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Ten vehicles carrying Kurdish peshmerga fighters, armed with heavy weapons, push into the ISIL-besieged border town.
Boko Haram chief denies ceasefire claim and says kidnapped schoolgirls have converted to Islam and married.
Rockets and artillery shells hit residential neighbourhoods, as street-to-street fighting rages between rival militias.
Draft resolutions urges 'access to full citizenship on equal basis' for Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims.
Families and human rights workers question if high-profile disappearances will bring overdue investigations and answers.
Kavitha Chekuru
Hundreds of the country's reporters eke out a living by finding news - then burying it for a price.
An estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of food is lost or wasted annually as 800 million people go hungry.
In the weeks before violent protests, some Burkinabes' thoughts turned to slain leader Thomas Sankara for inspiration.
Successive governments in India have failed to prosecute those responsible for killings of about 3,000 people in 1984.
Iraq struggles to cope with its displaced population amid a financial crisis and lack of adequate funding by aid groups.
Jane Arraf
Latin American nation of six million has one of the highest rates of sexual violence against girls in the world.
The DMZ, infamously seeded with countless land mines, is the most heavily armed strip of land on Earth.
Special series30 Oct 2014 20:22 GMT
Al Jazeera investigates the shocking truth behind a deadly Israeli attack on a US naval vessel.
101 East29 Oct 2014 16:25 GMT
101 East travels to an isolated outpost of Tibetan culture in Nepal that is at risk of losing its unique way of life.
Despite its name, the traditional Amazigh gathering in Morocco is not designed for wedding ceremonies.
Syrian refugees at Zaatari camp turn to gardening to make a difference.
Communist country is often described as the Hermit Kingdom, but government minders like to show a different side.
Traditional Chinese opera is one of the oldest performing arts in the world.
Report into Rochdale abuse finds child sexual exploitation has become "social norm" in some areas of Greater Manchester.
Hundreds of houses blown up and thousands evicted in bid to protect border after spike in unrest in Sinai region.
Severe flooding, sparked by torrential rains, has wreaked havoc in the Buenos Aires province.
Hundreds of Syrian Kurds seeking shelter in Iraqi Kurdistan face a bleak future in 'tent cities'.
Muhammad Ali and George Foreman's historic fight in Kinshasa, 40-years-ago, continues to inspire boxers today.
Thirty years after about 3,000 people were killed in anti-Sikh riots in north India, they continue to fight for justice.
Michelangelo's prized frescoes at Vatican City lit up with LED lamps to protect masterpieces from ultraviolet radiation.
Busy Karrada neighbourhood continues to be plagued by attacks, despite promises by Iraqi authorities to curb violence.
Al Jazeera profiles what lies ahead for a country in transition, struggling to decide the democracy it should become.
Mobile phone companies are all vying for market share in India, with 1.2 billion people.
Compared to other diseases, Ebola is not especially contagious - but has a far higher fatality rate and no proven cure.
Pinpointing military and humanitarian aid from nations in the international struggle against the armed group.
 
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