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Turkey's Erdogan threatens to expel Canadian ambassador, 9 others over calls to release philanthropist
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An order to declare 10 foreign ambassadors persona non grata Saturday was Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's response to last week's diplomatic call for the release of philanthropist and businessman Osman Kavala, jailed since 2017 without having been convicted of a crime.


New climate alliance to push for phasing out oil and gas at upcoming climate conference
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A new climate alliance led by Denmark and Costa Rica is pushing countries to set a date for the end of oil and gas extraction in their countries — but Canada seems unlikely to join.


Rust film crew voiced safety complaints before fatal shooting of cinematographer
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The gun used in a fatal shooting on a movie set in New Mexico earlier this week had been declared safe to use by a crew member just before it was discharged, court records show. The shooting happened hours after some workers walked off the job to protest safety conditions on set.


Taliban vowed to respect rights of girls and women, but many can no longer attend school
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It's been more than a month since the Taliban forbid Afghan girls in grades higher than six from going to school. The Taliban called it a temporary measure, but fears among Afghan women are growing that the harsh rule of the 1990s is again taking hold.


Italian far-right leader faces trial for refusing entry to migrants at sea
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Matteo Salvini, known for an 'Italians first' policy, is charged with kidnapping and abuse of office in connection with the illegal detention of 147 migrants aboard their rescue boat in August 2019.


NATO still looking for 'lessons learned' on Afghanistan
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NATO defence ministers engaged in what was undoubtedly a painful (if somewhat perfunctory) soul-searching exercise over Afghanistan in their first full-fledged meeting since the Taliban seized the country last summer.


Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins remembered for her talent, 'joyful spirit'
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Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who was fatally shot by Alec Baldwin, travelled far during her 42 years. She grew up on a remote Soviet military base and worked on documentary films in Eastern Europe before studying film in Los Angeles and embarking on a promising movie-making career.


Saudi Arabia revises emissions goal as world prepares for COP26 climate summit
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At a green summit in Saudi Arabia, one of the world's largest oil producers announced it aims to reach 'net zero' greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, and Prince Charles warned there is a 'dangerously narrow' window to tackle global warming.


