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On death row

On death row

The mastermind of the 1995 sarin gas attacks in Tokyo is executed.

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Power struggle

Power struggle

Africa's $10-billion energy project faces problems.

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Satish Bhaykre, 21, who was beaten by a mob due to a fake WhatsApp text, poses inside his house on the outskirts of Nagpur, India, June 23, 2018.

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India's government has asked WhatsApp to act urgently to halt the spread of "irresponsible and explosive messages" after a spate of deadly attacks. 

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Andrés Manuel López Obrador or AMLO is Mexico's new leftist president Illustration: Emma Peer

Introducing... Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Mexico has a new president, but can AMLO form a government for the many without taxing the wealthy.

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Passing the time at an orphanage outside Kampala, Uganda. Photo: ZUMA Press / Alamy

Orphans in limbo

With the Ugandan government announcing it may close down hundreds of illegal orphanages, it is not clear what will happen to the children living in them.

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 Illustrations: Emma Peer

The merit trap

Politicians of both Left and Right continue to march behind the banners of meritocracy and equality of opportunity as if this were all that is needed to achieve a fair society. But rewarding people for their ‘merit’ may be creating a new class system based on arrogant, insensitive winners and angry, desperate losers, writes Peter Adamson.

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A Palestinian woman crosses ‘Checkpoint 300’ with her child. She is one of the few women making the morning crossing from Bethlehem to Israel – those who do, often sell vegetables and herbs in the old city of Jerusalem. Women, students and those seeking medical care in Israel or East Jerusalem should pass through a distinct ‘humanitarian lane’ but it is often closed, leaving them no choice but to use the crowded male workers’ line. Photo: Anne Paq / Active Stills

‘This is not a life’

Some 70,000 Palestinian workers pass through Israeli checkpoints every day. The process, which can take several hours, is disorganized and conditions overcrowded. Those without proper permits often attempt the crossing via gaps in the Israeli wall and mountain routes along the Green Line and run the risk of being arrested or even shot at by Israeli forces. Words & photography by Anne Paq / Active Stills

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Our bodies, our rights

According to the UN, most surgeries on intersex babies amount to torture. And yet that is the practice in almost every country in the world today. Valentino Vecchietti calls for urgent change.

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What rape tells us about society

The brutal gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh in 2012 shone a blistering light on sexual violence as a staggeringly common occurrence in India. Author Sohaila Abdulali explains how, despite the case’s global coverage, the conversation about rape has only just begun.

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 Illustration: Saman Sarheng

Diplomats – who needs them?

Frances Guy makes a plea for traditional diplomacy in the age of the Trumpian tweet.

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 Illustration: Serhii Paranchuk / ALAMY   Words: Yohann Koshy

Inside the mind of the mediator

After 20 years of brutal civil war, the rulers of Arcadia and the rebels are ready to consider laying down arms. The mediation team needs a leader and – for some reason – your name is chosen. Do you have what it takes? Take our quiz to find out...

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‘We can’t stop now’

‘We can’t stop now’

Unusually, victims testified directly at the Havana peace talks between FARC guerrillas and the government. Maria Eugenia Cruz Alarcón, one of the first to bear witness, explains why she will defend Colombia’s peace agreement – at all costs.

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The funeral in April 2017 of indigenous leader Gerson Acosta, among the hundreds killed since the peace deal of 2016. Photo: Mads Nissen / Panos

The slow and bloody road to justice

Colombia’s peace deal promised the return of stolen lands. But it isn’t so easy to achieve, Mira Galanova discovers.

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War Machine - The Facts

War Machine - The Facts

The arms trade is a powerful and enduring obstacle to peace.

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On death row

The mastermind of the 1995 sarin gas attacks in Tokyo is executed.

September, 2018 515 Buy
Power struggle

Africa's $10-billion energy project faces problems.

September, 2018 515 Buy
Share, like, lynch

India's government has asked WhatsApp to act urgently to halt the spread of "irresponsible and explosive messages" after a spate of deadly attacks. 

Rahila Gupta September, 2018 515 Buy
Introducing... Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Mexico has a new president, but can AMLO form a government for the many without taxing the wealthy.

Richard Swift September, 2018 515 Buy
Orphans in limbo

With the Ugandan government announcing it may close down hundreds of illegal orphanages, it is not clear what will happen to the children living in them.

Sally Hayden September, 2018 515 Buy
The merit trap

Politicians of both Left and Right continue to march behind the banners of meritocracy and equality of opportunity as if this were all that is needed to achieve a fair society. But rewarding people for their ‘merit’ may be creating a new class system based on arrogant, insensitive winners and angry, desperate losers, writes Peter Adamson.

Peter Adamson September, 2018 515 Read
‘This is not a life’

Some 70,000 Palestinian workers pass through Israeli checkpoints every day. The process, which can take several hours, is disorganized and conditions overcrowded. Those without proper permits often attempt the crossing via gaps in the Israeli wall and mountain routes along the Green Line and run the risk of being arrested or even shot at by Israeli forces. Words & photography by Anne Paq / Active Stills

Anne Paq September, 2018 515 Buy
Our bodies, our rights

According to the UN, most surgeries on intersex babies amount to torture. And yet that is the practice in almost every country in the world today. Valentino Vecchietti calls for urgent change.

Valentino Vecchietti September, 2018 515 Read
What rape tells us about society

The brutal gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh in 2012 shone a blistering light on sexual violence as a staggeringly common occurrence in India. Author Sohaila Abdulali explains how, despite the case’s global coverage, the conversation about rape has only just begun.

Sohaila Abdulali September, 2018 515 Buy
The rise and fall of Patrice Lumumba

Art and story by Ilya, with Yohann Koshy.

Ilya September, 2018 515 Buy
Diplomats – who needs them?

Frances Guy makes a plea for traditional diplomacy in the age of the Trumpian tweet.

Frances Guy September, 2018 515 Buy
Inside the mind of the mediator

After 20 years of brutal civil war, the rulers of Arcadia and the rebels are ready to consider laying down arms. The mediation team needs a leader and – for some reason – your name is chosen. Do you have what it takes? Take our quiz to find out...

Yohann Koshy September, 2018 515 Read
‘We can’t stop now’

Unusually, victims testified directly at the Havana peace talks between FARC guerrillas and the government. Maria Eugenia Cruz Alarcón, one of the first to bear witness, explains why she will defend Colombia’s peace agreement – at all costs.

Maria Eugenia Cruz Alarcón September, 2018 515 Buy
The slow and bloody road to justice

Colombia’s peace deal promised the return of stolen lands. But it isn’t so easy to achieve, Mira Galanova discovers.

Mira Galanova September, 2018 515 Buy
War Machine - The Facts

The arms trade is a powerful and enduring obstacle to peace.

September, 2018 515 Buy