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Many countries that are classified as being ‘not high income’ nonetheless lead the world in tropical disease research
As part of our monthly series of reports looking at the impact China’s BRI project is having on the local infrastructure situated along its route, explorer and China scholar Charles Stevens visits a major development project that could open up…
A new vaccination strategy aims to eradicate peste de petits ruminants, a deadly disease affecting sheep and goats
Over 100 years have passed since São Tomé could claim to be the world’s largest producer of cocoa. But investment from Fair Trade companies and global demand for craft chocolate are finally putting this tiny West African country back on…
After 130 years in the diamond industry De Beers recently announced it would begin selling lab-grown diamonds. But what are lab-diamonds, why all the hype, and what do they mean for the future?
As part of our monthly series of reports looking at the impact China’s BRI project is having on the local infrastructure situated along its route, explorer and China scholar Charles Stevens visits the Greek port that marks the point where…

The social saving network

Using WhatsApp to monitor and predict deadly landslides in Colombian informal settlements

Talc terror trail

An investigation reveals how the illegal export of talc, used in numerous household products, is providing significant funds to insurgents in Afghanistan

Parallel lives

New statistics suggest rising healthy lifespans in China, at the same time as those in the United States are on the decline
As part of our monthly series of reports looking at the impact China’s Belt and Road Initiative is having on the local infrastructure projects situated along its route, explorer and China scholar Charles Stevens visits a small Polish village feeling…
Few would argue with football’s position as the world’s number one sport. But as Mark Rowe discovers, this global popularity is masking a sinister underbelly with human traffickers using the bright lights of Europe’s elite clubs as a lure for…
A German recycling scheme is proving to be a source of relief for those on low-incomes, but is it also having an impact on recycling levels as a whole?

Feeding the Galápagos

The Galápagos are often thought of as a unique natural paradise, but they are also home to 30,000 people. In such a remote part of the world, feeding them is increasingly challenging
China’s ban on plastic imports will displace more than 110 million tonnes of plastic waste over the next 12 years
Road collisions remain a leading cause of deaths and injuries around the world, casting doubt upon UN aspirations to halve the total number
From plastic-eating enzymes and oil-sucking polymers to ‘deep learning’ robots – innovative companies and research institutions are designing the future of the waste industry
Iceland has become the first country in the world to make it illegal for men to earn more money than women for doing the same job

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