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A series of attacks in France.Three people killed in a stabbing at a church in the French city of Nice.A man shot dead in Avignon after threatening passersby with a gun.These incidents follow beheading of a French teacher who showed the Prophet's cartoon in his class earlier this month.President Emmanuel Macron defended the cartoons in the name of …
 
Across Australia, Indigenous people are disproportionately arrested and locked up - some as young as 10 years old.In this special report, former inmates reveal what it is like to be imprisoned as a child.As the Black Lives Matter Movement resonates across the globe and Indigenous Australians lead nationwide protests, families describe the heartbrea…
 
She defines herself as an originalist, meaning that the US Constitution should be interpreted as intended by its authors centuries ago.Her critics fear she won't be moving with the times on religious rights, the climate crisis, healthcare and abortion to name a few.The Senate's confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett as U-S -Supreme Court Justice gives a…
 
With no end in sight to the coronavirus crisis, governments are warning of pandemic fatigue. Protective measures are being flouted and more of us are dropping our guard. Health experts say that threatens yet another resurgence in infections, and governments are being urged to approach restrictions in creative ways. Will 'pandemic fatigue' super-cha…
 
The political sands are shifting in the Middle East. New alliances are being formed that until recently would have been unimaginable. But as the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and, potentially, Sudan forge closer relationships with Israel, where does this leave the Palestinians, particularly those in Gaza? How is Hamas - the elected government of Ga…
 
Earlier this year, California officials brought busloads of imprisoned men from a coronavirus hotspot to the overcrowded San Quentin prison.They had not tested some of the transferred men for COVID-19 for a month.The bungled transfer sparked one of the country’s worst outbreaks. More than half the men imprisoned at San Quentin have been infected, a…
 
30 years after its return to democracy Chile is still governed by a constitution written by General Augosto Pinochet - the military dictator who ruled in the 1970s and 80s. But that is about to change.An overwhelming 78 percent voted this week to have a new constitution written.Voters also rejected a proposal to leave that job to politicians.Sunday…
 
A UN treaty banning nuclear wapons has now been ratified by 50 countries, and will come into force next January. Supporters are hailing it as a paradigm-shifting moment in the way the world sees atomic weapons.But none of the countries that have approved it, actually have a nuclear arsenal - and none of the world's acknowledged nuclear powers have …
 
In the oval office on Friday, President Donald Trump announced Sudan has become the third Arab country this year to say it's normalising ties with Israel. But unlike earlier deals with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, this agreement raises as many questions as it answers.And is there as much to this deal as all three countries claim?Presenter:…
 
It's been praised as historic, but received by many with caution.Libya's warring sides have agreed to what the United Nations is calling a permanent ceasefire.The deal was signed after nearly a decade of conflict - triggered by the downfall of longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi.Libya's been in turmoil ever since he was removed from power in 2011.There…
 
It is rare to see cross-party support for anything in Washington but one thing is for certain - both Republicans and Democrats see China as a major geopolitical threat.US President Donald Trump has blamed the Democrats for China's unchecked economic rise.Between 2001 and 2013, an estimated 3.2 million jobs were lost in the United States, as the cou…
 
A brutal murder and the Charlie Hebdo trial have people in France questioning freedom of expression again.Contributors:Pierre Henri Tavoillot - Professor of philosophy, Sorbonne UniversityPhilippe Marliere - Professor of French and European politics, University College LondonRim-Sarah Aloune - Legal scholar and human rights researcherJocelyn Cesari…
 
A brutal murder and the Charlie Hebdo trial have people in France questioning freedom of expression again.Contributors:Pierre Henri Tavoillot - Professor of philosophy, Sorbonne UniversityPhilippe Marliere - Professor of French and European politics, University College LondonRim-Sarah Aloune - Legal scholar and human rights researcherJocelyn Cesari…
 
On this episode of Talk to Al Jazeera: In the Field, we meet 73-year-old Nina Baginskaya, who has become an icon of Belarus's protest movement, and 42-year-old Alina Pustohod, who overcame her fear to fight for justice and regime change.We find out what motivates them, and why women have become a driving force in the protests against Alexander Luka…
 
Al Jazeera journalist Eki Rrahmani, a former refugee from Kosovo, reflects on his years as an asylum seeker.He looks back at his escape from his country 30 years ago and compares his experience with the plight of the thousands of refugees and migrants seeking sanctuary in Europe today.He travels to the Greek island of Lesbos which hosts the largest…
 
US President Donald Trump and Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden have held their second and final debate, less than two weeks before the election.The threat of having their microphones muted largely deterred interruptions - making for a less chaotic event than the first.They still sparred about the coronavirus response, racism in America and accuse…
 
