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Swedish hip hop artist Rebstar is more than just one of Sweden’s leading musical exports. He is a music mogul and much sought after by global heavy hitters such as Drake, Trey Songz and The Weeknd. And, on top of all that, he wants to be known as a human rights advocate, mentor, and entrepreneur. Born Rebin Shah in Sweden to a Persian mother and Kurdish Father, he grew up in the city of Malmo in the city's Rosengård neighborhood. "In a sea of blonde hair and blue eyes, Rosengård is Sweden’s black sheep," Shah said in an interview with …

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In India, a woman has been set on fire while on the way to court to testify against two men accused of raping her, according to police. The case is the latest in a series of shocking attacks against women, which have provoked widespread anger and calls for tougher penalties. …
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Few countries take recycling as seriously as Sweden, where 99 percent of household waste is turned into something new. Al Jazeera's Paul Rhys reports from Eskilstuna, a former steel-making city that is now reinventing itself as Sweden's greenest community. \- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe \- Follow us on Twitter: …
The decision by Britain's main opposition Labour party to hold another Brexit vote if it wins the upcoming election has upset some supporters. In Hartlepool, in northeast England, most people voted to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum. Now they are threatening to switch to pro-Brexit parties. Al Jazeera's …
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Thousands of police deployed ahead of protest as workers launch nationwide strike over Macron's plan to reform pensions. A nationwide strike is set to cause major disruption in France. Trains, airlines, hospitals, schools and businesses will all be affected. It's part of a protest against the government's planned pension reforms. …
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“It goes right through the heart centre of our nation”. Indigenous communities in Canada fight to protect their land and water and prevent the Trans Mountain pipeline from being built. Read more: https://interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/2019/nations-divided-mapping-canadas- pipeline/index.html Filmed and produced by Megan O'Toole and Jillian Kestler-D'Amours. Video edited by Katya Bohdan.
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At least 18 people have been killed, and several wounded in a car bomb attack in northeastern Syria. The Turkish defence ministry says the attack was carried out by Syrian Kurdish fighters, but there has been no claim of responsibility from any group. Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby reports. \- Subscribe …
Catalonia is a region in the northeast of Spain that is partially autonomous, but in recent years, independence sentiments have risen among Catalans. Two years ago, Carles Puigdemont, the former leader of the regional government, challenged Madrid and called for a referendum. The unofficial referendum went ahead on October 1, …
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A shaky ceasefire in and around Gaza has been tested after two rockets were fired towards a town in Israel. Israeli warplanes struck Hamas targets in Gaza in response. About 34 people died earlier this week in the worst cross-border fighting in months. Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Gaza. …