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Al-Jazeera in US move

CURRENT TV, the network founded by former US vice-president Al Gore, has been sold to Al-Jazeera for $500m (€383m).

The Qatar-based network plans to launch Al-Jazeera America, reaching 40m homes in the United States.

The channel is currently seen in more than 260m homes in 130 countries, but has had limited access to the US.