Rank #1: Australia’s offshore refugees
If you’re a refugee and you arrive in Australia by boat, the government will never let you in. Security forces tow away boats, and asylum seekers are sent to detention centers on remote islands. This week, we meet a doctor-turned-whistleblower who saw what happens in those camps, and a refugee who spent nearly five years in one.
Rank #2: The fate of kids who cross the US border alone
This spring, tens of thousands of children have come to the US-Mexico border alone seeking asylum. Some have died in government custody. What's happening to unaccompanied minors who try to cross into the US, and where will they end up? This week, we hear from one teen who jumped the fence.
Rank #3: Europe's splintering Union
A new European Parliament is ready for swearing in, and it's as divided as its 28 member states. The centrist parties have suffered heavy losses. Far-right and far-left parties gained some ground. Where did the EU come from, and with this last election, where is it headed?
Rank #4: Iran, the US and the standoff in the strait
It seemed like a recipe for conflict: Take the Iran nuclear deal, add a dash of John Bolton and some US warships, and top it off with a mysterious sabotage of oil tankers near one of the most sensitive stretches of water in the world. We take you there to examine just how close the US and Iran have come to the edge of war.
Rank #5: Al Jazeera infiltrates the NRA
It started with a reporter’s curiosity and led to a three-year undercover investigation into the world's most powerful gun lobby. Al Jazeera’s investigative unit uncovered a link between the NRA and Australia's far right.
Rank #6: India's missing voters
If you want to deny somebody the vote in India, you can ask the government to strip somebody from the voter list with just a name and a web connection. Is that why millions of Indians, many of them minorities, are being turned away from the polls — or are they just victims of bureaucracy?
Rank #7: South Africa's original sin
It's the foundation that apartheid was built on: the theft of indigenous land. Taking it back is complicated. With just a few days before elections, we look at how land motivates some South Africans to vote out of fear and others out of frustration.
Rank #8: Life in Jerusalem
A Muslim scholar and a Christian Palestinian researcher. A proud Zionist and an ex-settler. In this week's episode, the filmmaker behind Al Jazeera's new documentary “Jerusalem: A Rock and a Hard Place” guides us through the Holy City to meet the people who call it home.
Rank #9: Preview: Life in Jerusalem
Tens of thousands of Christians are in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem for Easter. But you won't find many Palestinians at the holy sites. This week, a conversation you haven't heard before, from the filmmakers of Al Jazeera's new documentary, “Jerusalem: A Rock and a Hard Place.” Next week, we dive deeper into a divided city.
Rank #10: Cameroon's hashtag war
Cameroon is at war with itself. The country has found itself in a bloody battle between the minority Anglophone citizens and the majority Francophone citizens. We look at how Al Jazeera has covered the conflict as it's unfolded through social media and on the field. Also: What's next for Sudan? The military has just ousted dictator Omar al-Bashir, ending his 30-year rule.