People in wheelchairs often live on the fringes of society. The world health organization says disabled people are usually less educated, likely to earn less money, and die much younger than able-bodied men and women. But for Germany’s 1.6 million people in wheelchairs, there’s a new web application that’s making things a little better. Zein [...]
The lights are on in one of the largest and most modern theatres in South America. Peru’s new Grand National Theatre, which has finally opened its doors, aims to bring the arts to a wider audience by making it accessible to people of all incomes. Al Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez reports from Lima.
Thousands of squatters in England and Wales face possible eviction after a change in the law. As of midnight on Saturday, it is a criminal offence to squat in a residential property, meaning that homeowners will no longer need to go to court in order to secure an eviction. The change has prompted protests, as [...]
Firefighters in southern Spain have contained a huge forest fire that threatened a number of tourist resorts. One person died in the fire, which started near Coin, west of Malaga, early on Thursday, and spread to the outskirts of the resort of Marbella. Al Jazeera’s Dominic Kane reports.
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Thousands of Turkish supporters of Bashar al-Assad have marched through the town of Antakya, in southern Turkey, demanding that their government end its support for Syria’s opposition. Many protesters are fed up with the number of Syrian refugees who have fled into Turkey, something that has become a political issue along the tense border region. [...]
Angola’s ruling People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), the party of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, looks set for a comfortable win in the country’s national election as early counting has t well ahead. He’s been in power for 33 years and a win would give him five more years. The vote was [...]
As part of Spain’s strict austerity measures, shoppers will now face a sharp increase in taxes on goods and services. But most Spaniards are not happy about the tax increase. And many supermarkets have promised not to pass on the extra cost to consumers, with some people saying the government should change the tax system. [...]
A huge crowd has welcomed home a convicted axe murderer to the Azerbaijan capital of Baku. The former soldier was extradited back to the country by Hungary after murdering an Armenian soldier in Budapest. The case has caused a diplomatic row between old adversaries Armenia and Azerbaijan. Al Jazeera’s Iain Bruce reports.
The new UN-Arab Envoy to Syria is has been holding meetings at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Lakhdar Brahimi will officially take over the position on Tuesday after Kofi Annan resigned in early August. Brahimi told Al Jazeera that “change [in Syria] is necessary, indispensable, unavoidable”. “What kind of change and what phases [...]
It seems that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has a fight on his hands in the upcoming presidential election. Despite his double digit lead over opposition candidate Enrique Capriles, the gap is said to be narrowing. Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from state of Aragua in Venezuela.
An Algerian diplomat who was kidnapped several months ago has reportedly been killed in an area of Mali controlled by separatists. Much of the country remains outside government rule after increased attacks by rebel groups. Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra reports.
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Durjoy was just two months old when his aunt poured acid down his throat to try and kill him. He was two years old when Al Jazeera first met him in Bangladesh’s Acid Survivors’ Foundation. Four years later, our correspondent Nicolas Haque has caught up with him. Warning: viewers may find some of the images [...]