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Netanyahu At War

The United States and Israel have historic ties which run quite deep but in this two hour PBS Frontline special "Netanyahu at War" we examine Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Ministers rise to power and the background to his now infamous ongoing feud with Barack Obama which came to be amid the rise of violence in the Middle East over the last few years.

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Who Won the War?

Over 20 years ago the IRA and Loyalist paramilitaries declared an end to the so called war which claimed the lives of more than 3,000 people. Their historic ceasefire's marked the beginning of a road to peace that Northern Ireland enjoys today. Reporter Peter Taylor has been covering this conflict for more than 40 years and in this film he explores the contrast from back then up until now, expl

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Inside America’s For-Profit Bail System

Out of all of the first-world countries and with the highest rate of incarceration in the world, the United States is the only one which allows the commercialization of bail bonds. The for-profit industry manages to rake in a cool 2 billion dollars in revenue a year. Most criminal defendants don't have the means to pay the full bail set on them and as a result must either stay in jail or pay a

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The Shooting of Ronald Reagan

On March 30th of 1981, just a mear 69 days into Ronald Reagan's presidency an attempted assassination was carried out on his life. Reagan had just wrapped up a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. and upon leaving the venue a man by the name of John Hinckley, Jr. opened fire on him, as a result of which President Reagan and three others were hit and wounded. The m

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The Golden Mountains of Suriname

In the South American, Suriname Mountains, the precious metal gold can be found everywhere, from political power to the jewellery being worn by the locals. The effects of the gold mining which is occurring here seeps into all aspects of society. For many Surinamese, the gold industry is a necessary source of income but it is destroying the environment and the health of those around it. In this

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Clinton

William Jefferson 'Bill' Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States and served in office from 1993 up until 2001. At the age of 46 he became the third youngest president and in this hour long special we follow his bumpy road to presidential victory, examining the amazing triumph gained over repeated scandals and setbacks. Clinton was a president who rose from a broken childhood in Arka

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Terror in Paris

Terror in Paris

On the night of November 13th, a series of bombs exploded in 6 different areas of Paris, as well as there being a series of shootings in the capital of France. The area that got the most coverage, however, was the Bataclan Theatre where a rock group called The Eagles of Death Metal were playing a gig. During this concert three men stormed inside and started shooting at the concert goers, leavin

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United in Hate: The Fight for Control in CAR

Welcome to Bangui the capital of the Central African Republic, for the past two years the country has been torn apart by a violent religious conflict that has seen the Muslim Séléka and Christian Anti-balaka militias pitted against each other. The Séléka is a coalition of predominantly Muslim armed groups from the North-East who seized power back in March of 2013, they committed mass atrocities ag

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Terminal F/Chasing Edward Snowden

At the age of 29 Edward Snowden was an analyst for the National Security Agency in the USA but on May 20, 2013, he flew to Hong Kong after having left his job in an NSA facility in Hawaii. In June of the same year he would officially turn whistleblower after leaking thousands of classified documents to journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill. These documents were evidence of 

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