US President Donald Trump’s failure to condemn white supremacy during the first presidential debate triggered renewed focus on his racist rhetoric.In this season's first episode of UpFront, we discuss Trump’s racism with journalist Jemele Hill, who faced a backlash for calling the president a white supremacist back in 2017 and was not long after su…
 
Soaring bread prices led to last year's uprisal in Sudan.Now, more than a year after the removal of long-time ruler Omar Al Bashir, the economic crisis has deepened.Prices have skyrocketed, food and fuel are in short supply and unemployment has jumped.People are back on the streets protesting over their dire living conditions.They blame the transit…
 
A mosque has been ordered shut and a pro-Hamas group disolved.It follows dozens of raids on muslims and organisations suspected of inciting hatred.The campaign comes after the stabbing and decapitation of a teacher by a Moscow-born Chechen refugee, who was later shot dead by police.Samuel Paty had discussed cartoons of Prophet Mohammed in a class o…
 
In the early months of the pandemic, meatpacking plants emerged as deadly hot spots for COVID-19.In the poultry industry, workers describe conditions that make physical distancing impossible inside plants - above all, the fast line speeds.Chicken companies have reduced calls to slow the line speeds and space workers further apart. Federal regulator…
 
As many as 150 million votes are expected to be cast in this year's U-S presidential election.But the votes that really count will belong to just 538 people: the presidential electors. That's who voters are really choosing when they tick a box for Donald Trump or Joe Biden. It's a system that's unique - and often confusing for outsiders.Is the inst…
 
In recent years, the central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan has travelled a lot further along the path towards democracy than its neighboring post-Soviet states.Two revolutions in the last 15 years have deposed two presidents who, many Kyrgyz say, failed them.But the events following recent parliamentary elections are being called a “third revolution”…
 
Thailand's King is facing his biggest challenge since ascending to the throne four years ago.Pro-democracy protesters are demanding curbs on his powers and are calling for the resignation of the Prime Minister, a former army general.Presenter: Imran KhanGuests:Nutta Mahattana - Leader of the 'We Vote' movement.Pavin Chachavalpongpun - Kyoto Univers…
 
Seychelles is an island archipelago in the Indian Ocean, at the eastern edge of the Somali Sea.For many, it is a paradise on Earth.With a presidential election due to take place later in October, President Danny Faure aims to keep his party, ruling since 1977, in power.But the opposition seems stronger than ever before.Is there something new Faure’…
 
It's been nearly ten years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster and Japan is still struggling to manage its consequences.One of the most serious challenges involves some 1.2 million tonnes of contaminated water that's still being stored near the site.This week, Japanese media reported the government is considering releasing that water into the Paci…
 
It has been more than a year since New Delhi scrapped Indian-administered Kashmir’s special status. Why has the region’s history been so hotly disputed - on the ground and in the news media - since India’s independence from the United Kingdom more than 70 years ago?Contributors:Rahul Pandita - Journalist and author, Our Moon Has Blood ClotsSiddiq W…
 
It has been more than a year since New Delhi scrapped Indian-administered Kashmir’s special status. Why has the region’s history been so hotly disputed - on the ground and in the news media - since India’s independence from the United Kingdom more than 70 years ago?Contributors:Rahul Pandita - Journalist and author, Our Moon Has Blood ClotsSiddiq W…
 
There is one trade war that has dominated headlines for more than two years now.US President Donald Trump's loud, brash and transactional battle with China has yielded success and self-harm in seemingly equal measures.The US has been pushing to curtail China's economic rise - which earned Beijing some sympathy at first.But as part of Beijing’s push…
 
Turkey's renewed seismic survey in the Eastern Mediterranean is reigniting tensions with Greece.Both NATO members claim the right to drill the same areasAthens considers the redeployment of Turkey's vessel the Oruc Reis in disputed waters a major escalation. Ankara insists the operations are within its continental shelf and it's responding to provo…
 
They have been stabbed, had acid thrown at them and barred from public transport. This is now a reality for some Asian Americans bearing the brunt of increasing tensions between the United States and China.The COVID-19 pandemic and US presidential race are creating the perfect storm, as experts warn the two countries could be heading towards a new …
 
This is the story of a much-loved Palestinian singer-songwriter whose life encompasses creativity, artistic success, political activism and personal tragedy.Rim Banna was born into a creative family in Nazareth in 1966. Her mother was the Palestinian poet Zouhaira Sabbagh and she was raised listening to famous artists like Fairuz. At 16, she was de…
 
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