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Israel denies Gazans eye treatment

Aid agencies have warned that Israel's blockade of Gaza is putting the health of many Palestinians at risk.

Last week, Israeli authorities have prevented 19 patients from crossing over to Ramallah in the West Bank, which is Palestinian territory, for cornea implants that could save their sight.

Ayman Mohyeldin reports from Gaza on the harmful effects of a blockade that has no end in sight.

Cold Case Killer Jailed After 27 Years

A killer, who taunted police they'd never catch him, has been jailed for life for murdering a teenager more than 26 years ago. Paul Hutchinson pleaded guilty to raping and strangling 16-year-old Colette Aram. He was only caught last year after DNA from the murder scene was linked to his son on the national database. Sky's Darren Little reports.

The Roast of Tim Geithner

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner faced some tough questions and even tougher criticism from the U.S. congress today about his role in the AIG bailout. RT'
s Lauren Lyster gives us the scoop on the grilling of Tim Geithner

Sri Lanka votes in President Rajapaksa

Mahinda Rajapaksa is celebrating a convincing victory in the country's presidential election.

Polls show he beat his rival, the former army general, Sarath Fonseka, by almost twenty per cent.

But Fonseka has rejected the result, and troops have been deployed on the streets of the capital, Colombo.

Mike Hanna reports.

Should the lessons of the Holocaust apply to Palestinians?

The US Memorial Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. urges visitors to learn from the lessons of the holocaust, in an effort to stop hatred and injustice, and other crimes against humanity worldwide. Outside the museum, a group of American activists urges visitors to include Palestinians in Gaza today when they think about current injustices. These protesters argue a humanitarian crisis is taking place in the region that the United States is ignoring.

...from Osama to Obama

Osama Bin Laden has claimed responsibility for the failed attack on a US airliner on December 25 in a new audio tape.

In the tape obtained by Al Jazeera, the world's most wanted man warns Barack Obama, the US president, that there will be more attacks unless he finds a solution to the Palestinian crisis.

Quake victims buried in mass graves

As more corpses are recovered from the rubble in Haiti, the operation of burying the quake victims becomes an increasingly daunting task.

Thousands of bodies have already been placed in a mass grave at the outskirts of the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Followers of voodoo, an African-influenced religion which gives special importance to honouring the spirits of the dead, have complained to the government that mass graves are sacrilegious.

But authorities say that due to the health hazards associated there is no alternative.

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds from Port-au-Prince.

Cadbury chocolate takeover deal

British chocolate-maker Cadbury has been swallowed up by the US food giant Kraft for just under $20 billion.

Kraft has been trying to take control of Cadbury for some time now, and this improved offer seems to have sealed the deal.

Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports from Cadbury HQ in Bourneville, in the UK's Midlands.

White approval for Obama declines

Barack Obama, the US president, was voted into office on a promise of change, and a wave of hope.

One year after his inauguration, Obama still draws plenty of strength from America's black community, which invested high expectations in his candidacy from the start. But polls show white approval of his presidential performance has faded.

Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman looks into the status of race relations in the US in the first of a series of reports on the first 12 months of Obama's historic presidency from inside America and around the world.

Iran government blames US and Israel for assassination of Iranian nuclear physicist....

An Iranian nuclear physicist has been killed in Tehran - a killing the government is placing squarely on the shoulders of the US and Israel. The US has denied this calling it absurd. Massoud Ali Mohammadi was leaving for his job at Tehran University, when a bomb placed on a motorcycle near his house went off. Al Jazeera's Alireza Roneghi reports from Tehran.

More cases of racism in Australia ......

The Australian police are being accused of institutional racism following a series of attacks on Indian students.

An Indian man said he was assaulted by four men who set him on fire in Melbourne on Saturday.

The incident happened after an Indian student was stabbed to death, but police in Australia's second largest city say neither attack was racially motivated.

Al Jazeera's Ashima Thomas reports.

Wildlife worries

Wildlife authorities are raising the red flag over a sharp rise in poaching in the country. Last year alone 214 elephants were killed in the country, the highest number in decades. Now, neighbouring Tanzania is pushing to have its elephants removed from the list of endangered species. That, as Cynthia Vukets reports, would spell doom to Kenyas elephant population.

Europe's winter weather thwarts travel plans

Europe remains at the mercy of icy weather with snowfalls and blizzards spelling a miserable weekend for many.

At least 200 flights were cancelled at the Frankfurt international airport and the German government has warned people not to travel unless it is absolutely necessary.

Al Jazeera's Erica Wood reports.

Riz Khan - Could America's first Black President be dividing it more than uniting it? White Power USA - Part 1

With the election of the Barack Obama, a failing economy and anti-immigrant sentiment on the rise, some activists are calling it the perfect storm for recruitment by racist organisations.

Supremacist groups are reportedly targeting soldiers returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as trying to become part of 'mainstream' conservatism by organising around the successful 'Tea Party' movement.

White Power USA -Part 2

With the election of the Barack Obama, a failing economy and anti-immigrant sentiment on the rise, some activists are calling it the perfect storm for recruitment by racist organisations.

Supremacist groups are reportedly targeting soldiers returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as trying to become part of 'mainstream' conservatism by organising around the successful 'Tea Party' movement.

Tracking Nigerian 'bomber' in Yemen

The Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a US flight bound for Detroit on Christmas Day allegedly got his orders from an al-Qaeda group in Yemen.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was studying Arabic there, just a few months ago.

Al Jazeera visited his school in Sanaa, where his teacher describes him as a gentleman who did not raise any suspicions.

Omar al-Saleh reports.

Woman attacks man's genital area

a new year's celebration in albuquerque --- has a woman in some big trouble. we do want to warn you some of the details may be disturbing. 46-year-old cecilia ortiz from las cruces is now charged with battery. albuquerque police say she severely injured her boyfriend's genital area after a fight with him.