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‘Do something’: Protests as Trump visits mass shooting victims

US President Donald Trump met victims and first responders from last weekend's deadly shootings in Texas and Ohio on Wednesday, as chanting protesters accused him of inflaming tensions with anti-immigrant and racially charged rhetoric.Trump visited hospitals where victims were treated in...

/ August 8, 2019

Life in Kashmir comes to a grinding halt amid India’s clampdown

Editor's note: Al Jazeera has withheld the identity of the reporter(s) of this story out of safety concerns.Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir - For a third straight day, Indian-administered Kashmir has been under a strict lockdown imposed by the Indian security forces in...

/ August 8, 2019

‘Rape is rape’ PETA condemns San Diego Zoo Safari Park for breakthrough rhino birth

The activists claimed zoos should instead be protecting the species in their natural environments, before labelling the process as unpleasant and comparing it to rape. The baby male rhino is the first of the species to be artificially born in the...

/ August 7, 2019

A Christian and an Atheist Meet in Vegas | Guests: Glenn Beck and Penn Jillette | Ep 25

Matt Kibbe is joined in Las Vegas by Glenn Beck and Penn Jillette. Together, they discuss their unlikely friendship, libertarianism, their changing attitudes towards religion, and the importance of tolerance and communication in modern America. Glenn and Penn show how...

/ August 7, 2019

Sorry, libertarians: profit-obsessed bosses are bad for business, study finds

A certain breed of free market fundamentalism, spawned during the Reagan Era and upheld by President Trump and his lackeys, holds that greed is good; and hence, that all managerial decisions should bear profit and only profit in mind. But what...

/ August 7, 2019

British Airways passengers stranded after IT failures

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPassengers have been standing in long queues at Heathrow as they wait for information British Airways says it has fixed the IT glitch which caused more than 100 flights to be cancelled...

/ August 7, 2019

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson calls white supremacy a “hoax” after FBI warns of domestic terror threat

Fox News host Tucker Carlson dismissed white supremacy as a “hoax” and “not a real problem” after a gunman who targeted Latino immigrants killed 22 people and wounded dozens of others in El Paso. Carlson, whose own anti-immigrant rhetoric was...

/ August 7, 2019

Natalie Christopher missing in Greece: Body of UK woman found

Image copyright AFP PHOTO / BRYAN PEAZON Image caption Natalie Christopher was last seen going for a run on Monday morning Police searching for a 35-year-old British woman who disappeared on the Greek island of Ikaria say they have found...

/ August 7, 2019

India revokes Kashmir’s special status: All the latest updates

The Indian government has revoked the special status of Indian-administered Kashmir, in a move that risks increasing already-heightened tensions with neighbouring Pakistan.Monday's presidential decree revokes Article 370 of India's constitution that guaranteed special rights to the Muslim-majority state, including its right to...

/ August 7, 2019

Why is Bangladesh grappling with a record dengue fever outbreak?

Dhaka, Bangladesh - With hospitals packed with patients and an increasing tally of deaths and infections, Bangladesh is grappling with its worst dengue fever outbreak on record, according to official data.The disease is endemic in the South Asian country, where heavy rains during...

/ August 7, 2019

“Toni Morrison Will Always Be with Us”: Angela Davis, Nikki Giovanni & Sonia Sanchez Pay Tribute

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: Toni Morrison, one of the nation’s most influential writers, has died at the age of 88. She died Monday in the Bronx from complications of pneumonia....

/ August 7, 2019

Australian publisher jailed for 13 years in Myanmar on drug charges

Australian Ross Dunkley, a pioneer in the media industry in Southeast Asia over the past 20 years, has been sentenced to 13 years' jail by a court in Yangon, Myanmar for possession of drugs.The sentence was handed down on Wednesday...

/ August 7, 2019

‘I would be stoked to call this place my home’: Victorian student petitions to save her family from deportation

Vanisre and her family moved to Melbourne from Singapore seven years ago.Her mother, Premawarthy Balasupramaniam, said she wanted her kids to grow up in a democracy.The family has spent most of their time in the regional Victorian town of Warrnambool,...

/ August 7, 2019

Fencegate: lawyer arrested, charged with crimes against humanity for sending too many emails to local council

Have you ever had a fence? Have you ever had a neighbour? When was the last time you were arrested and plonked in a police cell for annoying your local council? If you have tears, prepare to shed them now....

/ August 7, 2019

Thousands Protest Honduran President Link To Drug Gangs

TEGUCIGALPA, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters took to the streets of the capital on Tuesday to urge Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez to step down, just days after he was forced to deny taking money from drug gangs...

/ August 7, 2019

Pakistan vows to fight India’s ‘illegal’ Kashmir move

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters in Lahore, Pakistan chant slogans at a rally expressing solidarity with Kashmir Pakistani PM Imran Khan has vowed to fight India's decision to revoke Indian-administered Kashmir's autonomy, including at the UN Security Council.Mr Khan...

/ August 6, 2019

India’s former foreign minister Sushma Swaraj dies at 67

Sushma Swaraj, India's former external affairs minister and a senior member of the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has died at the age of 67. Swaraj died of a heart attack on Tuesday after being rushed to the emergency...

/ August 6, 2019

‘He has no place here’: El Paso residents tell Trump to stay away after shooting

Residents in majority-Hispanic El Paso have told US President Donald Trump to stay away amid fury over his anti-immigration rhetoric as he struggles to unite the country in the wake of mass shootings that killed 31 people.Mr Trump is scheduled to travel Wednesday...

/ August 6, 2019

Authoritarianism on the rise in Poland: There is no freedom without solidarity

After a new attack from radical nationalists against a LGBT+ march, and as the inequivocable signs of authoritarianism grow every day in Poland – but not only – at the expense of minorities and “traitors”, opposition newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza’s journalists...

/ August 6, 2019

Hiroshima atomic bomb: The US nuclear attack that changed history

Japan has marked 74 years since a US atomic bomb attack that razed the city of Hiroshima to the ground at the end of World War II.Around 50,000 people, including representatives from around the world, attended on Tuesday a ceremony held in the Peace Memorial...

/ August 6, 2019