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The World This Weekend with Martina Fitzgerald

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Taliban leader Mullah Omar died 2 years ago: Afghan intelligence agency video
Afghanistan's main intelligence agency says the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years, with the report coming just days before the Afghan government and the Taliban are to hold peace talks.
Greek PM threatens Syriza rebels with election if bailout reforms derailed
After pushing through two rounds of austerity to meet the demands of creditors, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is saying that’s enough cutting back.
Cecil the lion slaying: Why hunters are defending the African lion hunt video
The organized lion hunt in Zimbabwe is a boon to local economies, fuels money to the government and the locals, helps fund anti-poaching initiatives and actually ends up protecting the lion population, some hunters say.
Analysis Turkey finally joins the ISIS fight. Should we be worried?
After trying to straddle the fence, Turkey has suddenly given in to U.S. bidding and thrown itself into the fray against ISIS. But there may be a price to pay, Brian Stewart writes, as Ankara wants to settle scores with its Kurdish enemies at the same time.
Happy Birthday song copyright invalid, filmmakers allege
A documentary filmmaker making a movie about the ubiquitous Happy Birthday song says she has unearthed conclusive proof that a copyright claimed by a major music label either expired decades ago, or never existed in the first place.