Archivi giornalieri: marzo 17, 2009

Denmark’s strict immigration regulations

Denmark’s immigration regulations are very strict. For the increasing number whose applications are rejected, like Nabil Darwish, a 36-year-old Iraqi Kurd, it means being caught up in a system with no obvious way out. Al Jazeera’s Awad Joumaa reporting from Denmark.


Austrian man pleads guilty to incestuous rape

An Austrian man who’s accused of imprisoning his daughter beneath his family home for more than two decades and fathering seven children with her has gone on trial.

There was tight security around the court in St Polten as Josef Fritzl appeared in the dock. He pleaded guilty to incest, but denied murdering a newborn baby boy.

He also pleaded not guilty to a charge of enslaving his daughter Elisabeth, who’s now 42, for most of her life. A verdict is expected this week, and if he’s found guilty he could face life in jail.


Tigers and loggers fight to survive in Sumatra

Illegal logging in Indonesia has wiped out up millions of hectares of forest and driven the Sumatran tiger to the brink of extinction.

The recent spate of killings in Sumatra’s Jambi’s province shows that loggers and tigers are now locked in battle over a fast-dwindling area.

Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports.


Pakistanis doubt impact of change on their daily lives

Pakistan has announced the reinstatement of its deposed supreme court chief judge, Iftikhar Chaudhry, in order to defuse a political crisis.

His supporters have call it a “people power” victory. Observers say it has caused a shift in the political landscape. But as Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan reports from Gujranwala in Punjab, ordinary people are realistic in their expectations.