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Model town for migration in Italy takes new turn

US: Anger as prosecutors drop charges over Flint poisoned water

The government is asking the Flint community to trust them, saying that justice delayed is not justice denied.

    Prosecutors are defending their decision to drop criminal charges in one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in US history.

    City leaders in Flint, Michigan are accused of a crime against humanity by knowingly piping drinking water poisoned with lead into people’s homes.

    Al Jazeera’s Heidi Zhou-Castro reports.

    Trump in South Korea: US hopes to resume nuclear talks

    Highlight of visit may be Trump’s long-anticipated visit to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas.

      President Trump is arriving in the South Korean capital to meet President Moon Jae-in.

      He is hoping to restart talks between the US and North Korea while he is there.

      Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Seoul.

      Luis Alvarez, Long-Time Advocate of 9/11 Responders, Dies at 53

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      Luis Alvarez, a former New York City detective who advocated for health benefits to first responders to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, died on Saturday, according tothe New York Times. He was 53.

      His family announced his deathin a post on Facebook. The cause was complications of colorectal cancer, which he was diagnosed with in 2016.

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      U.S.-China Trade Truce: A Side-by-Side Comparison of Statements

      The U.S. and China agreed to another truce in their trade dispute on Saturday in Japan. Unlike theprevious meeting in Argentina, this time the two sides’ statements are reasonably similar.

      But there remain some substantial differences, including on whether China agreed to make immediate purchases of U.S. farm goods, and whether the freeze in new U.S. tariffs is permanent.

      Here is a side-by-side comparison of the main points of the two statements:

      — With assistance by James Mayger, and Miao Han

      Kazakh election: Observers question vote count

      Tokayev has won more than 70 percent of the votes cast in a 77 percent turnout, a result he insists is authentic.

        Election observers have criticised Sunday’s presidential vote in Kazakhstan which saw Kassym-Jomart Tokayev elected by a wide margin.

        The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said the vote was “tarnished by violations of fundamental freedoms”.

        Al Jazeera’s Robin Forestier-Walker reports from the capital Nur-Sultan.

        Foxconn says in rare interview that it remains committed to massive Wisconsin factory

        Foxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronics and the biggest assembler of Apple products, is building a massive factory in a village in rural Wisconsin.

        The state offered Foxconn close to $4 billion in subsidies to bring the project to Wisconsin. In return, Foxconn promised 13,000 jobs and a $10 billion investment in the state.

        In the last two years, however, plans have changed many times and locals have been forced to move to make way for the 3,000-acre project.

        CNBC got a rare chance to sit down with Foxconn and the Wisconsin official who helped broker the deal to ask: What's really going on with the project? Watch the video to learn more about Foxconn's contentious effort to build one of the world's largest factories — in the U.S.

        Quebrantos: Art tribute to Colombia's murdered community leaders

        One of the most influential Latin American artists has created a major installation mourning murdered community leaders.

          Quebrantos, or Shattered – the word also means sadness, sorrow, and loss – is the name of a new art installation in Colombia’s capital.

          Its creator, Doris Salcedo, wants to highlight the killing of community leaders, often by illegal mining companies, criminal gangs or paramilitaries.

          Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampetti reports from Bogota, Colombia.

          Reviving a dying language on South Korea's Jeju island

          Community tries to keep ancient dialect alive as population shrinks and ages.

            The isolated islanders of Jeju in South Korea developed their own distinct dialect over time, but that language is now threatened by a dwindling population and ageing speakers.

            But the local government has now come up with a number of schemes that just might work, aimed at injecting new life into an old way of speaking.

            Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Jeju Island, South Korea.

            Philippines prepares for earthquake it labels 'The Big One'

            The Philippines is one of the top 10 countries in the world most vulnerable to natural disasters.

              The Philippines lies in an area prone to violent earthquakes.

              A series of large tremors left a trail of destruction last month, killing hundreds of people and displacing many more.

              Now the government is trying to prepare its citizens to survive the most powerful quakes in the future.

              Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports from Manila.

              Model town for migration in Italy takes new turn

              A town in Italy which once welcomed migrants now doesn’t with League Party’s rise.

                A small town in Italy’s south which once put out the welcome mat for migrants and refugees has now withdrawn it.

                Its former mayor who championed these policies as part of a plan to boost its shrinking population is now being investigated for aiding illegal migration.

                And its new mayor is from Italy’s anti-immigration party, the League.

                Al Jazeera’s Sonia Gallego has more from the town of Riace in southern Italy.