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Long Beach, Southern California - Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit has discovered that a self-deleting messaging app called Tiger Text has been adopted by at least one US police department, which may have used it to share sensitive and potentially incriminating information that they wouldn't want to be disclosed to a court. Current and former officers from…
Toronto - Canada, Mexico, and the United States ushered in NAFTA 2.0 late on Sunday, just before an end-of-weekend deadline set by the US to salvage the 24-year-old trilateral deal. Renamed the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the deal updates the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, promising to lead "to freer, fairer markets, and to robust economic…
Washington, DC - With the vicious Senate battle over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh concluded by a 50-48 vote, focus now turns to the upcoming midterm elections. Early indicators are that the Republican base was energised by Kavanaugh while women voters, who already favour Democrats by nearly a 2-1 margin, were polarised even more…
Kaduna, Nigeria - Denouncing God can be a dangerous thing in Nigeria, where religion is the rhythm of life. Atheism, considered blasphemy by many, is a largely underground movement that's hard to quantify but increasingly reported among millennials. Atheists come together in private on WhatsApp groups and use pseudonyms on social media sites to share…
The prospect of Judge Brett Kavanaugh being elevated to Supreme Court justice - without a thorough investigation of the multiple allegations of sexual assault against him and after a confirmation hearing in which his rage and sense of entitlement were on full display - has triggered an outpouring of shock, pain, and righteous anger. However, for…
Hoa Binh, Vietnam - Pham Thi Dao lives in an abandoned house with her seven-year-old daughter Hong Anh, off the beaten track from the central town of Hoa Binh province, southwest of Hanoi. Dao, 46, was a domestic worker in Saudi Arabia for more than seven months until she returned to Vietnam in April. "I…
Two activists from New Zealand have raised thousands of dollars through crowdfunding after an Israeli court fined them for their role in singer Lorde cancelling her show in Tel Aviv, but they plan to donate the money to Gaza Mental Health Foundation instead. Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu Shanab on Friday rejected the legal action which ordered them to pay…
Qatar's decision to end its nearly 60-year-old membership in OPEC caught many observers by surprise earlier this week. Explaining the motivation behind the decision, Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, Qatar's minister of state for energy affairs and president and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, said that Qatar's exit from OPEC "is not political, it was purely a business decision…
Four gunmen dressed in fatigues opened fire at a military parade in southwestern Iran, killing at least 29 people including women and children.   The brazen attack on Saturday in the city of Ahvaz came as the country marked the anniversary of the start of its 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq, and prompted President…
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