Al Jazeera to launch English language TV.

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Arabic television news station Al Jazeera, which often broadcasts exclusive tapes of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, is planning to target the English language market for the first time, a British daily The Times has said.

The station once denounced by the White House for "inciting attacks" against America, whose offices in Kabul were bombed by the US Air Force, now wants to reach millions more viewers in the West, the newspaper said. Earlier this year, the 24-hour television channel was made available in Britain on satellite television in its original Arabic. The newspaper said the Qatar-based station will in the first quarter of 2003, begin dubbing its news, commentaries and current affairs programmes into English for non-Arabic speakers.

The daily said the English version of Al Jazeera will be available across Europe and will enable viewers to monitor world...

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