Gianna Toboni reports from the Myanmar-Bangladesh border to investigate what the future holds for Rohingya Muslim refugees who have fled violence in Myanmar. Also: Aris Roussinos goes to Mali to join UN peacekeepers in the lawless Sahara desert. Includes an interview with UN [continue reading].
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During the 1987 Intifada, this film weaves the story of how 18 cows inspired the Palestinian’s of Beit Sahour, and at the same time became a thorn in the side of Israeli authorities determined to find the illegal bovines. (Warning: some language not meant for children). [continue reading].
American actors used their stage time at the Screen Actors Guild Awards show to express deep concern and empathy for immigrants and refugees in America right now – and confirm their solidarity to protect human rights and the American dream. Includes Meryl Streep’s [continue reading].
Investigation uncovers government’s secret campaign of mass hangings and extermination at Saydnaya Prison. A chilling new report by Amnesty International exposes the Syrian government’s calculated campaign of extrajudicial executions by mass hangings at Saydnaya Prison. [continue reading].
Starvation, disease and death of loved ones are an everyday reality for the impoverished country of Yemen; due to the Saudi-led bombings, blockade on supplies and aid, and US-imposed sanctions, unilaterally has plunged an entire nation into darkness. The blockade on food and [continue reading].
It was last year, October 22nd, 2015 that Malala’s petition posted the press release of a successful campaign – requesting the Global Partnership for Education provide free and safe education for girls worldwide. Support poured in on behalf of education for all; [continue reading].
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement today to highlight the accomplishments made by the Government of Canada during the first 100 days of its mandate: “When we were elected, we promised real change to improve the lives of Canadians – change [continue reading].
Thousands of refugees were sleeping rough at Budapest’s Keleti station, waiting for trains to take them to western Europe. Then, they just got up and walked. Guardian journalist and filmmaker John Domokos went with them, every step of the way. This is the story of one Syrian [continue reading].
The traditional life of a Maasai warrior in Kenya involves learning how to hunt and herd cattle. One group of Maasai warriors have now learnt a surprising new skill – playing cricket – and they’ve formed a team. Their captain, Sonyanga Weblen Ole Ngais told Matthew [continue reading].
THE prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, has called an election for Oct. 19, but he doesn’t want anyone to talk about it. He has chosen not to participate in the traditional series of debates on national television, confronting his opponents in quieter, less public [continue reading].
Japan’s leaders will make a landmark statement on Friday marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two. The exact choice of words Prime Minister Shinzo Abe uses to apologise for wartime aggression will be closely analysed. As the BBC’s Mariko Oi says, he [continue reading].