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Tigers and human clash in Bangladesh

The Sunderbans forest in Bangladesh is home to the world's largest tiger reserve.

An estimated 500 Royal Bengal tigers roam the mangroves and the forest has long remained untouched.

But because of rising sea levels humans have been forced to move into the tiger's territory.

As Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports, this has had deadly consequences for both man and beast.

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Anger grows over Korea ship attack

In South Korea mourning for the 46 sailors killed in the sinking of the Cheonan patrol ship has turned to growing anger against North Korea.

Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley travelled to the Daejeon National Military Cemetary, where he spoke to grieving relatives and South Korean navy veterans about how their attitude towards the North has changed and whether the relationship can ever be repaired.

Indian villagers take on Maoists

India's government says Maoist rebels represent the country's greatest internal security threat.

To fight the so-called Naxalites, the government relies on the support of local village groups, who fight at a huge personal risk, but with no official recognition.

Now, many of these local groups are calling on the government to do more to look after those willing to fight and die on its behalf.

Al Jazeera's Kamal Kumar has the latest report in our exclusive series on the Naxal movement.

Lucky man almost hit by car, escapes carnage by inches

Security cameras captured another lucky escape in Russia. A last moment jump saved a pedestrian's life as he was almost hit by an out of control car. In October a bus rampaged through the Russian city of Perm smashing everything in its path. As CCTV footage showed, one passer-by also escaped death under its wheels thanks only to miracle.

Fighting rages in Jamaica

Supporters of an alleged drug lord in Kingston, the Jamaican capital, are engaged in fierce gun battles with the security forces.

Several police stations came under attack,and the government has imposed a state of emergency in parts of the city.

The attacks came after Jamaica said it would extradite Christopher "Dudus" Coke, the alleged drug lord, to the United States, where he faces drugs and arms trafficking charges.

The extradition of Coke threatens to further destabilise a country already rife with drugs-related violence.

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports.
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Trail of terror? 1000 kenyans recruited by Al-shabaab

Security agencies have been combing the home of two men they believe have links to Somalias terrorist outfit Al-Shabab. The two were arrested yesterday but are yet to make any concrete statement to the police. Police sources tell NTV that at least 1000 young Kenyans have been recruited to fight alongside Al-Shabab in Somalia, in the last one year alone.

Indian Plane Crash, Most Killed | 22 May 2010 - ABC News

An Air India Express passenger plane en route from Dubai has overshot a runway and crashed outside an airport in southern India, killing almost everyone on board in one of the country's worst air accidents in years.

Mangalore deputy police commissioner R Ramesh said the plane, a Boeing 737 believed to be carrying 160 passengers and six crew, crashed in Mangalore about 6:30am on Saturday (local time) after overshooting the runway and ploughing into a forest.

At least eight people have been rescued from the plane, despite initial fears that everyone on board was

Girl exposed to hendra virus

The Australian A 10-YEAR-OLD girl whose pet horse died of Hendra virus is among nine people tested for the lethal bat-borne disease yesterday as health officials urged horse owners to stay away from sick animals.

The CSIRO said yesterday it was seeking government funding to test a vaccine to protect horses against the virus, which has killed four people and 41 horses in 14 outbreaks over the past 16 years.

Biosecurity officers have quarantined a property at Tewantin, near Noosa on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, where a vet euthanased the dying gelding on Monday.

Preliminary blood tests have cleared six of the nine people exposed to the sick horse, while three are still waiting for results. But all nine will have to wait up to six weeks for an all-clear because of the long incubation period of the Hendra virus in humans.

Campbell's 'distressing' double life

Former transport minister David Campbell admits living a double life for more than 20 years.
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Man Dies on Train, Not Found for 5 Hours

Metro officials in Washington, DC are investigating how a man who died on a subway train was not noticed for nearly five hours. The man got on the train about 10 a.m. Monday morning, but his body was not found until three that afternoon
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Arizona Law angers Mexicans

A new law in Arizona targeting illegal immigrants has given police broad powers to stop anyone they suspect of being in the state illegally and detain them if they cannot prove their immigration status.

The introduction of the law has angered activists in Mexico say the law is discriminatory. In response they are trying to organize a boycott of Arizona.

Al Jazeera's Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City.
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Major art heist in Paris

Thieves have made off with paintings worth almost 500 million from an art gallery in the French capital.

New twist in Spanish hotel tragedy

It's emerged the father of two childen found dead in a Spanish hotel room is an alleged paedophile who'd just been extradited. .

Thai Protest Crushed: Video of bloody crackdown on Red Shirts in Bangkok

In the Thai capital Bangkok, anti-government protesters have surrendered after an armed assault on their fortified encampment. Troops say the situations under control after 7 key 'Red Shirt' leaders gave themselves up to prevent further bloodshed. It comes after two protesters and an Italian news photographer were killed when the camp was stormed. 42 people have died and more than 300 injured in clashes during the last week. Demonstrators had been calling for resignation of the Primer and fresh elections.

Red Shirt Barricades: Bangkok ablaze as Thai govt rejects immediate peac...

The Thai government has rejected holding talks with Protesters until the demonstrations stop. Earlier protesters in Thailand's capital Bangkok have said they'll accept a government offer for peace talks without conditions. At least 37 people have died in clashes over the past six days. The escalating crisis had prompted the UN to urge parties to reach a truce. Demonstrators have been calling for the Prime Minister to step down since March.

FRANCE 24 journalist seriously injured in Bangkok clashes

THAILAND - France 24 correspondent Nelson Rand reports from protest site, shortly before being shot.
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Clashes continue in Bangkok

Another eight people have been killed in Bangkok as anti-government "Red Shirt" protesters continue to battle security forces on the streets of the capital.

The total death toll over the past three days now stands at 24. It is unclear if those killed were all protesters but it is known that none of the dead were soldiers.

Government troops meanwhile continue to surround the red shirt who have been camped in the centre of the capital for two months.

Troops have also been declaring certain areas "live fire zones".

This means security forces will use live ammunition against any protesters trying to enter these areas.

Speaking for the first time since the latest round of violence began on Thursday, Thailand's prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva made it clear that his soldiers will not back down.

Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Bangkok

Dutch Crash Boy Arrives Home

The 9-year-old Dutch boy who miraculously survived a plane crash in Libya is back home in the Netherlands.

Growing outcry over Facebook privacy changes

An online backlash against the social website Facebook is gathering strength - and the company's executives have held an emergency meeting to discuss growing concerns about the privacy of its users.

According to Google search results, there's been a spike in the number of Facebook users looking to delete their accounts.

Some of the site's 400 million user charge that it is trying to exploit users by controlling access to their private information.

But despite the backlash, Ben Parr, the co-editor of the social networking blog Mashable.com, says the social website continues to grow.

American Pakistanis speak out

Investigators in Pakistan and the US continue to pursue possible links between Faisal Shahzad, the New York bomb suspect, and fighters in Pakistan.

The Pakistani Ambassador to Washington said that no such connection has yet been established.

Pakistani's and Pakistani Americans in Jackson Heights, New York, have been thrown on the defensive by recent events.

Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports from New York, on how the attempted attack is causing concern among the Pakistani community.