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Indonesia quake: Race against time to save buried survivors | Al Jazeera English

Rescue teams in Indonesia have yet to make it to some parts of Lombok Island, where the search goes on for survivors of Sunday's earthquake. One person was found alive on Tuesday - two days after the disaster - but at le...

India police rescue young girls from prostitution ring | Al Jazeera English

At least 23 children - most of them young girls - have been rescued from an alleged prostitution ring in northern India. They were found in a privately-run shelter in Uttar Pradesh state after one of the girls managed to...

Bangladesh criticised for student and media crackdown | Al Jazeera English

Rights groups are demanding the release of journalists arrested for covering student protests in Bangladesh. Photojournalist Shahidul Alam is one of several being held. Human Rights Watch wants the government to investig...

Afghan migrants in Iran deported amid weakening economy | Al Jazeera English

The renewed sanctions on Iran has led to almost 400,000 Afghan migrant workers and refugees returning home. Three million Afghans live in Iran but as the economy weakens, many of them are losing jobs and being deported. ...

Former teenage ISIL members join rehab program in Iraq | Al Jazeera English

Al Jazeera has been given rare access to a detention centre in northern Iraq, housing teenagers accused or convicted of committing crimes for ISIL. They were arrested by security forces in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan R...

US embassy bombings of ’98: The Kenyan survivor wants to move on | Al Jazeera English

Around the world, people are marking the 20th anniversary of simultaneous US embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. In Nairobi, Kenya, a prayer meeting was held to mark the day suicide bombers affiliated with al-Q...

What US sanctions against Iran will snap back on Tuesday? | Al Jazeera English

Starting Tuesday, the Trump administration is reimposing sanctions on Iran; and in November it will impose even more. The sanctions will target a range of sectors, blocking Iran from purchasing US bank notes and trading ...

New water fountains in London aim to cut plastic bottle use | Al Jazeera English

Less than half of all plastic bottles used in the United Kingdom get recycled. Like other places in the world, plastic pollution is a growing problem. The mayor of London has decided to try and tackle the issue by introd...

Twice a Victim: How Have Attacks Affected Muslims in Europe? | | Featured Documentary

On March 11, 2004, during the morning rush hour, several bombs ripped through four commuter trains in the Spanish capital, Madrid. The simultaneous, coordinated blasts killed more than 190 people and injured almost 2,000...

Extreme heat, wildfires and the cost of climate change | Counting the Cost (Feature)

From water shortages to wildfires, the past 12 months have raised global awareness about the economic and human cost of extreme heat events. There have been wildfires in places that are unprepared for such outbreaks due ...

The future of Iran nuclear deal after new US sanctions | Al Jazeera English

The European Union says it's sticking to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, despite the US's withdrawal. In a statement, it said it ''deeply regrets'' the re-imposition of US sanctions. Iran's foreign minister says his cou...

Will the Druze remain loyal to the state of Israel? | Inside Story

Published on Aug 5, 2018 The new Nation State law declares Israel is a homeland solely for Jewish people. Non-Jewish minorities are understandably outraged, including the Druze minority. Tens of thousands rallied in...

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