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Making sense of the world, one story at a time. Host Malika Bilal and journalists from Al Jazeera's international bureaus and beyond share their take on the most important stories every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
 
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On The Debrief, we put things in perspective - the Al Jazeera perspective. Others tell you where the missiles were fired from. We talk to you from where they land. Our journalists around the world bring in-depth stories and conversations to help you understand our planet just a little bit better.If you have a story to share, write to us: debrief@aljazeera.net
 
Whether you call it football or soccer, you can’t understand it without understanding the modern world — and you can’t understand the modern world without understanding its most popular sport. Join host David Goldblatt for conversations about politics, culture, economics, immigration, religion, cinema — and of course, some all-time favorite goals.
 
Juan has been a journalist for 17 years and has covered two World Cups and four Copa Americas. He has also worked as a commentator on ESPN, beIN Sports, Eurosport covering various leagues from around the world. He's also a writer for sites like Al-Jazeera Sport, The Telegraph and SPORT amongst others as well as a frequent guest on networks like BBC, TALKSport, SportsMax.
 
Welcome to the official BBC News YouTube channel. Interested in global news with an impartial perspective? Want to see behind-the-scenes clips and footage directly from the front-line? Our YouTube channel has all this and more, bringing you specially selected clips from the world's most trusted news source. Tune into BBC World News for 24 hour news on TV. Check out BBC News on mobile and download our app for iPhone, Android and Kindle Fire. The official BBC News YouTube channel is operated b ...
 
The Transit Lounge chronicles the journeys of people who’ve had a considerable impact on the Muslim world. In season 1, we hear from successful entrepreneurs, academics, scholars and politicians. Hosted by Mohamad Zaoud, each episode explores the highs and lows of our guests, and tackles the question of our time - what does it take to find balance when living a contemporary Muslim life.Mohamad Zaoud is a brand enthusiast and consults businesses and NGOs on brand & growth strategies. He’s cur ...
 
Welcome to the M Collective, an interview series focused on interviewing 20 somethings who seem to have their life together just slightly more than the rest of us. They may have found their passions, or they're excelling in their careers, or have something unique about them that we can all learn from. Hosted by Alex Portera, a former management consultant turned world-traveler and TV producer.
 
The First Mile is an immersive travel podcast, bringing you untold stories from the world of adventure. It is presented by Ash Bhardwaj and Pip Stewart — two travel journalists, who are adventurers in their own right — and explores everything from the ethics of cultural tourism, to documenting your journeys and making a living from travel. Ash and Pip navigate this territory with some of the world’s greatest travellers, who reveal how they got their first break in travel writing, planned rem ...
 
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Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh was shot and killed in the occupied West Bank while covering an Israeli army raid in the Jenin refugee camp. Palestinians are blaming the Israeli military, while Israel is neither confirming nor denying responsibility. Also, as the US Supreme Court weighs in on Roe v. Wade, we hear about abortion rights in Indi…
 
The security advisor to the former Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, has apologised for his role in the fall of the country.Hamdullah Mohib fled the country by helicopter along with the president the day Kabul, the capital, fell.Speaking to BBC World’s Matthew Amorilwala, he insisted that they had no choice.Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog…
 
Russia has halted its gas supply to Finland - the latest escalation of an energy payments row with the West.Russia's gas giant Gazprom confirmed it had completely halted exports to Finland at 04:00 GMT on Saturday.Finland said all the deliveries had stopped, but added there would be no disruption to customers.Helsinki has been refusing to pay for i…
 
Australians are set to vote in their upcoming election for who they want to serve as the next prime minister and which political group is in power.Voters will decide on 21 May whether to re-elect Scott Morrison as prime minister or hand the job to his challenger, Anthony Albanese.Integrity among politicians has been a wide-ranging debate in Austral…
 
Russia's invasion of Ukraine could soon cause a global food crisis lasting for years, the United Nations has warned.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the war had worsened food insecurity in poorer nations due to rising prices.The conflict has cut off supplies from Ukraine's ports, which once exported vast amounts of cooking oil as well as …
 
