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Slovakia police chief to resign after journalist’s murder | Al Jazeera English

Slovakia's national police chief says he is going to step down following weeks of public pressure and protests over the murder of a journalist. This is the third major resignation of top officials and politicians in Slov...

Gangs: Beyond Drugs and Violence | Al Jazeera Selects

War in the Valley of Plenty In Cape Town, one of the richest cities in all of Africa, gang-related killings and drug use are rampant. An intervention program called Ceasefire finds remarkable success by getting in the mi...

Prisoner’s Day: Thousands of Palestinians in Israeli jails | Al Jazeera English

Palestinians are marking Prisoners' Day - showing their solidarity with thousands of Palestinians being held in Israeli jails. There are more than 6,500 Palestinians - including 350 children and more than 60 women - curr...

Brazil boosts social programmes’ funding for Venezuelan influx | Al Jazeera English

Brazil has announced $60m in emergency funding for social programmes after hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans arrived the country, fleeing unrest at home. It is estimated as many as 1,000 Venezuelans a day enter Brazil...

China’s Weibo reverses gay content ban after outcry | Al Jazeera English

A public outcry in China forced its most popular social media network to reverse a decision to ban online gay content. Sina Weibo, China's equivalent of Twitter, caused a backlash when it blocked videos and comics relate...

Why is gang rape rampant in India? | Inside Story

More than 40,000 rapes are reported in India every year. With every rape case, calls for tougher laws raise, but that didn't seem to have worked. Every so often one will get widespread media attention and prompt angry pr...

Israel’s Gaza blockade blamed for water crisis | Al Jazeera English

Clean drinking water is a luxury in Gaza. Waste treatment plants cannot work at full capacity because of electricity and fuel shortages which means sewage is pumped direct into the Mediterranean Sea. Israel's 10-year blo...

Why did Pakistan’s Geo TV go dark? – The Listening Post (Lead)

Early last month, Pakistan's Geo TV went black and remains off the air across much of the country and no one in a position of authority is saying why. Government ministers and the broadcasting regulator have denied any i...

Tanzania law for online content ‘threatens free speech’ | Al Jazeera English

Tanzania’s government has approved a new law that regulates content online. Bloggers, social media influencers and online platforms will now have to apply for a license and pay a fee of 930 US dollars if they want to kee...

OPCW inspectors probe Douma attack | Al Jazeera English

Investigators from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons have arrived in Syria to begin their work. More than 85 people died in the Eastern Ghouta town of Douma eight days ago after an alleged chemical...

Massive Barcelona protests over separatists’ rebellion charges | Al Jazeera English

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Barcelona to demonstrate against the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders for their role in last year's secession referendum. Spanish authorities intend ...

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