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  • Sri Lanka calls for international aid as floods kill 122

    Sri Lanka has called for international humanitarian assistance following floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains that have killed at least 122 people. At least 97 more are reported to be missing.

    Sri Lanka calls for international aid as floods kill 122
    Sri Lanka calls for international aid as floods kill 122

    Sri Lanka has called for international humanitarian assistance following floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains that have killed at least 122 people. At least 97 more are reported to be missing.

    01:47May 28, 2017

  • Aid workers claim the Kenyan government is targeting them

    Aid organisations in Kenya say they are being targeted by the government. Some aid workers are being denied work permits. In the past the Kenyan government has threatened to send thousands of foreign workers home for not having the right

    Aid workers claim the Kenyan government is targeting them
  • Venezuela: Attorney General slams security forces over deadly 'excessive force'

    Venezuela's Attorney General Luisa Ortega has accused security forces of using excessive force to quell anti-government protests. She says 55 people have died since demonstrations over the country's food and economic crises intensified in April.

    Venezuela: Attorney General slams security forces over deadly 'excessive force'
  • Taiwan high court rules in favour of same-sex marriage

    Taiwan's constitutional court has made a landmark ruling, declaring the current laws on marriage are illegal and discriminate against same sex couples.

    Taiwan high court rules in favour of same-sex marriage
  • Argentine forces accused of abusing youth in slums

    Security forces patrolling slums in Argentina have regularly detained and beaten up young people without reason, according to human rights groups.

     Argentine forces accused of abusing youth in slums
  • Six million Somalis face starvation

    International aid agencies are warning that six million Somalis need urgent help to avoid starvation. Somalia is now facing the most severe drought in living memory; half the population is going hungry.

    Six million Somalis face starvation
  • 'Airwars' tracks civilian casualties in Syria and Iraq

    Abdulwahab Tahhan explains how a non-profit group in London called 'Airwars' tries to track the civilian casualties caused by airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.

    'Airwars' tracks civilian casualties in Syria and Iraq
    'Airwars' tracks civilian casualties in Syria and Iraq

    Abdulwahab Tahhan explains how a non-profit group in London called 'Airwars' tries to track the civilian casualties caused by airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.

    01:51May 19, 2017

  • Families fear for Palestinian hunger-striking prisoners' lives

    Families are fearing for the live of Palestinian prisoners who have been on a hunger strike for a month. More than a 1,000 people are taking part in the strike, led by influential prisoner Marwan Barghouti.

    Families fear for Palestinian hunger-striking prisoners' lives
  • Italian gang accused of stealing millions meant for refugees

    A mafia gang in Italy is being accused of profiting from Europe's refugee crisis.

    Italian gang accused of stealing millions meant for refugees
  • US: Syria's Assad using 'crematorium' to hide mass killings

    The US administration has accused the Syrian government of installing a crematorium in a military prison in order to destroy the remains of thousands of murdered detainees, including many political prisoners apprehended during the country's long-runn

    US: Syria's Assad using 'crematorium' to hide mass killings
  • Palestinians mark 69th 'Nakba' anniversary with rallies

    Palestinians commemorated the 69th anniversary of the Nakba, the "day of catastrophe", in which Israel was officially declared a state following the forced removal of more than 750,000 Palestinians from their homes.

    Palestinians mark 69th 'Nakba' anniversary with rallies
  • US: Torch-wielding white supremacists protest Confederate statue’s removal

    Plans to remove a confederate statue in the US state Virginia, seen by many as a symbol of racism, sparked a protest on May 13, in which a group spearheaded by white supremacist Richard Spencer, a leader of the alt-right movement.

    US: Torch-wielding white supremacists protest Confederate statue’s removal