Joe Biden arrived in South Korea on his first stop of a six-day trip through Asia.The US president wants to strengthen the ties between both countries and said it was "time that Washington and Seoul invest in each other".On his visit, the American president met with South Korea's new leader Yoon Seok-youl to discuss the growing concern amid sabre-r…
 
US President Joe Biden arrived in South Korea on Friday and will meet with leaders from Japan, Australia and India on his first trip to Asia as president. The White House seeks to rally its allies in Asia to send a message to China against bullying its neighbors. And the UN human rights office has confirmed 8,000 civilian casualties in Ukraine, inc…
 
Russia's army is advancing in the areas of eastern Ukraine and has taken some ground, according to Ukraine's military.It said Russia has intensified its bombardment of the wider Donbas area, using heavy firepower to damage defences around the city of Donetsk.Ukraine's President, Volodymyr Zelensky, said Russian forces have "completely destroyed" Do…
 
Jarvis Cocker on the memorable contents of his loft, whether he’d write some of his Pulp lyrics about sex and consent now and growing up in Sheffield in the 80s during Thatcherism. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUogWould Jarvis Cocker write some of the lyrics he wrote for Pulp back then about sex, consent and voyeurism?The singer-songwrite…
 
In Mexico, American guns are a fact of life. The Mexican government estimates nearly 70% of guns trafficked into the country come from the US. Meanwhile, in the US, the same patchwork of weak gun laws affects Mexico: gun trafficking is not a federal crime. The Mexican government is taking an unusual tack to try to stop the flow of arms: they’ve fil…
 
A Russian man has turned the walls of his shopping centre into an anti-war protest.In a tiny town eight hours north of Moscow, Dmitry Skurikhin has been painting the names of Ukrainian towns that have been attacked by the Russian army on the side of his building."For the first few weeks of the war our people didn't know what was happening," said Dm…
 
On Monday, 260 Ukrainian fighters surrendered at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. The troops were taken to areas under Russian control and now face an uncertain fate. Also, Secretary-General António Guterres says that the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine has fueled unprecedented world hunger. In just two years, the number of food-insec…
 
A crash in one of the most stable cryptocurrencies has sent shockwaves through its community of users.Terra Luna lost 99% of its value - spooking investors and sending crypto markets plummeting.The entire crypto market is now worth an estimated $1.12 trillion - just a third of it's value six months ago.The BBC's Yalda Hakim talks to crypto journali…
 
Ghana is one of the most expensive countries to live in Africa.The price of essential goods and services has increased sharply since the beginning of the pandemic. "It’s too much for us," some say, adding that the situation has become unbearable. Rising fuel and food prices are affecting all parts of society. In the last four months the price of dr…
 
Gleb is among a 140-strong group of talented young musicians and their families who have been evacuated out of Ukraine into Slovenia.A recorder was one of the only belongings that the 10-year-old took with him when he fled his home amid the conflict.Some of his fellow musicians have formed a new youth orchestra in exile, under the direction of Slov…
 
The killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akla has brought mainstream media outlets under the spotlight. We look at why mainstream media has been accused of dropping their objectivity, impartiality, and accuracy when they cover stories related to Palestine and Palestinian lives and deaths. In this episode: Ali Abunimah (@AliAbunimah), Execut…
 
Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands and Belgium have announced plans to increase wind power in the North Sea as the EU looks to move away from its reliance on Russian energy.The project would see output from the North Sea increase tenfold by 2050, creating a 'green powerhouse'.The top priority of the RepowerEU strategy is to promote more energy savin…
 
A Russian soldier has pleaded guilty to killing an unarmed civilian, in Ukraine's first war crimes trial since the war began.Vadim Shishimarin admitted shooting a 62-year-old man, who was allegedly on a bicycle, near the village of Chupakhivka in the eastern Sumy region of Ukraine.The 21-year-old faces life in prison. Prosecutors say more trials ar…
 
Record-breaking heatwaves in north-west India and Pakistan are 100 times more likely to occur because of climate change, according to a new study by the UK’s Met Office.Temperatures once predicted to happen every 300 years could now occur on average three times every decade. Pakistan and India have suffered extremely high temperatures recently, wit…
 
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