UN Peacekeepers Fathered Dozens Of Children In Haiti. The Women They Exploited Are Trying To Get Child Support.

JACMEL, Haiti — One evening last November, Jui opened Google Translate on her iPad and began drafting her first-ever message to her father. “Hello, Dad,” she typed in Creole, the words appearing in Spanish on the right side of the screen. “I’m the daughter you abandoned.” The 9-year-old told the United Nations peacekeeper from Uruguay […]

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12 Photo Stories That Will Challenge Your View Of The World

This week, we’ve been following the continued flight of Afghans from their country. We spoke with some of the Afghan interpreters, support staffers, and informal allies who have been left scrambling for visas after the Taliban reclaimed power. Meanwhile, Kiana Hayeri photographed young Afghans as she asked what will become of the country’s post-9/11 generation […]

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These Photos Show The Devastating Aftermath Of The Deadly Kabul Airport Attack

Two explosions outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday left a scene of carnage and destruction, with at least 13 US service members and an unknown number of Afghan civilians killed. The attacks were believed to have been carried out by an ISIS suicide bomber, US officials said, adding that they […]

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Police In At Least 24 Countries Have Used Clearview AI. Find Out Which Ones Here.

Law enforcement agencies and government organizations from 24 countries outside the United States used a controversial facial recognition technology called Clearview AI, according to internal company data reviewed by BuzzFeed News. That data, which runs up until February 2020, shows that police departments, prosecutors’ offices, universities, and interior ministries from around the world ran nearly […]

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Working Women In Afghanistan Are Beginning To Navigate Life Under Taliban Rule

The medicine truck was parked in front of the hospital when the nurse arrived for work on that Sunday, Aug. 15, and as she approached the building, she saw the driver standing beside the vehicle, frantically waving at her and the other nurses to turn back. “He was screaming, ‘all the women must leave, sister […]

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London’s Famous Notting Hill Carnival Is Canceled This Year, But Here’s A Look Back At The Party

The Notting Hill Carnival, a Caribbean celebration in London, has been held in late August every year since the 1960s. Before the pandemic, it often attracted over 2 million people to the streets of London to celebrate West Indian culture. The first carnival in the UK is credited to Trinidadian journalist and activist Claudia Jones, […]

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Foreign UN Staffers Are Evacuating Afghanistan. Local Staffers Say They Have Been Left Behind.

As the Taliban swept to power last week, Afghans working for the United Nations watched as many of their foreign colleagues got on planes to leave the country. But their own increasingly desperate pleas for help getting out — or at least for somewhere safe to stay if the Taliban targets them for their work […]

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People Who Fled Vietnam Are Reliving Their Trauma Watching The Fall Of Kabul

Shekib Rahmani / AP Hundreds of people gather near a US Air Force C-17 transport plane along the perimeter at the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 16. Thao-Nguyen Le hasn’t been able to stop thinking about Afghanistan. For Le, whose father was imprisoned by the communist government of Vietnam after the US pulled […]

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7 Photo Stories That Will Challenge Your View Of The World

This week, we watched in horror as Kabul fell to the Taliban following the withdrawal of US troops. Thousands of Afghans crowded the airport, desperate to leave the country. We also kept our eyes trained on Haiti, where people are dealing with back-to-back natural disasters only weeks after their president was assassinated. It’s been a […]

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She Smuggled Women In Kabul To Safety. Now She’s Hiding From The Taliban.

Ayoubi insisted on speaking on the record despite the threat to her life. “I have spoken up enough times to be on a hit list, so speaking now won’t change anything,” she said. “I want to let the world know about the current situation.” Just a few weeks ago, before the Taliban captured Kabul, Ayoubi […]

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