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Making sense of the world, one story at a time. Host Malika Bilal and journalists from Al Jazeera's international bureaus share their take on the news every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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Making sense of the world, one story at a time. Host Malika Bilal and journalists from Al Jazeera's international bureaus share their take on the news every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

    Did Iran flatten the COVID-19 curve?

    Did Iran flatten the COVID-19 curve?

    From the numbers, it was looking like Iran managed to flatten the coronavirus curve. But many Iranians are skeptical of those numbers. They fear the country’s severe shortage of testing and medical equipment — caused largely by US sanctions — has left Iran with few resources in a fight that’s nowhere near over, and could get a lot worse.

    • 22 min
    Why the US keeps getting the census wrong

    Why the US keeps getting the census wrong

    Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 census is still taking place. It's mostly online, which means many people without internet access could be left out of the count. On National Census Day, we're breaking down why inaccurate census data disproportionately hurts indigenous communities within the US.

    • 20 min
    What happens when coronavirus hits refugee camps?

    What happens when coronavirus hits refugee camps?

    If the world doesn't act now, experts warn the coronavirus will decimate refugee camps. And it's just a matter of time before the virus reaches densely crowded camps where there is already little or no water or health care. So what are refugee communities doing to protect themselves from the highly contagious virus?

    • 16 min
    How one song got Egypt's hottest music genre banned

    How one song got Egypt's hottest music genre banned

    Egypt's low-tech, high-energy mahraganat music blasted out of the shantytowns to top the global charts on Soundcloud and rack up hundreds of millions of views on YouTube. But one slip-up at a massive concert in Cairo threw the entire genre's future into question.

    • 21 min
    The visible price of protesting in Chile

    The visible price of protesting in Chile

    Tear gas and buckshot pellets are regularly aimed at protesters by Chilean police. As a result, more than 400 people have suffered eye injuries during the five months of unrest. And now, the entire movement is in jeopardy, as people are forced to move indoors during the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 21 min
    An American warlord, a Libyan colonel and a suburban family

    An American warlord, a Libyan colonel and a suburban family

    Two teenage girls received a phone call that they never hoped to hear. Their favorite uncle had been killed in Libya, where their family lives. More than 150,000 have been forced to flee their homes in Libya since General Khalifa Haftar started his offensive in Tripoli. We hear from the family in Virginia using the American court system to sue General Haftar.

    • 22 min

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