Brazil's Straw Hat project helps women leave abusive situations
Has Russia saved the Assad regime from collapse?
20 Oct 2011 12:02 GMT
China(***)s animal protection law was drafted in 2009, but has still not been implemented
For centuries, dogs, cats and other animals have been raised just for food consumption and for use in traditional medicines
Dog meat is popular and is considered to have medicinal properties
Cat meat is also a delicacy, particularly in the south of Guangzhou and during winter months
Du Yufeng has rescued hundreds of dogs and cats in her home province of Sichuan
She spends more than $60,000 a year caring for the dogs, saving them from extermination or ending up on a restaurant menu
Tackling the refugee crisis, Iran nuclear deal, and helping rape victims push candidates towards the coveted prize.
War & Conflict, Human Rights, Norway
Joining the West, Reykjavik imposed sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, but now its fishermen are paying the price.
Politics, Business & Economy, Iceland
The illicit kidney trade in South Asia has exploded as brokers use social media to find donors.
Health, Business & Economy, India
Twice the size of Paris, the open-air Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm offers a unique approach to reforming criminals.
Prisoners, Philippines, Crime
People & Power investigates India's Hindu fundamentalists and their influence on the country's government.
India, Politics, Human Rights
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
Al Jazeera World looks at the neutral nation's entrenched gun culture and the debate about the right to carry weapons.
Gun violence, Europe, Switzerland
The names of Newton, Galileo and Copernicus are well known, but how have the great Islamic thinkers of the middle ages contributed to the science of today?