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Small island nations threatened by climate change seek voice in U.N. negotiations
NPR's David Folkenflik speaks with ambassador Janine Felson, top climate negotiator from Belize, about the unique challenges facing small island nations ahead of the U.N. climate talks in Glasgow.
Israel designates 6 Palestinian human right groups as terrorist organizations
Two of the groups said they would not be forced underground despite the uncertainty of their new status, which would allow Israel to raid the groups' offices and criminalize funding.
Turkey's Erdogan orders the removal of 10 ambassadors, including U.S. envoy
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he had ordered 10 foreign ambassadors who called for the release of a jailed philanthropist to be declared persona non grata.
Saudi Arabia pledges net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2060
Although the kingdom will aim to reduce emissions within its own borders, there is no indication it will slow down investments in oil and gas or move away from the production of fossil fuels.
Inside the jaw-clenching world of cricket fighting in China
It's cricket fighting season in China, so NPR went ringside to learn about the centuries-old sport. Turns out, the bugs are really high maintenance, big money's involved and big mandibles matter.
'Remain in Mexico,' the Trump era policy that haunts the Biden administration
NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with Dana Graber Ladek of the International Organization for Migration in Mexico and Yael Schacher of Refugees International on the future of the "Remain in Mexico" policy.
Border arrests have hit an all-time high, but the numbers don't tell the whole story
The Border Patrol recorded nearly 1.7 million apprehensions in the past year, eclipsing the record set in 2000. Still, the number of migrants crossing illegally is likely far below the all-time high.
Poachers killed African elephants for their tusks. So elephants stopped growing them
During the Mozambican civil war, both sides financed their efforts by poaching elephants for ivory. Now, scientists say that drove some elephants to evolve tusklessness.
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Turkey's president has ordered 10 ambassadors to be declared 'persona non grata' for backing jailed activist
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered the ambassadors of 10 countries, including the U.S., France, and Germany, be declared "persona non grata" after calling for the release of jailed Turkish businessman and philanth
Russia and China hold first joint patrol in the western Pacific, Russian defense ministry says
Russian and Chinese warships have conducted the first ever joint patrol in the western part of the Pacific Ocean, the Russian defense ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
Man arrested in connection with 2017 Manchester Arena bombing
A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism-related offenses in connection with the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing, which killed 22 people and injured hundreds more, according to police.
'She would never leave': Hear from mother of missing 4-year-old
Cleo Smith vanished from her family's tent at Blowholes campsite in Macleod, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of the town of Carnarvon, in the early hours of Saturday morning, according to Western Australian Police. CNN affili
The NBA is caught once again between free speech and the lucrative Chinese market
Not for the first time, the NBA is in hot water with China.
Biden's Fed conundrum: Stick with Jerome Powell or let him go?
President Joe Biden faces a number of economic concerns, from supply chain disruptions to inflation. But the White House will soon need to tackle another major financial issue: whether or not to nominate Federal Reserve chairman J
The climate crisis is an 'emerging threat' to financial stability, US regulators say
The Financial Stability Oversight Council released a report on climate change Thursday, outlining the danger that a warming planet will have on the financial future of the United States.
'Ghost towns': Evergrande crisis shines a light on China's millions of empty homes
Evergrande's unraveling is still commanding global attention, but its troubles are part of a much bigger problem.
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Colombia's most wanted drug lord Otoniel captured
The US had placed a $5m bounty on the head of Dairo Antonio Úsuga, better known as Otoniel.
Joel Souza, filmmaker wounded in Alec Baldwin gun incident, 'gutted' at friend's death
Joel Souza, wounded by a gun fired by actor Alec Baldwin, grieves for lost friend Halyna Hutchins.
Turkey moves to throw out US envoy and nine others
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declares them "persona non grata" for urging an activist's release.
Picasso masterpieces fetch nearly $110m at Las Vegas auction
The works, which were owned by MGM Resorts, featured in the Picasso Restaurant at the Bellagio Hotel.
Greta on Greta: I'm a different person in private
The activist says she's unrecognisable when she isn't campaigning for climate action.
UK textbook pulled over Native American question
The exam board AQA apologises and says the textbook should never have been approved.
Record-breaking ferris wheel opens in Dubai
The massive wheel was opened in Dubai with a lavish fireworks display to mark the occasion.
Matteo Salvini: Right-wing Italy politician on trial for blocking migrant boat
The right-wing politician is charged with kidnapping and dereliction of duty, which he denies.
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Goodnight, and good luck
A valedictory note from Al Jazeera America on what we tried to bring to the online news landscape

A long road to reintegration for Rwandan ex-combatants
Despite programs aimed at helping former fighters recover and rebuild, many struggle to find their place in society

The Cabula 12: Brazils police war against the black community
Brazil's anti-police movement continues to fight for the soul of Cabula, even as death threats intensify

Nevada governor says he doesn't want Supreme Court consideration
Republican Brian Sandoval, reportedly under consideration by Obama for the nation's top court, says he's not interested

Elegy for a website where Native voices mattered
AJAM reported on tribal communities and offered coverage on Indian Country that few could match

As thousands enter Europe, EU flails in anti-smuggling efforts
Why did Frontex, the EU border agency, abruptly cancel a successful anti-smuggling pilot program in Greece?

New Orleanians see tourism bias in post-Katrina public transport
While 62 percent of transportation has been restored, locals say bus service has been left behind

The cancer cluster of Piketon, Ohio
How the legacy of the Cold War poisons people still

