Leuser: From poacher to animal protector – BBC News

As a poacher Khaedir killed hundreds of endangered hornbills. Until one day when an encounter with one of the birds transformed his life. This is a series about the animals of Indonesia’s Leuser rainforest and the people trying to save them. Leuser is one of the most biodiverse places on earth. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Filmed, edited and produced by Charlotte Pamment Reporter: Mehulika Sitepu, BBC Indonesia Additional production support by Shinta Retnani

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Leuser : Baby orangutans rescued from Indonesia’s pet trade – BBC News

Baby orangutans on the island of Sumatra are being captured and sold as pets, but charities are working to rescue the animals and confront the owners. This is a series about the animals of Indonesia’s Leuser rainforest and the people trying to save them. Leuser is one of the most biodiverse places on earth. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Filmed, edited and produced by Charlotte Pamment Reporter: Reporter: Mehulika Sitepu, BBC Indonesia Additional camerawork and production support by Shinta Retnani, Haryo Wirawan and Irendra Radjawali

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Saving snow leopards from mining giants – BBC News

A woman from Mongolia has won a prestigious environment award after successfully campaigning to stop mining firms destroying a critical habitat for snow leopards. Bayarjargal Agvaantseren persuaded her government to create a huge nature reserve in the South Gobi Desert and cancel 37 mining contracts in the area. She is one of six people recognised for their work by the 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize committee. Video produced by Trystan Young and Ly Huong. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

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Gavin Williamson: Defence Secretary sacked over leak – BBC News

Britain’s Prime Minister has sacked her Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, accusing him of leaking information from a meeting of the National Security Council last week. Theresa May said in a letter to Mr Williamson that she had ‘compelling evidence’ that he was responsible for the leak, and that she’d ‘lost confidence in his ability to serve’. An inquiry into the leak was launched after a national newspaper printed details of secret discussions about the Chinese firm Huawei’s involvement in the development of the UK’s 5G mobile network . Mr Williamson,…

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How US-Iran tensions could benefit ISIL in Iraq

There are fears in Baghdad that growing tension between the United States and Iran could have dangerous implications for Iraq’s stability. As the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) continues on the ground, it is feared the group is just waiting for any weakness in international coalition efforts. Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports from Baghdad. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #US_IranTensions #Iraq #AlJazeeraEnglish

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Sebastian Kurz: No-confidence vote removes Austria’s chancellor

Sebastian Kurz: No-confidence vote removes Austria’s chancellor: Austria is without a leader, after a no-confidence vote forced right-wing Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to step down. Opposition parties joined forces to remove him from office over a corruption scandal involving a former coalition partner, the far-right Freedom Party. But Kurz has vowed to return, and his high standing in the polls might yet see him coming back to politics later. Al Jazeera’s Dominic Kane reports from Vienna. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us…

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Clashes in multiple Brazil prisons leave 42 dead: official

At least 57 prisoners have died in fighting in northern Brazil over the past two days. Forty-two inmates were found dead in four different prisons in Manaus, in Amazonas state, a day after 15 prisoners were killed in violence between rival gangs. Officials say some inmates were stabbed with sharpened toothbrushes while others were strangled. Brazil has the world’s third-largest prison population and many jails are overcrowded. Johannes Myburgh is a journalist in Sao Paulo, and he joins us through Skype from Sao Paulo to discuss this. He says there…

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One child, suspect dead after Japan stabbing attack: media

At least two people have been killed and 16 others injured in a mass stabbing in Japan. Young schoolchildren were among the victims of the attack which happened in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. The suspect reportedly knifed people waiting at a bus stop. Police say the suspect in stabbing attack at crowded bus stop died after stabbing himself in the shoulder. Al Jazeera’s Wayne Hay reports from Kawasaki – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/…

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Can video games be used to promote peace? | The Stream

As a Sudanese refugee living in Uganda, Lual Mayen used to walk three hours just so he could charge his laptop computer and play video games. Now, as the founder and CEO of Junub Games, he is winning awards and partnering with other developers to create games with a social impact. Mayen, of course, is not alone in this pursuit. As the gaming industry continues to grow, many other civic-minded gamers are working to educate players about humanitarian issues, from the plight of refugees and migrants to the horrors of…

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