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02 Jan

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Exclusive Al Jazeera interview with Gbagbo
Cote d’Ivoire’s presidential claimant, Alassane Ouattara, has called for a general strike from Monday until incumbent Laurent Gbagbo steps down. In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera’s Ama Boateng, Gbagbo said UN inspectors are welcome to investigate allegations of mass graves. Gbagbo also said he might even reluctantly consider sharing power in the interests of peace.

 

Official announcement follows day of unrest in Alexandria neighbourhood where car-bomb attack claimed 21 lives.
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2011 15:36 GMT

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Tension flares amid Israeli raids

One Palestinian shot dead at checkpoint in the West Bank and two more injured in Gaza as Israeli jets hit refugee camp.
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2011 14:28 GMT

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Mel Frykberg 02 Jan 2011 13:50 GMT
Legitimacy of Israeli democracy threatened as racism increases under discriminatory laws against Palestinian minority.
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MPs refused the facts on UK’s part in rendition cases

Emily Dugan: The Government is accused of avoiding disclosure about Britain’s role in extraordinary rendition.

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‘Biblical’ floods displace 200,000 Queenslanders

Kathy Marks: Area the size of France and Germany combined is swamped after days of torrential rainfall.

India’s hidden climate change catastrophe

 The 30,000 lost children of the Franco years are set to be saved from oblivion

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Hamas security forces ride a vehicle in Gaza

Gazan youth issue manifesto to vent their anger with all sides in the conflict

A Gazan group of young people have issued a manifesto to vent their anger about the situation in Palestine. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

The meeting takes place in a bare room in a block of flats in the centre of Gaza City. No photographs, no real names – those are the conditions.

This is the first time that a group of young Palestinian cyber-activists has agreed to meet a journalist since launching what it calls Gaza Youth’s Manifesto for Change. It is an incendiary document – written with courage and furious energy – that has captivated thousands of people who have come across it online, and the young university students are visibly excited, but also scared. “Not only are our lives in danger; we are also putting our families at risk,” says one of them, who calls himself Abu George………………………..

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