e Lives of Somalis through the Lens of War: Profiles by VICE

In 2011, an international peacekeeping force pushed al Shabaab Islamists from Somalia’s capital city. The fight continues in the countryside and in Mogadishu. The weakened extremists launch periodic suicide bombs and IED attacks.

For a generation, the lives of young Somalis have been obscured by the violence. Today, the fragile peace in Mogadishu allows youth to imagine a future beyond war.

Rebel Architecture – Guerrilla architect

Al Jazeera English
Santiago Cirugeda is a subversive architect from Seville who has dedicated his career to reclaiming urban spaces for the public.

In austerity-hit Spain where the state has retreated and around 500,000 new buildings lie empty, “people are doing things their own way,” says Cirugeda. “In times of crisis, people come together to find collective solutions.”

So, can Spanish self-build legend Santiago Cirugeda turn an abandoned factory into a vibrant cultural centre?

Ferguson war zone video: Journalist tear-gassed badly, SWAT police fire rubber bullets

RT
Protesters helped a journalist recover from a tear-gas attack by the police in Ferguson early Tuesday morning, spraying milk and water into his eyes to try and calm the burning. Reports of a gunshot victim have emerged, though there has been no confirmation that the injured person is a protester, bystander or police officer.

Social Connection? ISIS supporters post pics from around Europe

RT
The UN refugee agency has begun a major aid operation to help over half a million Iraqis displaced by violence. The country’s forces met fierce resistance from Islamic State militants in Tikrit, just north-west of Baghdad forcing the army to halt its operations. Jihadists have vowed to, quote, ‘drown America in blood’, after losing control of a key dam on Monday.

Desperation Limbo: The plight of Ukrainians who fled Kiev’s war

RT
Russia’s Foreign Minister has expressed concern over the stalling of Russian aid trucks destined for Eastern Ukraine. They remain at the border – waiting to be let through. Kiev has accepted the convoy is indeed carrying only humanitarian aid. Maria Finoshina spoke with some of those in urgent need of this help.

Hangout with Les Twins!

Streamed live on Jul 16, 2014
Join dancers Larry and Laurent Bourgeois, popularly known as “Les Twins,” and ask them your questions!

Les Twins have performed with BeyoncĂ© Knowles and Missy Elliot. They have also appeared in Jay-Z’s “That’s Rocawear” viral video and the music video for “La Gloria” by French-Argentine band Gotan Project. They have travelled with the “Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour” as dancers.