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India’s ‘Menstruation Man’ Tried On Sanitary Pads, and Found Out What It’s Like to Have a Period

This is the incredibly cool tale of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who, after noticing his wife was using dirty rags to manage her menstruation, decided to do something about it—not just for her, but for all the women in India. That seems like a nice enough story on its face, but the 5:38 video that recounts his trajectory is riddled with challenges that are embarrassing, terrible and hilarious—sometimes all three at once. After thinking he solved the problem in just 48 hours (bro-five!) by creating sanitary pads made of cotton, his wife came back with the results and said they were basically garbage. 

Papa John’s Stands Behind Spokesman Peyton Manning Amid Doping Allegations

Papa John's pizza is the first of star quarterback Peyton Manning's sponsors to publicly throw support behind the Denver Broncos player after doping allegations surfaced last weekend.

Al Jazeera America Sees 30% Ratings Increase As Gaza Conflict Continues

Al Jazeera America has seen a major boost in its ratings over the last two weeks, with the network’s coverage of the Gaza conflict drawing some 3 million unique viewers in the first two weeks, 1.4 million of them in prime time,

Al Jazeera America Is Already in a Carriage Dispute With AT&T

That was quick: even before Al Jazeera America made it to the airwaves on Tuesday, it was already in the middle of its first carriage dispute.

Some Advertisers View Al Jazeera America as Too Risky

Al Jazeera America (AJAM) launches on Tuesday with both the boundless enthusiasm of the hard-core news hounds who are driving its slick, expensive content, and a branding problem as big as the Persian Gulf.

Al Jazeera America Will Have 6 Minutes of Ads Per Hour

One of the most surprising revelations in a call today with interim Al Jazeera CEO Ehab El Shihabi and president of newsgathering Kate O'Brian was that, unlike its more ad-heavy competitors, Al Jazeera America will have only six minutes per hour of commercials when it launches on Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Al Jazeera America Finds a Leader in ABC News Vet

With a little less than a month to go before its launch, Al Jazeera America has selected ABC News veteran Kate O’Brian to serve as its president.

Al Jazeera’s Fledgling Sports Net Refines Its Ground Game

In its bid to become a bona fide player in the U.S., the fledgling network beIN Sport has a lot going for it: deep pockets (thanks to the backing of Al Jazeera), the rights to choice soccer leagues like France’s Ligue 1, and distribution via Comcast, Dish Network and DirecTV.

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Current TV Acquired by Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera has acquired Al Gore's struggling cable channel Current TV and will use it to expand its domestic footprint.