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Suicide that sparked a revolution
Published 20 January 2011 02:14 1451 Views
Tunisia’s political upheaval began last month after a young vendor set himself on fire after police confiscated the fruits and vegetables he sold. The act of self-immolation sparked a series of protests and riots that ultimately led to the end of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s 23-year rule. Al Jazeera’s Ayman Mohyeldin traveled to the man’s hometown of Sidi Bouzid for this exclusive report.

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Tunisia cabinet holds first session

Transitional government convenes while hundreds of protesters rally outside the headquarters of the former ruling party.
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2011 17:19 GMT
 
 
 
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Shia pilgrims killed in Iraq blasts

Two suicide bomb attacks near the holy city of of Karbala leave at least 45 people dead and scores injured.
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2011 15:31 GMT
 
 
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MJ Rosenberg 20 Jan 2011 14:02 GMT
If the US is serious about peace, it should follow the current trend and recognise Palestinian statehood in 2011.
 
 
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Chris Arsenault 19 Jan 2011 14:12 GMT
Accused of killing 73 in an airline bombing, Luis Posada Carriles charged with immigration violations, not terrorism.
 
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At meetings with US counterpart, Chinese leader says “a lot still needs to be done” on human rights in his country.
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The President quickly realised his error, made during an important address to a farming community in Alsace

Sarkozy’s gaffe gives Alsace back to the Germans

John Lichfield: French President Nicolas Sarkozy has startled, and amused, an audience of Alsatian farmers by referring to their region as ‘Germany’.

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Iran has ‘nuclear technical ability’

WikiLeaks cables: Tehran has ‘cleared major hurdle’ to making nuclear weapons, say experts

Full coverage of the US embassy cables

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