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Culture wars: How the French Left is taking on Marine Le Pen
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Little celebration on El Salvador's first murder-free day in two years
DIGEST AMERICAS
‘Justice has been served’ Obama declares as he sets Chelsea Manning free
DIGEST EUROPE
Brexit: Theresa May finally speaks
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How a single train almost derailed the Kosovo peace process
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Facebook or Fakebook? Germany takes on misinformation
DIGEST ASIA-PACIFIC
Will President Duterte impose martial law in the Philippines?
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South Korea: East Asian phoenix?
DIGEST AFRICA
Is one of Africa's oldest dictatorships about to fall?
DIGEST AFRICA
In a surprise move the US eases sanctions on Sudan
DIGEST AFRICA
After Syria, Russia looks to Libya
DIGEST MIDDLE EAST
Gaza erupts as the lights go out
THE PICTURE
Riding back to medieval times
GOOD NEWS
The world’s biggest companies vow to tackle plastic waste
Obama donates $500m to UN’s Green Climate Fund
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Healthcare around the world
IN SCIENCE
Are flying cars about to become a reality?
IN MEDICINE
Why are galaxies dying out?
IN TECHNOLOGY
Immaculate Conception? The extraordinary case of Leonie the shark
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Hands speak: Turkish rappers create fusion between hip hop and sign language
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Drinking with Bears in Ukraine - Roads & Kingdoms
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Refugees risking lives to reach bright lights of Johannesburg
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What the “Santa Clausification” of Martin Luther King Jr. Leaves Out
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What does the end of the one-child policy mean for China's disabled population?
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In Mexico's fields, children toil to harvest crops that make it to American tables
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China bans the ivory trade
C hina has announced a ban on all activities related to the ivory trade by March 31. Wildlife organisations hailed the decision, saying it could bring elephants back from the edge of extinction because China currently hosts the world’s largest market in the material.
India opens two world-leading clean energy projects
India has launched two projects that break new ground in the production of clean energy, both in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. A first-of-its-kind industrial plant that transforms CO2 emissions from a coal boiler into valuable chemicals has opened in Tuticorin, and the world’s largest solar farm has opened less than 100 km away in Kamuthi.
Costa Rica sets a new green standard
More than 98% of Costa Rica’s energy came from renewable sources - mostly water power - for the second year in a row in 2016. The Central American country went 250 days without burning any fossil fuels.
The UN implements a campaign to help HIV patients in war-torn Libya
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has begun distributing life saving anti-retroviral drugs to Libya’s 6,330 registered HIV sufferers. They had been left with limited or no treatment due to the collapse of medical services in the country following the 2011 civil war.
Tim Cross, Alastair McCready & Marta Rodríguez
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05 January 2017 - last edited today