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"Sometimes, they don't like going back to their rooms because they know that that will mean check-ups or drawing blood. They feel safe here."
The one-classroom school in an East Jerusalem hospital allows chronically ill Palestinian children to continue studies.
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“This is the first time since the Gambia became independent in 1965 that the Gambia has changed the government through the ballot box.”
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"Facebook claims that no one can intercept WhatsApp messages, not even the company and its staff, ensuring privacy for its billion-plus users. But new research shows that the company could in fact read messages due to the way WhatsApp has implemented its end-to-end encryption protocol."
Security researcher who discovered problem says if WhatsApp is asked by a government agency to disclose its messaging records, it can effectively grant access due to change in security keys
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"The inspirational promises that the Hidalgo Model carried with it have been diminished by a series of related violations and inconsistencies. Sadly, this is not an isolated case. It is only one example of the situation that patients face in psychiatric hospitals all over Mexico."
One hundred and nine patients live full-time at the Villa Ocaranza Hospital, an institution marred by a dark history. They will be the last group to do so.
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How would you describe the relationship between East Timor and Australia? Read this op-ed and share your views.

"As if the David and Goliath imbalance in the bargaining positions weren't enough, the Australian government also used an aid project as a cover to bug the Timorese cabinet room. When exposed in 2013 the underhanded move against the impoverished nation incensed the Timorese leadership and infuriated many Australians who believe our espionage capabilities should be dedicated to national security, not chasing economic gain."
Australia's dodgy oil and gas treaty with East Timor is dead. Now it's time to negotiate fair and permanent maritime boundaries with our tiny neighbour.
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"My children supported my decision saying bearing a child was better than selling a kidney, which I was considering too."
One woman says she will have to return to low-paying factory work if surrogacy is banned.
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"Workers were prevented from fleeing by armed security guards and only able to escape after a government raid, said the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, a division of the Organization of American States that includes all 35 nations in the Americas."
Nearly half of Brazil's rural land is in the hands of less than one percent of the population
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What impact could establishing permanent maritime boundaries have on East Timor and Australia’s diplomatic relationship?

"Diplomatic relations have been tense since East Timorese officials accused Australia of spying on cabinet ministers amid negotiations on the treaty to divide the oil and gas fields."
East Timor will tear up an oil and gas treaty with Australia that has been at the centre of a bitter diplomatic dispute.
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East Timor is vying to set permanent maritime boundaries with Australia in their shared oil-rich sea. What impact could this have?

"Canberra and Dili have agreed to tear up the controversial Certain Maritime Arrangements in the Timor Sea (CMats) treaty that divides future revenue from the Greater Sunrise oil and gas reserve, where an estimated $40bn worth of oil and gas lies beneath the Timor Sea. Timor-Leste has sought to abandon the agreement for years, alleging it was unfairly negotiated because of Australian espionage."
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"If Kenya reaches universal access by 2020, it will have achieved in seven years a level of electrification that took the US a total of 33 years to reach, according to Todd Moss from the Center for Global Development."
Kenya added 1.3 million households to its electricity grid last year, raising the percentage of connected Kenyans to 55%, from just 27% in 2013.
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and more available labour per square mile. Plus the small fact its now a mature market.
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The Stream is a social media community with its own daily TV show on Al Jazeera English.
Introduction
The Stream is a new phenomenon – a web community with its own daily show on Al Jazeera. The Stream taps into the extraordinary potential of the increasing power of social networks to disseminate news. Individuals have now become an integral part of the news information network through their ability to publish information and share opinions on events as they take place. 

The viral nature of social networks allows for such information to spread and multiply rapidly. While these developments have the potential to generate more heat than light, to a broadcaster like Al Jazeera, they are also a huge opportunity to reach news in places and at levels until now impossible. 

The Stream is a super-aggregator of these online sources, seeking out both untold stories and new, ground level takes on stories in the mainstream.