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Worries pile up as waste grows in Pakistan

Pakistan generates about 20 million tonnes of solid waste annually, and its dumps have become a hub for child labour.


Farahnaz ZahidiLast updated: 11 Aug 2014  952 more words

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Al Jazeera English: Jason Johnson on Global Reaction to Mike Brown shooting in Ferguson

On Al Jazeera English, Hiram College professor Jason Johnson discusses worldwide reaction to protests in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting death of Mike Brown.

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Haiti captures kidnapper behind prison break -- Al Jazeera English

Clifford Brandt, the son of a prominent Haitian businessman, and at least two of his associates were captured at a border area with the help of Dominican police and around 50 Haitian officers, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe told news agency AFP.”The government will not rest until every single one is in custody,” the prime minister said.Sunday’s attack on the Haitian prison in Croix-des-Bouquets led to the escape of 329 inmates. 23 more words


'Hundreds on the run' after Haiti jailbreak -- Al Jazeera English

An armed gang has attacked Haiti’s main high-security prison in an audacious jailbreak, officials and police said, and hundreds of inmates may have flooded out, according to residents.Police spokesman Gary Desrosiers said officials were not sure how many of the 899 inmates escaped from the prison northeast of the capital, but he said 10 had been recaptured.Residents of the small town told the AFP news agency that several hundred people came out of the prison, running in every direction, just moments after intense gunfire broke out in the jail.At least two guards suffered bullet wounds in the attack, which occurred shortly before noon at the Croix-des-Bouquets prison.Desrosiers told reporters the raid apparently was aimed at freeing Clifford Brandt, a businessman who has been imprisoned since 2012 on charges of kidnapping at least two children. via – Al Jazeera English


Gaza: Nowhere to hide - Interactive - Al Jazeera English

More than one-quarter of Gaza’s population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.

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Gaza: Nowhere to hide – Interactive – Al Jazeera English.


THE Quinceanera Party

Every year Mexico City’s government hosts a mass quinceanera party for girls who might otherwise be unable to celebrate their 15th birthday in style. The city goes all out to give these girls a great party full of sequins and dance routines. 7 more words