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Nepal’s ‘lawless’ communists

Allegations persist in Nepal that the youth brigade of the ruling Maoists is responsible for intimidation, violence and murder.

Many of its members are former child soldiers who fought for the Maoists during the country’s civil war.

Al Jazeera’s Tony Birtley reports from Kathmandu.


‘Servants of God’ in the Philippines

Every Easter, a group in the Philippines gathers to initiate new followers by testing their physical strength and religious faith.

They call themselves the ‘Iron Kings’ and say they are the servants of God.

From the province of Cavite, Al Jazeera’s Marga Ortigas reports.


Divisions loom over G20 gathering

World leaders including Barack Obama, the US president, will gather in London for final talks on the eve of a G20 summit dogged by divisions on how to tackle the economic crisis.

Obama’s stimulus approach to boost economic growth is facing stiff opposition from European and other governments.

Al Jazeera’s Matthew Moore reports.


US boot camp for new Afghan security force

The United States is backing an Afghan plan to set up a new security force, whose members are chosen and supported by tribal elders.

The members of the so-called Afghan Public Protection Force are undergoing training from the US forces.

Al Jazeera’s James Bays went to meet some of the new recruits.