Mehdi Hasan exposes misconceptions about the continent
Explore Japan through its offbeat train culture
27 Dec 2013 14:25 GMT
President Barack Obama meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in June to discuss the ongoing conflict in Syria.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File
A demonstrator confronts riot police as Turkish nationalists attempt to march on Taksim Square in Istanbul on November 8, 2013.
OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images
A woman looks at the street from her home in Masakn Otham, where more than one thousand Syrian families live, in the suburbs of Cairo, Egypt. Tensions between Syrians and Egyptians have been simmering.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford dances to a Reggae version of "Merry Christmas" performed by Jay Douglas during a break in the council meeting in Toronto. In 2013, the mayor admitted to using crack cocaine.
AP Photo/The Canadian Press via Cooper-Toronto Star, David Cooper
Ukrainian cossaks cross themselves during a service before taking their guarding duty at the camp of the pro-EU opposition during a protest at Kiev(***)s Independence Square.
SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images
A woman who had been hiding during the gun battle runs for cover after armed police enter the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, after gunmen threw grenades and opened fire.
AP Photo/Jonathan Kalan, File
A ferry passes the Sydney Opera House as thick smoke from bushfires blanketed the city November 2, 2013.
Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina (L) talk to the media in Moscow. The musicians were released after spending two years in a Russian prison.
A worker leaves the site where a garment factory building collapsed near Dhaka, Bangladesh killing 1,129 people.
AP Photo/Ismail Ferdous, File
Recently retired Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar looks on during a function announcing him as a UNICEF Regional Ambassador in Mumbai on November 28, 2013.
INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images
Severe drought in Namibia has devastated the country threatening the survival of people and animals.
Azad Essa/Al Jazeera
Lebanese security forces and firefighters gather next to destroyed vehicles at the scene of an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, on December 27. The blast killed several people, including Mohammed Chatah, a senior aide to former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
AP Photo/Hussein Malla
Frustrated by long queues, thousands of refugees register with German authorities struggling with the recent influx.
Refugees, Humanitarian crises, War & Conflict
An indigenous Zapotec, Mare's hip-hop songs speak to many women as they continue to endure rampant violence in Mexico.
Women, Human Rights, Mexico
Education Pro enables teachers to monitor students' online activity and sends "violation" alerts over trigger terms.
Human Rights, Education, United Kingdom
Japanese protesters invoke human rights abuse and painful memories of war to oppose US Marine airbase on their island.
Military, Human Rights, Japan
We speak to former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and ask a former KGB general about Russia's air strikes in Syria.
War & Conflict, Middle East, Israel
101 East follows the lives of seven people in Nanjing and asks what they think of the direction their country is taking.
Politics, Asia Pacific, China
In a Delhi slum, puppeteers, musicians, jugglers and acrobats try to unite as they wrangle with an approaching eviction.
Business & Economy, Arts & Culture, Poverty & Development
An investigation into the high rate of child sex abuse in Jamaica and the government's failure to protect its children.
Human Rights, Jamaica, Rape