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The Indonesian tribe that rejects technology | Aj Shorts

The Baduy tribe from Banten in Indonesia practice seclusion and reject all modern technology to protect their ancient traditions. For centuries their way of life hasn't changed. Electricity is outlawed, along with modern...

Fears over Zimbabwe opposition infighting

Church services have been held for Morgan Tsvangirai, a former opposition leader in Zimbabwe, who died earlier this week. He passed away after a long battle with cancer. Now, there are concerns that infighting within his...

Funerals held for Palestinian teenagers killed by Israel

Funerals have been held for two Palestinian teenagers shot and killed by Israeli forces in Gaza. Their deaths have added to the tension on the Gaza-Israeli border, following an explosion that injured four Israeli soldier...

Netanyahu warns Iran over drone

A tense exchange unfolded at a major security conference in Munich on Sunday, when Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again scolded Iran, which he described as the largest threat to Middle East security. Hol...

Somali refugees enslaved in Libya return home

Eleven Somali refugees held captive in Libya for years have returned home. Many African refugees have been tortured and some were sold as slaves in the country, which was used as a transit hub for those trying to reach E...

Yemen’s health crisis: Suspected cases of bird flu

Already dealing with severe malnutrition and a cholera epidemic, many people in Yemen are now dying from what is thought to be bird flu. As the country faces this new health crisis, hospitals remain critically short of r...

Colombia tightens borders as Venezuelan crisis worsens

Colombia has deployed the military and stepped up border controls, to help combat the number of people trying to cross illegally from Venezuela. They are fleeing an economic crisis, which has led to soaring inflation and...

Are the Rohingya on the brink of another crisis?

A top United Nations official is sounding the alarm about another potential crisis facing Myanmar's Rohingya refugees, the March monsoon season. To date roughly 670,000 Rohingya have fled their homes in Myanmar, to Bangl...

US’ Tillerson to visit Turkey, ties strained over Syria

Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state, is on his way to Turkey for the last leg of his high-speed tour of the Middle East. His meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to be one of the most challeng...

Palestine: One of most dangerous places for children

One of the most dangerous places in the world for children is the occupied West Bank, where, in the last year, 14 Palestinian children have been killed and almost 1,000 others injured by Israeli forces in confrontations....

Refugee detention centres overcrowded in Indonesia

More than 14,000 refugees are stuck in limbo in Indonesia as they wait for resettlement in other countries. Many are in detention centres, but they are full to capacity, leaving many homeless and so desperate they are as...

Save the Children: One in six children live in conflict zones

A new report has highlighted an apparent rise in sexual assault and violence against children in war zones. Save the Children, an international aid group, says children are at more risk from armed conflict now than at an...

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