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Out of the ruins

Can peacebuilders end the war with Boko Haram in Nigeria? Hazel Healy travels there to find out.

Kareem Omar had the misfortune to be shopping at the Monday market in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, when a Boko Haram gunman took a pot shot at a soldier and ran for...

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World in pieces, world at peace

The city centre felt safe, once you got used to the soldiers on patrol. But as we drove out to a former stronghold of Boko Haram on the edge of Maiduguri – where I travelled for this month’s Big Story – the h...

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Emboldened by a recent study, The Guardian repeats the myth that becoming vegan is the ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth. Chris Saltmarsh and Harpreet Kaur Paul disagree.

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Who cares?

Hazel Healy investigates the challenges facing 21st century humanitarian action.

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Stuck on the street: only a quarter of families in the US that qualify receive housing assistance.

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With house prices and rents soaring, can there be a remedy to homelessness? Wayne Ellwood investigates.

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Paroxysm: Robin Roy, a fervent Donald Trump supporter, eyeballs her idol. 
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Hardliners are thriving on popular disenchantment with politics. Dinyar Godrej on the challenge they pose.

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Sometimes the unarmed, but brave, have the greater power. This protester is confronting Louisiana police after the killing by police of yet another African-American youth.

The brave

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Colombians cling to the glimpse of peace offered by the historic accord between FARC and the government.

Peace in Colombia?

Another shock referendum result – this time in Colombia. Tatiana Garavito assesses the chances of ending the longest conflict in the western world.

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Charge your phones here: this man displays the board of sockets which helps him earn his livelihood in Nigeria’s Katsina city. Many vendors invest in small solar units to generate the power.

Technology as if people mattered*

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

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The Incendiaries; Betraying Big Brother; A Radical History of the World; Rupture.

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FACTS – Internet giants

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Clockwise from top left: The historic market in the northern town of Tripoli; all smiles at a political rally in Beirut’s Martyrs’ Square; rubbish dumped on the road in north Beirut – the country’s garbage-collection system has collapsed; and a family of Syrian refugees in a UN camp near Zahle, in the Bekaa Valley.

Country Profile: Lebanon

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