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The world's poor are still losing out. They need a better deal, argues Dinyar Godrej.

In 2002, a group of Indian farmers arrived in Britain to protest about aid for farming projects. They weren’t demanding more of it; instead they were insisting on the with...

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Shame and seduction

A few months ago, new friends of ours came to visit for dinner. So shocked were they by the squat television in our living room that they insisted we accept a flat-screen version they had going spare.

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Five reasons not to buy BP’s story about the end of its sponsorship deals.

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Soldiers in al-Khalil.

Caught in the act: Israeli soldier filmed killing Palestinian

Noreen Sadik reports on the aftermath of a very public shooting in the divided city of al-Khalil.

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Running past Israel's Apartheid Wall, which separates Bethlehem from Jerusalem and people from their lands.

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A record number of participants claimed their right to freedom of movement at this year’s marathon. Giedre Steikunaite reports.

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Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad  bin Salman (left) is responsible for bombing Yemen; his cousin Crown Prince Mohammad bin Nayef (right) is in charge of executions.

'Our friends'

Why is the West still cosying up to an ever-more repressive Saudi Arabia? asks Vanessa Baird.

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Expressing a gender spectrum on their face – a trans person takes part in the 2015 Korea Queer Festival, held in Seoul.

The trans revolution

It’s in the air – and calling for a mindset reset. Vanessa Baird tracks the course of transgender rights and their liberating potential for us all.

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New laws to restrict internet freedom through taxation brought thousands onto the streets of Budapest in late 2014.

Democracy in the digital era

Activist and Icelandic Pirate Party MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir on what we can do and the tools we can all use to strengthen democracy and make it real.

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Not today: a girl walks past a school in Kibera, a nairobi slum without running water or electricity, where 800 aid organizations operate.

NGOs - do they help?

There are more NGOs today than ever; some are bigger than ever. Yet, discovers Dinyar Godrej, questions persist about their role.

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Girls strike a pose for an advert for GoldieBox. One of the companies bucking the gendered toy divide, it makes engineering toys for girls.

Is there a feminist spring?

Women’s rights has got its mojo back – and not a minute too soon. Hazel Healy takes stock of the challenges ahead.

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Don't shoot the messenger!

Admired by the public, reviled by those in power, whistleblowers are on the frontline of democracy. But need they be martyrs? Vanessa Baird asks.

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Secret Agent Orange

Secret Agent Orange

Katie McQue on Agent Orange's toxic legacy.

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Introducing... Justin Trudeau

Richard Swift on Canada's new prime minister.

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Creeping totalitarianism

Creeping totalitarianism

Sharmin Cheema-Kelly offers grave warning about the direction Malaysia is headed.

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The Black Panthers – most of its activists were women.

Mixed media: film reviews

Brooklyn, directed by John Crowley; The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, directed by Stanley Nelson.

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Mixed media: Books

The Underground by Hamid Ismailov; The New Threat by Jason Burke; The Wikileaks Files by Wikileaks; and America’s Dreyfus by Joan Brady.

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Ya Balad – Bachar Mar-Khalifé’s dramatic exploration of homeland

Mixed media: Music

Ya Balad by Bachar Mar-Khalifé; Try To Be Hopeful by The Spook School.

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The freedom of the city

Trust between communities is being rebuilt, writes Ruby Diamonde.

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Making waves: Kholoud Waleed

Dario Sabaghi talks to Kholoud Waleed about her battle for freedom of speech in Syria.

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Worldbeaters: Enrique Peña Nieto

The Mexican president may look like butter wouldn't melt... but looks can be deceiving.

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Saudi Arabia – The Facts

The key facts you need to know about the country's people, environment, oil economy, human rights and more.

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Country profile: Cameroon

The central African country's long sleep continues, says Ben Shepherd, but the clock is ticking.

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Open Window - Republican Gothic

Pedro X Molina from Nicaragua with ‘Republican Gothic’.

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