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Beirut, my city

Green shoots of hope spring up among the rubble of discontent, writes Reem Haddad.

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Letters

Virtual profits, Tell it to my intestine, Real life, Uncommon language.

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Reasons to be cheerful

This month's collection of positive news by Kelsi Farrington.

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Top-ups for refugees in Europe

Top-ups for refugees in Europe

A Facebook group is harnessing the generosity of strangers to save lives and put separated families back in touch. Lydia Noon reports.

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Sun sets on Japanese media freedom

Sun sets on Japanese media freedom

Conservative forces are on the rise in Japan, threatening its commitment to peace and democracy. Tina Burrett and Christopher Simons report.

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Domestic slavery persists in India

The system of slavery remains alive and well in India. Nimisha Jaiswal reports.

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A fisher surveys a coral reef near a small island in Papua New Guinea where reefs are doing better than expected thanks to local management.Photo: Tane Sinclair-Taylor

‘Bright spots’ show some reefs are thriving

Scientists have discovered sites where local communities are defying expectations of global reef degradation, Cristiana Moisescu writes.

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Grassroots growers in Venezuela

Grassroots growers in Venezuela

Three years of inflation and chronic shortages of basic foods have hit Venezuelans hard. Tamara Pearson reports.

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Introducing Virginia Raggi

The politician symbolizes a shot across the bow of Italy’s complacent political class, writes Richard Swift.

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Afghanistan’s rebel verse

Afghanistan’s rebel verse

Poetry has traditionally been a powerful medium to comment on social and political life in Afghanistan, but it is now mostly for men, writes Ruchi Kumar.

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Racism bites in Britain

Racism bites in Britain

Activists have stepped up anti-racism efforts, Amy Hall writes.

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Human rights activist Valentina Cherevalenko targeted.Photo: Julia Alekseyeva

Russia’s witch-hunt against Valentina Cherevatenko

Moscow has opened the first criminal case for an alleged violation of its widely criticized ‘Foreign Spy’ law against civil-society activist Valentina Cherevatenko. Erin Kilbride reports.

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Welcoming the digital residents

Estonia has found an innovative way to boost its population and its economy, discovers Haley Joelle Ott.

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Standing to attention – but how attentive to locals’ needs are UN peacekeepers?Photo: Xinhua/Alamy Stock Photo

How not to build peace

UN peacekeeping is big business, but is it achieving its aims? asks Louisa Waugh.

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Still wary: a Muslim woman peers around a gate in Aluthgama, a town 50 kilometres south of Colombo. At least three Muslims were killed there in 2014 in a clash with a rightwing Buddhist group.Photo: Eranga Jayawardena/AP/Press Association Images

A long road to reconciliation

Seven years after the end of the civil war, Jo Eckersley and Ashwin Hemmathagama assess Sri Lanka’s progress.

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Beirut, my city

Green shoots of hope spring up among the rubble of discontent, writes Reem Haddad.

Reem Haddad September, 2016 495 Buy
Letters

Virtual profits, Tell it to my intestine, Real life, Uncommon language.

September, 2016 495 Read
Reasons to be cheerful

This month's collection of positive news by Kelsi Farrington.

Kelsi Farrington September, 2016 495 Buy
Top-ups for refugees in Europe

A Facebook group is harnessing the generosity of strangers to save lives and put separated families back in touch. Lydia Noon reports.

Lydia Noon September, 2016 495 Buy
Sun sets on Japanese media freedom

Conservative forces are on the rise in Japan, threatening its commitment to peace and democracy. Tina Burrett and Christopher Simons report.

Tina Burrett, Christopher Simons September, 2016 495 Buy
Domestic slavery persists in India

The system of slavery remains alive and well in India. Nimisha Jaiswal reports.

Nimisha Jaiswal September, 2016 495 Buy
‘Bright spots’ show some reefs are thriving

Scientists have discovered sites where local communities are defying expectations of global reef degradation, Cristiana Moisescu writes.

Cristiana Moisescu September, 2016 495 Buy
Grassroots growers in Venezuela

Three years of inflation and chronic shortages of basic foods have hit Venezuelans hard. Tamara Pearson reports.

Tamara Pearson September, 2016 495 Buy
Introducing Virginia Raggi

The politician symbolizes a shot across the bow of Italy’s complacent political class, writes Richard Swift.

Richard Swift September, 2016 495 Buy
Afghanistan’s rebel verse

Poetry has traditionally been a powerful medium to comment on social and political life in Afghanistan, but it is now mostly for men, writes Ruchi Kumar.

Ruchi Kumar September, 2016 495 Read
Racism bites in Britain

Activists have stepped up anti-racism efforts, Amy Hall writes.

Amy Hall September, 2016 495 Buy
Russia’s witch-hunt against Valentina Cherevatenko

Moscow has opened the first criminal case for an alleged violation of its widely criticized ‘Foreign Spy’ law against civil-society activist Valentina Cherevatenko. Erin Kilbride reports.

Erin Kilbride September, 2016 495 Buy
Welcoming the digital residents

Estonia has found an innovative way to boost its population and its economy, discovers Haley Joelle Ott.

Haley Joelle Ott September, 2016 495 Buy
How not to build peace

UN peacekeeping is big business, but is it achieving its aims? asks Louisa Waugh.

Louisa Waugh September, 2016 495 Buy
A long road to reconciliation

Seven years after the end of the civil war, Jo Eckersley and Ashwin Hemmathagama assess Sri Lanka’s progress.

Jo Eckersley, Ashwin Hemmathagama September, 2016 495 Buy