Kristen Saloomey

Kristen Saloomey

Kristen Saloomey is a New York-based correspondent for Al Jazeera who has been honoured by the United Nations Foundation for her investigative work on the source of Haiti’s cholera epidemic. Her stories take her from the US court system to the countryside, from the streets of New York to the eye of the storm.

US & Canada

Can robots improve a doctor's empathy?

Hal, a state-of-the-art medical training mannequin, is capable of talking and simulating distressed emotions, helping students prepare to deal with real-world situations and behaviours.

Can robots improve a doctor's empathy?

US & Canada

Deportation threat: Uncertainty for US asylum seekers

Pregnant Guatemalan woman who feared deportation will be able to stay in the US to appeal her case.

Deportation threat: Uncertainty for US asylum seekers

US & Canada

US cops facing scrutiny for social media behaviour

Officers put on administrative leave pending an investigation for posts deemed racist or advocating violence.

US cops facing scrutiny for social media behaviour

US & Canada

The International Space Station: The next hot tourist destination

NASA says a dozen private citizens may be able to go to the ISS each year.

The International Space Station: The next hot tourist destination

US & Canada

Memorial tribute: Horrors of 9/11 still linger

In the park where the Twin Towers once stood, a new memorial highlights the lingering impact of the September 11 attacks.

Memorial tribute: Horrors of 9/11 still linger

United States

US measles outbreak push to end religious exemptions

Eliminating the religious exemption has raised vaccination rates in California, though the number of children seeking medical exemptions there has tripled.

US measles outbreak push to end religious exemptions

Business & Economy

Uber set for stock market debut, looks for new investors

While drivers protest for better rights, Uber aims to raise enough revenue to take them out of the cars altogether.

Uber set for stock market debut, looks for new investors

US & Canada

Tribeca Film Festival: Virtual reality leaves viewers immersed

The cutting-edge technology showcased at this year's Tribeca Film Festival is the most advanced yet and gives another dimension to cinema viewers' experience.

Tribeca Film Festival: Virtual reality leaves viewers immersed

US & Canada

New York to ban single-use plastic bags

Plastic not fantastic; New York slated to become the second US state to ban single-use plastic bags.

New York to ban single-use plastic bags

US & Canada

On the Afghan war front line: US Marines' film in spotlight

'Combat Obscura' gives viewers a more realistic look at life in the longest war in US history that has no end in sight.

On the Afghan war front line: US Marines' film in spotlight

US & Canada

Legal worries for Trump far from over after Mueller probe

Trump claims 'total exoneration' in probe, but his family and business remain subject of ongoing investigations.

Legal worries for Trump far from over after Mueller probe

US & Canada

9/11 attacks' survivors take Saudi Arabia to court

Survivors and families of victims accuse the kingdom of helping the hijackers who launched the attacks in 2001.

9/11 attacks' survivors take Saudi Arabia to court