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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
During her time in Ghana, Sarah Begum experienced the lives of a community that surrounds one of the world’s few lakes situated in an ancient meteor impact crater

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
Land rights for the indigenous are still a problem, but is it time to turn our attention to language?

Parallel lives

New statistics suggest rising healthy lifespans in China, at the same time as those in the United States are on the decline
While being a feminist is no longer taboo, women are still missing out on TV’s top sporting spots
The addition of traditional Māori names to Wellington’s urban landscape is proving traditional language can be applicable to 21st century environments
Native American communities in the US are devising their own ways of tackling the country’s ‘Mascot problem’
Calais’ continuing refugee crisis may not make daily headlines now that its ‘Jungle’ camp has gone, but for over a thousand refugees stranded at the French port city, life is still a daily struggle
With fellow student Tom Micklethwait, Charles is travelling the route of the New Silk Road to explore the impact the initiative is having across the region
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…
For British cave divers, Chris Jewell and Jim Warny, who had been being rushed out to Thailand to help in this week’s epic rescue operation, the events bore an uncanny echo to a life-and-death struggle they had just recently experienced…
Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that football has had a major impact on our world. We investigate how a lowly sport gained the power to start wars, make millionaires, and prompt a nation to paint its lampposts…
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

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