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Today β€” 22 October 2021Al Jazeera – Breaking News, World News and Video from Al Jazeera

Schoolchildren storm DRC parliament over striking teachers’ pay

Hundreds of students demand the government raise teachers' pay to end a strike that has put a halt on lessons.

β€˜Worst thing in lifetime’: South Sudan floods affecting 700,000

UN blames South Sudan's worst floods in 60 years imperilling livelihoods of more than 700,000 people on climate change.

Colin Powell: Wise statesman or pawn?

The late US general was an inspiration for immigrants and Black Americans but his role in the Iraq War did great damage.

Thousands of refugees and migrants plead for Libya evacuation

Appeals at Tripoli sit-in come as more than 5,000 people rounded up this month and put in indefinite detention.

Freedom for the ElHiblu3!

The criminalisation of asylum seekers in Europe should concern all of us.

Pakistan eases travel restrictions, announces aid for Afghanistan

Pakistan to provide over $28m in immediate humanitarian aid and ease travel and trade restrictions at its land borders.

Seven killed in Rohingya refugee camp attack: Bangladesh police

Police say at least seven people killed in attack on Islamic seminary in refugee camp on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.

Actor Alec Baldwin shoots filmer dead with prop gun on set

Director Joel Souza was also wounded in the incident that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, authorities say.

β€˜Yes’: Biden says US would defend Taiwan against China

Comments prompt swift White House clarification after seeming to suggest change to policy of 'strategic ambiguity'.
Yesterday β€” 21 October 2021Al Jazeera – Breaking News, World News and Video from Al Jazeera

More countries criticise China at UN for repression of Uighurs

Statement calls on Beijing to allow immediate access to Xinjiang, as rival statement claims 'disinformation'.

WHO says COVID may have killed 180,000 health workers

UN agency steps up calls for governments to do more to protect and support workers as the pandemic continues to grow.

US to launch Amazon-wide pact to reduce deforestation: Blinken

During visit to Colombia, Blinken announces initiative that will include financial support for protected areas.

Barbados elects first-ever president, replacing British monarchy

The former British colony will replace the UK's Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic.

Judge says US held Afghan man unlawfully at Guantanamo Bay

Asadullah Haroon Gul was denied access to a lawyer, held for 14 years at Guantanamo without charge; now ordered freed.

Haiti gang leader threatens to kill American missionary hostages

Officials have said 400 Mawozo gang is demanding $1m per hostage in ransom to release 17 members of missionary group.

Minnesota ex-cop resentenced to 57 months for killing woman

Mohamed Noor claims he feared for his safety and that of his police partner when he shot the unarmed woman.

Will Brazil’s president be prosecuted for COVID-19 deaths?

Brazilian Senate inquiry says Jair Bolsonaro should face crimes against humanity charges for mishandling the pandemic.

US Fed bans officials from buying stocks after ethics scandal

The scandal recently led to the departure of two regional presidents and diminished confidence in the US central bank.

NATO agrees new plan to deter Russian attacks

Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says NATO agreed a $1bn fund to provide seed financing to develop new tech.

Winter is coming? Oil falls from 3-year peak on warmer forecast

A forecast for a warm United States winter put the brakes on a rally fuelled by tight supply and a global energy crunch.

Canada launches COVID vaccine passport for travel

The standardized certificate will have a QR code for scanning at airports, train stations and other entry points.

Pakistani foreign minister meets Taliban in Afghanistan

Foreign minister's first visit since the Taliban takeover comes amid border issues affecting movement and trade.