Representatives from Libya’s rival governments have moved one step closer to reaching a peace deal during UN-backed talks in Morocco, sources have told Al Jazeera. The talks in Rabat, which continued for a second day on Friday, have been described as one of the last chances to stop Libya from plunging into full-scale civil war. […]

Junius Williams thumbs through his new book, Unfinished Agenda , his life story tracing nearly four decades of finding himself on the frontline of the civil rights movement in America. He knows the civil rights struggle. He lived it. In March 1965 Williams was a 21-year-old college student from the East Coast who went to […]

The U.S. government’s “hand-slap” treatment of former CIA director David Petraeus, who in 2012 leaked classified military information to his biographer and mistress, Paula Broadwell, stands in stark contrast to the Obama administration’s aggressive crackdown on whistleblowers like Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, Jeffrey Sterling, and John Kiriakou—and should be the turning point away from such […]

Hormone-disrupting chemicals found in human-made products—from plastics to pesticides—are causing health problems that cost society billions, a new study finds. Published Thursday in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the examination was conducted by eighteen researchers in eight countries and is the first attempt to quantify the concrete costs of these chemicals. According to […]

What women want

March 6, 2015

Feminism – it has its celebrity champions, media missionaries and vitriolic detractors. But have the voices of those who most need representation been lost in the discourse, and is the movement at risk of losing touch with the issues that define the lives of the majority of the world’s women? In the March issue of […]

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Turkish boy on trial for allegedly insulting Erdogan

March 6, 2015

The trial of a 16-year-old boy charged with insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been delayed shortly after it began, following his lawyer’s request for new judges. An attorney defending the teen, Mehmet Emin Altunses, disagreed with the court’s decision to try the case behind closed doors and asked for the justices to be […]

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Bill O’Reilly subtly responds to criticism by bragging about own ratings

March 6, 2015

Friday, Mar 6, 2015 2:35 PM UTC “If MSNBC or liberal talk radio were political candidates, they’d lose every election” VIDEO Joanna Rothkopf Follow Topics: Video, Bill O’Reilly, Fox News, conservative media, liberal media, ratings, missing the point, Media News, News, Politics News (Credit: Fox News) On Wednesday evening, Rachel Maddow took just under ten […]

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“Why is it so hard to see black and blue?”: Salvation Army turns #TheDress into a powerful anti-domestic violence message

March 6, 2015

The dress that broke the Internet last week is back — but this time it might actually do some good, instead of tearing apart social media (and some families). On Friday, the Salvation Army of South Africa released a powerful new ad in advance of International Women’s Day, using #TheDress to highlight the insidious problem […]

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