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Small island nations threatened by climate change seek voice in U.N. negotiations
NPR's David Folkenflik speaks with ambassador Janine Felson, top climate negotiator from Belize, about the unique challenges facing small island nations ahead of the U.N. climate talks in Glasgow.
Israel designates 6 Palestinian human right groups as terrorist organizations
Two of the groups said they would not be forced underground despite the uncertainty of their new status, which would allow Israel to raid the groups' offices and criminalize funding.
Turkey's Erdogan orders the removal of 10 ambassadors, including U.S. envoy
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he had ordered 10 foreign ambassadors who called for the release of a jailed philanthropist to be declared persona non grata.
Saudi Arabia pledges net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2060
Although the kingdom will aim to reduce emissions within its own borders, there is no indication it will slow down investments in oil and gas or move away from the production of fossil fuels.
Inside the jaw-clenching world of cricket fighting in China
It's cricket fighting season in China, so NPR went ringside to learn about the centuries-old sport. Turns out, the bugs are really high maintenance, big money's involved and big mandibles matter.
'Remain in Mexico,' the Trump era policy that haunts the Biden administration
NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with Dana Graber Ladek of the International Organization for Migration in Mexico and Yael Schacher of Refugees International on the future of the "Remain in Mexico" policy.
Border arrests have hit an all-time high, but the numbers don't tell the whole story
The Border Patrol recorded nearly 1.7 million apprehensions in the past year, eclipsing the record set in 2000. Still, the number of migrants crossing illegally is likely far below the all-time high.
Poachers killed African elephants for their tusks. So elephants stopped growing them
During the Mozambican civil war, both sides financed their efforts by poaching elephants for ivory. Now, scientists say that drove some elephants to evolve tusklessness.
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Magnitude 6.2 quake hits Taiwan

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake was reported Saturday evening at 10:11 p.m. Pacific time 13 miles from Yilan, Taiwan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


'Shaken all of us to the very core': New Mexico film community mourns Halyna Hutchins

Hundreds gathered to mourn the cinematographer Saturday night in Albuquerque.


It's OK to mix and match COVID-19 booster shoots. Which one should I get?

The FDA and CDC say it's OK to mix and match COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots, and in some cases it's preferred.


As Haiti reels from crises, U.S. policy decisions are called into question

Upheaval in Haiti is a product of its fractious politics, and those politics are deeply entwined with U.S. influence.


Litman: Don't be too sure about the DOJ's 'duty' to indict Bannon

As it turns out, the Department of Justice has emphatically resisted contempt of Congress referrals related to the executive branch.


Many of Afghanistan's journalists have fled. Those who remain face a harsh new world

The Taliban has issued edicts that are likely to smother what few independent media outlets survived the collapse of the U.S.-backed government.


A woman is killed by her partner or ex every three days in France. Activists want change

A wave of killings of women by their current or former partners has rattled France, where critics blame a deeply entrenched sexism.


Workers are fed up. But is this really #Striketober?

After decades of stagnating wages and diminishing pension and healthcare benefits, many U.S. workers are fed up. A small but growing number are organizing.


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China Widens Property-Tax Trials With Levy on Home Owners
Property prices in China have skyrocketed to unaffordable levels since private home ownership was introduced in 1998
Trump’s Tech SPAC Could Make Him Billions With Meme-Stock Frenzy
In the roller-coaster world of Reddit-fueled trading and grandiose SPAC hype, those gains are hardly firm
Saudi Arabia Pledges 2060 Target of Net-Zero Emissions
The kingdom joins the ranks of Russia and China on their stated net-zero target date of 2060
FDA Says Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Looks Effective for Young Kids
The FDA posted its analysis ahead of next week's meeting to debate whether the shots are ready for ages 5 to 11
Alec Baldwin Was Told Gun Was ‘Cold’ Before Movie Set Shooting
The gun was one of three that the film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez, had set on a cart outside the building
Brexit Is Still a Hot Mess
From the pandemic to President Joseph Biden’s election, the January 6 insurrection, and the vaccine rollout, a lot has changed in the last 18 months. One thing that hasn’t? Brexit, Britain’s exit from the Europea
The Supreme Court’s Texas Abortion Case Could Give States More Power Than Ever
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined for the second time to immediately block Texas’ six-week abortion ban, but said it will hear two separate challenges to the law from the Biden Administration and Texas abortion provi
Halyna Hutchins’ Death Could Change The Way Guns Are Used In Hollywood
Guns have dominated American movies for decades, with millions of fake rounds of ammunition fired off by John Wayne, Sly Stallone, Keanu Reeves, Linda Hamilton and many other action stars. But this penchant for onscreen violence h

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