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133 children die a day in Afghanistan

According to available figures, about 73 percent of people
in Afghanistan lack access to clean drinking water and 95 percent
do not have access to sufficient sanitation. As a result,
diarrhoeal diseases are responsible for the death of 48,545
children every year in the country.

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One Jewish woman’s fight for Palestine

Listening to the sound of wailing, she watched as medical workers lay out the bodies of the dead. The corpses, wrapped in white, were loaded onto the back of a pick-up truck…

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“Tens of Thousands” Rally with Fatah in Gaza

Tens of thousands of Palestinians from the Fatah faction held a mass rally in Gaza Friday for the first time since the rival Islamic militant group Hamas seized control of the territory in a brief civil war in 2007.

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124 year old Palestinian grandmother reportedly refused recognition due to hijab

…she was denied world record recognition, despite having official documents confirming her birth in 1888; and having been visited by a team of Guinness investigators, because she refused to remove her hijab (Muslim headscarf) for a television appearance…

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BBC admits to Israeli propaganda

One of the most consistent aspects of the BBC’s reporting of Gaza and Israel is the insistence of its journalists that any “outbreak of violence” is the fault of the Palestinians.

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Thousands of Hamas supporters rally in West Bank

For the first time since 2007, Hamas supporters flooded the streets of the West Bank to mark the Islamic movement’s 25th anniversary. Riding a wave of increasing support after the deadly exchange of fire with Israel last month, Hamas called for more rallies across the West Bank.

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Iran bans YouTube launches it own video site

Iran has launched its own video-sharing website after the country deemed YouTube’s content inappropriate. The website aims to attract Persian-speaking users and promote Iranian culture, according its ‘About Us’ section.

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Palestinian teenager shot dead in West Bank

A Palestinian teenager has been shot dead in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, after Israeli security forces stationed at a checkpoint opened fire on him.

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Israel’s Revenge: 3000 illegal Jewish settlement homes to be built in West Bank

Countries around the globe, including the US & UK, have condemned an Israeli announcement to build 3000 more Jewish homes on occupied territory. The move seen as revenge for the UN vote recognising Palestine, will further isolate Israel on the global stage and reinforce its position as an international pariah.

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Egypt’s Draft Constitution – English translation

The long awaited Egyptian Draft Constitution has been released with President Mohammad Morsi calling a referendum on Dec 15 2012. Read an english translation of the draft constitution.

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