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‘They cannot silence us’: Kabul TV station back on air moments after attack

KABUL: A defiant Kabul TV station was back on the air Tuesday moments after the end of an attack by gunmen who had stormed the broadcaster, killing at least one person and leaving two dozen wounded. The assault on Shamshad TV by militants disguised as policemen, which was claimed by the Islamic State group, highlights the risks facing journalists who are increasingly targets in the war-torn country. After about three hours of fighting Afghan special forces overpowered the attackers, who were armed with guns and…

WATCH: Political analyst goes live on air in shorts, video goes viral

AMMAN: A video of Jordanian political analyst Majid Asfour has gone viral for totally an awkward reason – he appeared on the TV without pants. The hilarious video shows Asfour appearing on a Skype interview for Al Jazeera, sans trousers! No kidding! Filmed by Asfour’s son Manaf, the video is of the analyst seriously discussing the Israeli shooting in Amman, and while he appears to be decently and appropriately clothed in the “official” frame, the behind-the-scenes video has him sitting on a sofa in just shorts, having…

WATCH: Russian TV reporter punched in the face live on air

MOSCOW:  A man walked up to a journalist broadcasting live from a Moscow park on a popular Russian television channel and punched him in the face. The journalist was reporting on Wednesday for the NTV channel from the park, which was filled with former paratroopers lazing in the sun as Russia celebrated the annual Airborne Troops Day. He was approached by a burly, bearded man in a tee-shirt and shorts, spewing curses at him. The journalist, Nikita Razvozzhayev, asked the man to keep away. The man then delivered a…