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What is albinism and what causes it?

Al Jazeera has received a number of questions about albinism following the publishing of our investigation into the killings of people with albinism in Malawi. The report, “Killed for their bones: On the trail of the trade in human body parts” explores the … Continue reading

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Parisians react to first round, mull Le Pen's chances

Paris, France – French citizens have chosen centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right Marine Le Pen to contest the final round of the presidential election, set to take place on May 7. Macron picked up 23.8 percent of the vote to … Continue reading

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Physicist and ex-Rep. Rush Holt: The March for Science fight isn’t over

Rush Holt Jr., a former congressman who serves as the CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, spoke at the March for Science’s flagship event in Washington, D.C., over the weekend. He did not mince words when … Continue reading

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US sanctions Syria officials over sarin gas attack

The United States has blacklisted 271 employees of a Syrian government agency it said was responsible for developing chemical weapons, weeks after a poison gas attack killed scores of people in a rebel-held province in Syria. The US Treasury Department … Continue reading

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Obama makes first public remarks since leaving office

In his first public remarks since leaving office, former President Barack Obama said he is hoping to inspire young leaders and “help them take a crack at changing the world.” “I’m spending a lot of time thinking about what is … Continue reading

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Kashmir students, India police clash in Srinagar

Students and government forces in Indian-administered Kashmir clashed again as authorities reopened schools and colleges, just one week after facilities were shut following student-led protests across the disputed territory. Violence erupted on Monday in the SP Higher Secondary School in … Continue reading

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WHO: Malaria vaccine to be 'real life' tested in Africa

The world’s first malaria vaccine will be available in selected areas of Ghana, Kenya and Malawi from 2018, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The UN body’s regional office for Africa said in a statementon Monday that RTS,S injectable … Continue reading

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Marwan Barghouti's health in serious decline: NGO

Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti’s health has declined over the past week after he joined a hunger strike with 1,100 other prisoners in Israel, an NGO said. Barghouti is refusing medical treatment causing his health to decline seriously, Amani Sarahneh of the … Continue reading

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‘Better you than me’: Trump commends astronauts for converting urine into drinking water

President Trump held a video conference with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Monday, in part to congratulate Commander Peggy Whitson on her record-setting 535th day in space. Briefly, however, the conversation turned to a less dignified topic. Trump, … Continue reading

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Pelosi, Schumer urge Trump to butt out of budget negotiations

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., delivered a message to President Trump on Monday morning about Congress’ sensitive negotiations over a spending bill that must pass by Friday. That message: Butt … Continue reading

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