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Spell of the Albino: Witchcraft and a gruesome trade

Ten years ago, in November 2006, Al Jazeera English was launched. To mark that anniversary, we’ve created REWIND, which updates some of the channel’s most memorable and award-winning documentaries of the past decade. We find out what happened to some … Continue reading

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US-backed alliance enters Deir al-Zor province

The US-backed Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance has crossed into Deir al-Zor province for the first time as part of an offensive against ISIL, a Kurdish military source said on Tuesday. Assad’s forces and US-backed fighters in rivalry to retake … Continue reading

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Amnesty: Toxic fear mongering pushing back human rights

Toxic fear mongering by anti-establishment politicians, among them US President Donald Trump and the leaders of Turkey, Hungary and the Philippines, is contributing to a global pushback against human rights, Amnesty International said. When it released its 408-page annual report … Continue reading

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Hong Kong's Donald Tsang jailed for corruption

A former leader of Hong Kong was sentenced to 20 months in prison for misconduct after failing to disclose plans to rent a luxury apartment for his retirement from a businessman applying for a broadcasting license. High Court Judge Andrew … Continue reading

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North Korea embassy official wanted over Kim killing

Malaysian police have identified a senior official in the North Korean embassy as a suspect in the killing of Kim Jong-nam, and said another was linked to the North Korean state airline Air Koryo. Police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said … Continue reading

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US ramps up crackdown on undocumented immigrants

The US administration has issued tough new orders to begin a sweeping crackdown on undocumented immigrants, putting nearly all of the country’s 11 million undocumented foreigners in target for deportation. Two memos signed by Department of Homeland (DHS) Security Secretary John Kelly … Continue reading

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Lenin Moreno, Guillermo Lasso to contest April runoff

Leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno and ex-banker Guillermo Lasso will contest an April runoff to become the new Ecuadorian president, according to electoral officials. With just over 95 percent of ballots counted from Sunday’s presidential election, Moreno was the clear leader … Continue reading

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Who is to blame for famine in South Sudan?

South Sudan has huge areas of fertile land but many of its people are dying from hunger. The crisis is man-made, following years of civil war and a collapsing economy. Government leaders and the United Nations have declared famine conditions … Continue reading

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Nigerians in S Africa 'living in fear' after attacks

Members of Nigeria’s community in South Africa have raised concerns over renewed anti-immigrant violence, appealing to authorities to intervene before the situation gets out of control. Nigeria’s presidency on Monday called the South African government to step in to stop … Continue reading

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South Sudan areas affected by famine

The United Nations (UN) has declared a famine in South Sudan, the world’s youngest country. The severe food shortage is the result of a civil war that has been going on since 2013. Tens of thousands of people have been killed … Continue reading

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