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Mixed Martial Arts Hit Mexico

Mixed Martial Arts is one of the world’s fastest growing sports and it was just a matter of time before it hit Mexico’s usually boxing-crazed gyms. 30 more words


Moving on from Haiti's deadly earthquake - Al Jazeera English

Sonson’s mother and father were killed when their home collapsed after the 7.3-magnitude quake struck on January 12, 2010. The boy’s older sister was missing. 106 more words


Haiti in quandary after parliament dissolves - Al Jazeera English

On Tuesday, the United Nations “Core Group,” which includes countries working closely with Haiti, such as the United States, Brazil, Canada, and the European Union, issued a statement saying it “deplores the fact that the Haitian parliament has become dysfunctional,” while offering its support for Martelly. 113 more words

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Haiti political crisis persists despite deal -- Al Jazeera English

Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo, reporting from Port-au-Prince, said the agreement struck by the president and parts of the opposition “was a deal perhaps in name only”.”Trying to stem the unrest, Martelly played what might have been his last card and announced that a deal with some opposition parties had been reached,” Elizondo said.Protesters accused Martelly of tacitly allowing the legislature to expire in order to rule by decree, while he accuses the opposition of blocking an electoral law that would allow a vote.Political hurdlesBut late on Sunday, just hours before the country marked the fifth anniversary of the earthquake that left some 300,000 people dead and devastated much of the capital, the president and some of the opposition politicians reached a long-term agreement.The agreement states to have elections organised before the end of 2015 for two-thirds of the senate and deputies, as well as for president. via – Al Jazeera English

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Nigeria: Boko Haram Seizes Army Base in Baga

Just as IS infamously pressured Iraqi military forces to retreat – increasing their area of control, so too has Boko Haram this past weekend in Northeast Nigeria. 393 more words


Amal Clooney Calls For Release of Journalist Mohamed Fahmy; Egyptian Court Orders Retrial Of Al-Jazeera's Jailed English Journalists

Update, Jan 5, 4:18 PM - Human Rights lawyer Amal Clooney has released a statement calling for the immediate release of her client, the Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fahmy. 1,652 more words


Photos: Timeline of #FreeAJStaff

From 29 December 2013 to today, a pictorial timeline of the case of three Al Jazeera journalists locked up in Egypt for doing their job: Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed. 1,249 more words