We look at so-called Internet Hindus, the nationalist movement that wants India to reject secularism.
Recent austerity measures have caused widespread economic hardship in Sudan, which has led to an increasing number of protests. President Omar al-Bashir has always had opponents, but he is now facing what some are calling unprecedented popular dissent. The National Forces Alliance, a grouping of political factions opposed to the government, are trying to capitalise [...]
Complete video available for free at fora.tv Renowned literary critic Harold Bloom discusses Shakespeare’s impact on the English language. He argues that “strangeness” is the key to poetry, and concludes by pondering how some of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters contribute to “a strange newness in meaning.”
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In its heyday, in the 1950s and ’60s, Flint was a booming automobile-industry town — home of the car manufacturer General Motors. But when the factories closed down, the city began a drastic decline into poverty and crime that seems almost impossible to stop. Now, a young female boxer named Claressa Shields is hoping to [...]
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A British stuntman has leapt out of a helicopter and into the history books – becoming the first man to jump from 700m high without a parachute. After waiting for the perfect weather conditions, Gary Connery performed his feat at Henley on Thames near London. Al Jazeera’s Charlie Angela has the details.
President Juan Manuel Santos says the bomb targeted a former interior minister. Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti reports from Bogota, Colombia.
Pakistan’s president says he will go to Chicago for a NATO summit on Afghanistan. It’s an indication Pakistan might be willing to re-open the alliance’s supply routes into Afghanistan. Islamabad blocked them in November after a US air raid killed 24 Pakistani troops. And the closures have impacted on Afghan citizens’ lives too, as Jennifer [...]
The Lebanese army has strengthened its numbers in the northern city of Tripoli, after fighting there between fighters loyal to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and supporters of Syria’s opposition left at least three people dead. Zeina Khodr has more from Beirut.
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World’s largest short film festival set to take over New York City in June.
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Bolivia’s decision to seize control of a foreign-owned energy company has been criticised in Europe. The EU says the move will be bad for business. And there has been outrage in Spain, home to the company that owned it. Al Jazeera’s Paul Brennan reports from Barcelona, Spain.