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Documentary: 101 East – We built this city (Video)

After Singapore’s first riot in decades, locals ask hard questions about the migrant worker abuse.

info-pictogram1 On the night of December 8, 2013, paramedics rushed to the scene of a fatal traffic accident in Singapore’s Little India neighbourhood, where tens of thousands of South Asian workers socialise on their day off.

Little did anyone expect the situation to escalate into a bloody riot, Singapore’s first in more than 40 years.

Foreign workers power Singapore’s booming economy, forming a fifth of Singapore’s 5.3 million population, mostly in low-paying jobs that locals avoid.

The accident had occurred after construction worker Sakthivel Kumaravelu, a 33-year-old labourer from India, was stopped from boarding a bus ferrying migrant workers back to their dormitories. The bus ran over and killed him as he chased after it and fell.

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Nowhere To Pray In Athens (Video)

info-pictogram1 What would you do if you and your community had to go underground — literally — to find a place to pray?
An estimated 300,000 Muslims live in Athens. But because of the Greek Orthodox Church’s influence and growing anti-immigrant sentiment, it is the only European capital without an official mosque. As the far-right Golden Dawn party has gained currency since the 2008 financial crisis, Muslim immigrants have been attacked and murdered, and unofficial mosques have been targeted. With so much hatred in the air, will an official mosque ever be built?

Nepal children risk death to study at school (Video)

info-pictogram1 Hundreds of children in Nepal have to make perilous journeys to school every day using gondola-like wire bridges built over dangerous rivers. Risking injury and death, many take the measure so they can get an education and make it to school. Al Jazeera’s Subina Shrestha reports from Dhading.

Obama says he wants to save Iraq, thats a lie

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Please wake up, those who speak of peace are lying to you! Obama says he wants to save Iraq, thats a lie, they show they saved 20 people on a chopper, what about the 200,000 they killed? They are killing more people in Iraq, dont forget they sent more bullets to Israel!

A beautiful life does not just happen, it is built daily by prayer, humility, sacrifice and hard work.

gb copy A beautiful life does not just happen, it is built daily by prayer, humility, sacrifice and hard work.
es copy Una vida hermosa no sólo sucede, se construye todos los días con la oración, la humildad, el sacrificio y el trabajo duro.
nl copy Een mooi leven is er niet zomaar, het wordt dagelijks gebouwd door gebed, nederigheid, opoffering en hard werken.
fr copy Une belle vie ne s’improvise pas, elle se construit au quotidien par la prière, l’humilité, le sacrifice et le travail acharné.
de copy Ein schönes Leben passiert nicht einfach, es wird täglich durch das Gebet, Demut, Opferbereitschaft und harte Arbeit aufgebaut.
CN67867 Yīgè měilì de shēngmìng bìng bùjǐn jǐn fāshēng, tā shì yóu dǎogào, qiānbēi, xīshēng hé xīnqín gōngzuò de rìcháng jiànchéng.
Sweden En vacker livet inte bara hända, det är byggt dagligen av bön, ödmjukhet, uppoffring och hårt arbete.
rus7897 Krasivaya zhizn’ ne prosto tak , on postroyen v den’ molitvoy , smireniyem , zhertvennosti i tyazheloy raboty.
4523turkey Güzel bir hayat sadece dua, tevazu, fedakarlık ve sıkı çalışma ile günlük inşa edilmiştir, olmaz.
images Una bella vita non avviene, è costruita ogni giorno con la preghiera, l’umiltà, il sacrificio e duro lavoro.
indonesiaID Sebuah kehidupan yang indah tidak terjadi begitu saja, itu dibangun setiap hari dengan doa, kerendahan hati, pengorbanan dan kerja keras.