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Chris Hedges on Roots of Terrorism, Free Speech Hypocrisy & Translating #JeSuisCharlie (Video)

info-pictogram1 On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin, discusses the lack of media coverage of the massacre of as many as 2,000 people in the town of Baga by Boko Haram militants. Abby then goes over the most outrageous responses to the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris and why the clash of civilizations mentality when it comes to these type of acts is so misleading. Abby then speaks with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author, Chris Hedges, about the roots of the attacks in France and the relationship between global events and the rise of radicalization.

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Drone Down: Israel reportedly supporting Syrian rebels (Video)

info-pictogram1 Syrian military officials claim they’ve managed to take down an Israeli drone in its airspace. It was downed while flying over the Druze village of Hadar, which is one of the Assad-forces stronghold.

Documentary: The Pole of Cold (Video)

info-pictogram1 This time James Brown is visiting Russia’s remote region Yakutia. This place is known as probably the coldest in the world – in winter, temperatures go down to minus 50 degrees Celsius. But people here are really warm and full of energy!
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Documentary: Antarctica by Land (Video)

info-pictogram1 RT travels to Antarctica to meet Russia’s team of polar explorers. Why do people choose to work in Antarctica and what is life like among scores of penguins? Find out in this documentary.
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Journalist Dies In Mysterious Crash, Shortly After Being Accused Of Spying By Turkey

A Lebanese-American reporter working for Iranian channel, Press TV, Serena Shim has been killed in a car crash in Turkey, following her reports of accusations from Turkey’s intelligence agency that she had been “spying.”

info-pictogram1 Shim was killed on Sunday as she was on a working mission in Turkey to cover the ongoing war in the strategic Syrian town of Kobani.

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Israelis protest IDF Gaza bombing as deadly op drags on (Video)

info-pictogram1 In Tel Aviv, Israelis protested the continuing fighting and called for an end to the blockade on Gaza. The protest, expected to be larger, had originally been canceled by police, saying the security situation didn’t allow for a large gathering. A small minority of war opponents exists in Israel, but they complain of being silenced.
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RAW: Uprooted trees, power poles & ripped off roofs as typhoon slams Philippines (Video)

info-pictogram1 Typhoon Rammasun strengthened overnight on Wednesday, leaving at least one person dead and knocking out power in many areas in the Philippine capital, Manila. Rammasun, is the seventh storm to batter the Philippines this year.

GRAPHIC: Israeli shelling kills 4 Palestinian children on Gaza beach (Video)

info-pictogram1 Four Palestinian children were killed by rockets while playing football on Gaza beach, with local officials saying the attack came from an Israeli gunboat.
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RAW: IDF airstrikes batter Gaza as first Palestinian responders search for victims (Video)

info-pictogram1 Palestinian rescue workers scrambled for cover on Friday when a volley of Israeli missile strikes hit as they searched a collapsed building in Rafah for survivors. Gaza health officials said five people were killed in the strike, raising the death toll there to at least 90, including dozens of civilians.