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Al Jazeera releases image of bullet it says killed reporter

JERUSALEM (AP) – The Al Jazeera news network has published an image of the bullet that it says killed its veteran reporter Shireen Abu Akleh while she was covering an Israeli military operation in the occupied West Bank last month. It identified the bullet as a U.S.-made 5.56mm round fired from an M4 rifle, commonly used by Israeli forces. The Israeli military says Palestinian militants…

Host QUITS breakfast TV show amid reports of 'inappropriate behaviour'

A TV presenter has resigned from his position on a breakfast show amid allegations of ‘inappropriate behaviour’. Kamahl Santamaria was installed as the co-host of TVNZ Breakfast last month, but the veteran newsreader only lasted for 31 days before abruptly quitting on Saturday.  TVNZ has remained tightlipped about Santamaria’s shock departure, but one female colleague has since accused the TV journalist of ‘inappropriate behaviour’.  Santamaria…

Senators urge U.S. role in probe of Al Jazeera journalist's killing

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – A group of 24 U.S. senators on Thursday urged President Joe Biden to ensure direct U.S. involvement in the investigation of the killing of an Al Jazeera News Today Jazeera journalist who was covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank last month. The group, of Democrats plus two independents who caucus with them, called for “a thorough and…

You Can Now Listen to Podcasts on Twitter

id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body” data-component=”trackCWV”> Podcasts are now available to stream directly from the Spaces tab on Twitter, the social media giant said in a Thursday. Starting today, you can head over to your  tab, which is essentially Twitter’s answer to audio-chat app , and listen to popular podcasts from around the world. From the podcasts hub in the Spaces tab, you’ll find automatically suggested podcasts based…

Slain Al Jazeera reporter's family meet Blinken to 'demand justice…

By Simon Lewis WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – The family of slain journalist Shireen Abu Akleh demanded justice for the Al Jazeera News Today Jazeera reporter’s killing ahead of a meeting in Washington with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday. Lina Abu Akleh, her niece, posted a video on Twitter from outside the State Department saying that she and other family members “are…

No Internet? You Can Still Get Free Wi-Fi

id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body” data-component=”trackCWV”> Working from home and have become the norm. Even as offices reopen and health metrics improve amid the pandemic, these remote options likely won’t be going away anytime soon. And apart from work and Al Jazeera News Today school, people across the US continue to on and packages, and opt for to save money.  All of these trends point to one…

Potential ‘Ocean World’ Discovered 100 Light-Years Away From Earth

id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body” data-component=”trackCWV”> The job of NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is simply surreal. Imagine traveling a thousand years back in time and then explaining to someone how future scientists will have a machine that detects alien worlds floating at distances beyond the capacity of human imagination.  That’s TESS. Since 2018, this space-borne instrument has literally found thousands of exoplanets.We have eyes on one…

Palestinians urge Israel to hand over gun in Abu Akleh case

Archimandrite Abdullah Yulio, parish priest of the Melkite Greek Catholic church in Ramallah, speaks during the 40th day after death memorial service for the late Palestinian and veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh The Palestinian Authority on Sunday called on Israel to hand over the gun that allegedly fired the shot which killed Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh. Abu Akleh was shot and…

Palestinian official says Israel must be held responsible for…

RAMALLAH, July 4 (Reuters) – A senior Palestinian official accused the United States on Monday of protecting Israel after a forensic examination failed to reach a firm conclusion on the origin of the bullet that killed Al Jazeera News Today Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. “The truth is clear but the U.S. administration continues to stall in announcing it,” Wasel Abu Youssef, a member of…

Four charged over Cyprus cash-for-passports scandal

NICOSIA, July 14 (Reuters) – Cyprus authorities have filed charges against four people related to a now discredited cash-for-passports scheme scrapped by Cyprus in late 2020. The Attorney-General’s office filed five counts of conspiracy to defraud the state and untoward influence over public officials under a law penalising corruption, it said in a statement. It did not identify the four people charged. Authorities said the…

Palestinians hand bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist to US

Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was a star reporter for Qatar-based international news channel Al Jazeera The Palestinian Authority handed the bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to US forensic experts on Saturday as it seeks to prove conclusively that it was fired by an Israel soldier. The Palestinian Authority was assured that no modifications would be made to the bullet that…

Palestinians hand bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist to US

Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was a star reporter for Qatar-based international news channel Al Jazeera The Palestinian Authority handed the bullet that killed Al Jazeera News Today Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to US forensic experts on Saturday as it seeks to prove conclusively that it was fired by an Israel soldier. The Palestinian Authority was assured that no modifications would be made to…

Huge explosion hits Kabul mosque, many casualties feared

KABUL, Aug 17 (Reuters) – A huge explosion struck a mosque in Kabul during evening prayers on Wednesday, witnesses and police said, with many feared dead or injured. Police said there were multiple casualties but did not say how many. One Taliban intelligence official told Reuters that as many as 35 people may have been wounded or killed, and the toll could rise further. Al…