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How relevant is the Commonwealth? | The Stream

This month the United Kingdom will host a gathering of some 53 heads of government representing about a third of the world's population, all of them members of the Commonwealth of Nations. But what exactly is the Commonw...

Mass evacuations from Douma after Syrian rebels surrender | Al Jazeera English

Mass evacuations are underway in the Syrian city of Douma, which had been the last rebel stronghold in the Eastern Ghouta region before a recent deal that saw the Syrian government regain control over it. The Russian min...

Syria hiding, moving potential military targets after US threat | Al Jazeera English

This comes after Western nations promised a response to a suspected chemical weapons attack that killed at least 85 and affected hundreds of others in the city of Douma. The Syrian government has been hiding aircraft, mo...

Will Myanmar respond to demands of Rohingya refugees? | Inside Story

For the first time since Myanmar's military crackdown last year that led to almost 700,000 Rohingya fleeing into neighbouring Bangladesh, a government minister has visited a refugee camp. Social Welfare Minister Win Myat...

Chinese official pleads guilty to corruption, abuse of power | Al Jazeera English

A former senior official in China - once a contender for a leadership position - has pleaded guilty to charges of corruption. Sun Zhengcai is one of the most prominent figures charged as part of President Xi Jinping's an...

Aisha: Boko Haram Huntress | Witness

Among the thousands of hunters enlisted by the Nigerian army to track and capture Boko Haram fighters, one stands out from the crowd. Aisha Bakari Gombi towers over her band of hunters, one of the few women who has joine...

Will killer robots save us or destroy humanity? | The Stream

A group of scientists is campaigning for a preemptive ban on autonomous weapons technology that may someday power what they call "killer robots”. Those who support the development of lethal autonomous weapons say using i...

Can Facebook be regulated? | Inside Story

After a five-hour long testimony before the US congress on Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg managed to walk a fine line as he came underfire from lawmakers. He apologised for a range of problems that have beset Face...

CAR protesters place bodies of victims outside UN building | Al Jazeera English

Demonstrators in the Central African Republic have laid the bodies of some of those killed in recent violence outside the UN mission building in Bangui. At least 21 people were killed during a UN operation in the mainly ...

Syria’s child refugees

In March 2011, protests broke out in Syria which have led to arguably the worst refugee crisis since World War II. While millions of Syrians affected by the uprising remain internally displaced, the majority have fled th...

Algeria: At least 257 killed in military plane crash | Al Jazeera English

At least 257 people have been killed after a military plane crashed near the Boufarik airbase outside the Algerian capital, Algiers, according to Algerian state television. The plane, an Ilyushin Il-76, which was carryin...

Azerbaijan’s Aliyev set to win poll boycotted by opposition | Al Jazeera English

For the past 25 years, the oil-rich nation of Azerbaijan has been ruled by members of the Aliyev family. The current President Ilham Aliyev assumed office after the death of his father in 2003, and he is expected to win ...

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