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Documentary: 101 East – China’s dirty secrets (Video)

info-pictogram1 China’s juggernaut economy is the envy of the world, but at what cost to the country’s people and environment? 101 East investigates.
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Saudi Plans Grand Mosque in Afghanistan

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By: Shadi Khan Saif

KABUL – Afghani Muslim scholars have praised plans by the Saudi Kingdom to establish the country’s largest Islamic Center in Kabul, a project that has raised both hopes and fears in this land locked country.

“We hope that establishment of the centre by Saudi Arabia will not amplify all those madrassas in Afghanistan, Pakistan and some other countries that are known for spreading extremism, terrorism and fundamentalism,” Afghan religious scholar Hedaytullah Hedayat told

Hedayat stressed that the new centre should dedicate its efforts to spread the true Islamic teachings that are meant to spread harmony, peace and tolerance.

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Documentary: Battling the dry (Video)

info-pictogram1 101 East explores the human cost of the severe drought paralysing Australia’s north.
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First U.S. Stealth Jet Attack on Syria Cost More Than Indian Mission to Mars


By: Dave Majumdar

F-22 Raptor stealth fighters were needed in case the Syrians used their sophisticated air defenses. But Raptors don’t come cheap.
Fears of a potent Syrian air defense system drove the U.S. Air Force to send its silver bullet force of F-22 Raptor stealth fighters into battle for the first time ever. The Pentagon confirmed on Sept. 23 that the $150 million jets had struck an ISIS command and control facility in Raqqah, Syria with a satellite-guided bomb. That was right after an initial wave of U.S. Navy Tomahawk cruise missiles hit their targets around Aleppo and Raqqah.

But the Raptors’ first mission wasn’t cheap. Together, the missiles and airstrikes cost at least $79 million to pull off, according to a Daily Beast tally.

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Palestinians left to rebuild lives and homes (Video)

info-pictogram1 Gaza and Israel are enjoying the first day of a long-term ceasefire. Both sides are claiming victory, but the cost of the damage to Gaza has been estimated to be at least $6bn. Al Jazeera’s Jane Ferguson reports from Gaza.

How Much does Israel Cost the Average American?

While so many Americans are subsisting on food stamps, losing their homes, and accumulating credit card debt they will never be able to pay off, the US is giving Israel $3 billion in direct foreign aid every year and, according to Congressman James Traficant, another $12-17 billion in indirect aid such as valuable military equipment deemed “scrapped,” loan guarantees, and preferential contracts. Israel is an affluent country with more than 10,000 millionaires and, according to the International Monetary Fund, was one of the few economies that weathered the 2008 financial storm nearly unscathed.


By: Alcibiades Bilzerian


It’s hard to calculate the exact amount of foreign aid America gives Israel every year because the Israeli lobby in America secretly campaigns to give the tiny desert nation as much under-the-table aid as they can secure. In 1992, AIPAC President David Steiner was caught on tape bragging about his organization’s incredible power in America. Steiner first admitted to manipulating the US Secretary of State into giving Israel more foreign aid. Steiner said he, ”met with [Secretary of State] Jim Baker and I cut a deal with him. I got, besides the $3 billion, you know they’re looking for the Jewish votes, and I’ll tell him whatever he wants to hear … Besides the $10 billion in loan guarantees which was a fabulous thing, $3 billion in foreign, in military aid, and I got almost a billion dollars in other goodies that people don’t even know about.”

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Some people gain satisfaction in trying to dim your light, they will try to outshine you, even at the cost of the truth.

gb copy Some people gain satisfaction in trying to dim your light, they will try to outshine you, even at the cost of the truth.
es copy Algunas personas aumentan la satisfacción en el intento de atenuar su luz, van a tratar de eclipsar a usted, incluso a costa de la verdad.
nl copy Sommige mensen voldoening te krijgen in een poging om uw licht te dimmen, zullen ze proberen je overtreffen, zelfs ten koste van de waarheid.
fr copy Certaines personnes gagnent satisfaction en essayant d’obscurcir votre lumière, ils vont essayer de vous surpasser, même au prix de la vérité.
de copy Manche Leute gewinnen Zufriedenheit bei dem Versuch, Ihr Licht dimmen, werden sie versuchen, Sie zu überstrahlen, selbst um den Preis der Wahrheit.
CN67867 Yǒuxiē rén zài shìtú diào àn nǐ de guāng huòdé de mǎnyì dù, tāmen huì jìnliàng shèngguò nǐ, shènzhì zài zhēnlǐ de fèiyòng.
Sweden Vissa människor får tillfredsställelse i att försöka dämpa ditt ljus, kommer de att försöka överglänsa dig, även på bekostnad av sanningen.
rus7897 Nekotoryye lyudi poluchayut udovletvoreniye v popytke tusklyy svet vash , oni budut pytat’sya zatmit’ tebya, dazhe tsenoy istiny.
4523turkey Bazı insanlar loş ışıkta çalışırken memnuniyetini kazanmak, hatta gerçeğin pahasına, seni gölgede bırakmak için çalışacağız.
images Alcune persone aumentano la soddisfazione nel tentativo di oscurare la tua luce, cercheranno di eclissare voi, anche a costo della verità.
indonesiaID Beberapa orang mendapatkan kepuasan dalam mencoba untuk meredupkan cahaya Anda, mereka akan mencoba untuk lebih cemerlang dr Anda, bahkan dengan mengorbankan kebenaran.

Being kind doesn’t have to cost a thing. Words are free, smiles are free, actions are free.

gb copy Being kind doesn’t have to cost a thing. Words are free, smiles are free, actions are free.
es copy Ser amable no tiene por qué costar nada. Las palabras son gratis, las sonrisas son gratis, las acciones son gratuitas.
nl copy Vriendelijk zijn hoeft niet een ding kosten. Woorden zijn gratis, glimlacht zijn gratis, acties zijn gratis.
fr copy Être genre ne devrait pas coûter une chose. Les mots sont libres, les sourires sont libres, les actions sont libres.
de copy Als Art nicht auf ein Ding kosten. Wörter sind kostenlos, Lächeln ist kostenlos, Aktionen sind kostenlos.
CN67867 Zuòwéi yīzhǒng bùbì fùchū shénme dàijià. Huà shì miǎnfèi de, wéixiào shì miǎnfèi de, xíngdòng shì zìyóu de.
Sweden Att vara snäll behöver inte kosta en sak. Ord är gratis, leenden är fria, åtgärder är gratis.
rus7897 Byt’ dobrym ne dolzhny stoit’ veshch’. Slova svobodny, ulybki svobodny, deystviya yavlyayutsya besplatnymi.
4523turkey Nazik olmak bir şey maliyet zorunda değildir. Kelimeler eylemler ücretsiz, gülümsemeler ücretsiz, ücretsiz.
images Essere gentili non deve costare una cosa. Le parole sono liberi, i sorrisi sono gratis, le azioni sono gratuiti.
indonesiaID Menjadi semacam tidak perlu biaya apa-apa. Kata-kata bebas, tersenyum bebas, tindakan bebas.