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Al Jazeera America sues AT&T for dropping channel

Al Jazeera Network has filed a lawsuit against US communications giant AT&T for dropping the broadcast of its new American news channel on the day it was launched, AFP has reported. "Unfortunately AT&T's decision to unilaterally delete Al Jazeera America presented us with circumstances that were untenable, an affiliate that has wilfully and knowingly breached its contractual obligations," Al-Jazeera America said. "Accordingly, we had no choice but to take this action and to enforce Al Jazeera America's rights under its agreement with AT&T, and to compel AT&T to do the right thing," it said.