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Counting the Cost

Ocean diamonds: Africa's 'blue economy'

Exploring the continent's blue economy concept and its potential in creating jobs and improving livelihoods.

Asia

33 die as bus falls into gorge in western India

Vehicle carrying university workers in Maharashtra state plunges off a mountain road into a valley.

Dozens die as bus falls into gorge in western India

Counting the Cost

Unfriending Facebook? Internet giants and their earnings

As Facebook makes stock market history, we examine the concentration of big profits in a handful of companies.

Latin America

Brazil's vision to export technological innovations to the world

As the world becomes less homogeneous and less Western, the BRICS countries are seeking to strengthen their alliance and Brazil believes it can contribute its talents in technology and innovation.

India

India: Three children starve to death in New Delhi

Autopsy reports show the children had gone without food for up to nine days prior to their deaths.

India: Three children starve to death in New Delhi

Opinion

Can the BRICS propose a new development paradigm?

As BRICS countries come together for their 10th summit, they will have to put forward a new vision for the grouping.

Karin Costa Vazquez

by Karin Costa Vazquez

Karin Costa Vazquez

Counting the Cost

Printing homes: How 3D-printed houses could change the world

A look at lesser known uses of 3D printing and how it could provide a low-cost solution to homelessness and rebuilding.

Iraq

Iraqi forces use batons and rubber hoses to disperse protesters

At least seven people have been killed since demonstrations first erupted on July 8 against poor services and jobs.

Iraqi forces use batons and rubber hoses to disperse protesters

Counting the Cost

Innovating our way to a better life

A look at the leaders in global innovation and how gaps in economic and technological capacity is creating inequality.

REWIND

Silver Fez: Singing the Cape Malay Way

Cape Town's urban outsiders put on sharp suits and melodic voices to battle it out for the Silver Fez choir trophy.

Al Jazeera World

Panyee's Football Heroes and Their Floating Pitch

How a group of Thai boys changed the lives of their island's inhabitants through their passion for football.

Panyee's Football Heroes and Their Floating Pitch

Counting the Cost

Illegal logging threatens DR Congo rainforest

The world's second largest rainforest is disappearing at alarming rates due to illegal logging, says NGO Global Witness.

REWIND

Alfred's Free Press: Liberia's Blackboard Reporter

One innovative journalist has found a way to get daily news and information to Liberians - with a big blackboard.

France

For Paris' poorer suburbs, there's hope in Mbappe

The government has failed to tackle poverty and unemployment but residents hope for a better future.

Refugees

Coping with food insecurity crises in Nigeria

More than 1.8 million Nigerians have been displaced by attacks involving Boko Haram.

Nigerians coping with food shortage after Boko Haram attacks