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German police in row over far right after officer blocked TV crew at Pegida rally

Off-duty police employee tried to stop groups demonstration in Dresden being filmed Police and politicians in the east German state of Saxony have been accused of ignoring or underplaying the rising influence of the far right, after an incident involving an off-duty police officer who tried to stop a TV crew filming a rally by the Pegida group in Dresden. Video footage that has gone viral showed a man later identified as an off-duty police employee shouting at crew members from state broadcaster ZDF. The man, dressed in a sun…

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Knives out: why Fox News has declared war on Radiohead

Two of the channels libertarian comedians are slagging off the British band and their fans after Thom Yorke and co were nominated for inclusion in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Name: Fox News v Radiohead. Age: About two weeks old. Appearance: Almost entirely on Fox News. What is it? Some kind of remix? Its a feud. Who are the combatants? On the one hand, Fox News; more specifically, Kat Timpf. Ive never heard of either of those people. Timpf, a millennial libertarian comedian, is a frequent guest on…

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Sky stops broadcasting rightwing US channel Fox News in UK

Sources say decision to stop broadcasting controversial channel is not connected to Foxs 11.7bn takeover bid for Sky Rupert Murdoch has taken the rightwing US channel Fox News off the air in the UK after 15 years. His US media group 21st Century Fox said it would withdraw Fox News from Sky in the UK on Tuesday because it no longer regarded the service as commercially viable. The decision came as Karen Bradley, the culture secretary, is set to return her verdict on whether to ask the competition regulator to…

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Benjamin Netanyahu threatens to expel al-Jazeera from Israel

Prime minister accuses Qatar-based network of stirring violence in coverage of protests around holy site in Jerusalem Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said he would work to close the Jerusalem offices of al-Jazeera, accusing the Qatar-based television news network of inciting recent violence in the city. Jerusalem is experiencing one of its most tense periods in years as Palestinians protest against deaths of three Israelis and four Palestinians in violence on Friday and Saturday raised international alarm. Al-Jazeera has also faced government censure in neighbouring Egypt when in…

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Qatar rejects deadline demands, saying it does not fear military action

Foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani rejects demands from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates Qatar said on Saturday it does not fear any military retaliation for refusing to meet a Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic ties with Qatar last month and shut down land, sea and air links. They issued a 13-point list of demands, including curbing diplomatic ties to Iran, severing ties with the Muslim Brotherhood and

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Al-Jazeera, insurgent TV station that divides the Arab world, faces closure

The network has raised political awareness across the Middle East. No wonder Qatars conservative enemies want it shut down On Monday a bold and controversial experiment in Middle Eastern media and politics may be abruptly brought to an end. Al-Jazeera once heralded as the beacon of free Arab media that broke the hegemony of the western networks and reversed the flow of information from east to west for the first time since the middle ages faces closing its doors for good. On 23 June, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates,…

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