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Paul Chaderjian

Africa

Guinea's opposition plans August rally

Guinea's main opposition party is planning a nationwide rally to call for local council elections, which haven't been held since President Alpha Conde took office in 2010.

Asia

India monsoon rains affect nearly two million people

At least 80 people have been killed and nearly two million people are affected by torrential monsoon rain, flooding and landslides, in northeast India.

Asia

Nepal: Party backed by Madheshi community boycotts vote

More than 60,000 candidates are competing for votes in the second phase of Nepal's first election in two decades.

Latin America

Chile protesters call for free higher education

Clashes have erupted in Chile's capital Santiago between police and protesters calling on President Michelle Bachelet to fulfill her promises of improvements to the educational system and more reforms.

Middle East

Syria army in crossroads with rebel group to take ISIL’s Raqqa

Syrian government forces say they have pushed the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group out of eastern Aleppo. The military is now aiming to take over Raqqa, which is ISIL’s last remaining stronghold in Syria.

Asia

Young Indian innovators are recycling cigarette butts into manure

Discarded cigarette butts are a major environmental hazard. Two entrepreneurs in India have come up with a way to turn the litter into good use.

Middle East

Israeli policeman caught on video beating Palestinian truck driver

An Israeli policeman who attacked a Palestinian truck driver has been suspended and is facing a criminal investigation. The incident was caught on video, and has caused widespread outrage. Al Jazeera's Paul Chaderjian reports.

Latin America

Peru floods: Military rescues stranded villagers

Rising flood waters in Peru have killed at least 48 people and destroyed thousands of homes. The government is pledging $250m for the rebuilding efforts.

Egypt

Egypt’s court acquits former president Hosni Mubarak

Long-ruling leader Hosni Mubarak has been acquitted of inciting deadly violence during the 2011 uprising in Egypt. The 88-year-old was originally sentenced to life in prison for his alleged role in the killing of hundreds of peaceful protesters.

US & Canada

Flap over Arabic calligraphy prompts US school closure

Lessons cancelled in school in Virginia after parents complain children could be indoctrinated with Islamic beliefs.

Middle East

'You Stink' protesters return to Beirut streets

Hundreds break through police lines to the Lebanese parliament building, demanding an end to the two-month-old crisis.

Armenia

Creative tech project inspires Armenian youth

Thousands of young people in Yerevan sign up for free state-of-the-art education and technology courses.