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Jul 2, 2015
by Chris Steele-Perkins
It is fair to say China has not generally had good press in the Western media. Blamed for everything from pollution to global warming; ivory trading to violating human rights, China is viewed with increasing interest, and increasing suspicion.

Hospices are not places one identifies with China, and most people, if asked, would probably have a negative image by reflex of large soulless state institutions.... More...
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Jul 2, 2015
by Patrick Zachmann
The car service Uber has been developing in cities from New York to New Delhi, even if facing threats and bans from regulators. The situation in Paris is trickier.
Patrick Zachmann was assigned by The New York Times Magazine to follow the special Paris law-enforcement brigade known as the Boers. More...
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Jun 19, 2015
by Sohrab Hura
The Pilbara region in Western Australia is known to have some of the world's oldest rock formations. It is also one of the most thinly populated regions in Australia with the demography consisting of primarily people of the aboriginal community who have been living there for countless generations and people from other parts of Australia and elsewhere who are working in the rich iron and other industrial... More...
Featured Essays
Jun 19, 2015
by Sohrab Hura
The Pilbara region in Western Australia is known to have some of the world's oldest rock formations. It is also one of the most thinly populated regions in Australia with the demography consisting of primarily people of the aboriginal community who have been living there for countless generations and people from other parts of Australia and elsewhere who are working in the rich iron and other industrial... More...
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Jun 19, 2015
by Chris Steele-Perkins
Following the recent tragedy in China where four abandoned children appeared to have committed suicide, Chris Steele-Perkins takes a look at the importance of the family, and the shifting nature of rural communities.

China is going through a rapid process of urbanization and as a result the family structure and traditional role of responsibility for children is changing. Modernity is largely embracing... More...
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Jun 19, 2015
by Ian Berry
On the days before and after the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta, Ian Berry explores some of the original locations, commemoration ceremonies and themes around this important historical document that has played a crucial role in the development of our understanding of human rights and freedom. More...
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Jun 19, 2015
by Jerome Sessini
The program Café y Caffè, carried out by the Istituto Agronomico per l’Oltremare with funding from the Italian Development Cooperation, aims to improve the standard of living of small coffee producers in rural mountain communities, reducing their socio-economic vulnerability and increasing agricultural sustainability.

Through the involvement and strengthening of local associations throughout the chain,... More...
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