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EDITOR'S LETTER
A second third way?
NEWS FEATURE 1
How WannaCry took the world by storm
NEWS FEATURE 2
China pushes ahead with ambitious One Belt, One Road project
DIGEST AMERICAS
Who stands against narco violence in Mexico?
DIGEST EUROPE
Merkel takes a giant step towards a fourth term as chancellor
DIGEST EUROPE
In Berlin, Macron tests the waters for his European shake-up
DIGEST EUROPE
Ukraine takes its fight with Russia to social media
DIGEST ASIA-PACIFIC
North Korea inches closer to striking the US mainland
DIGEST AFRICA
Mass jailbreak frees Christian separatist leader in Kinshasa
DIGEST AFRICA
Tunisia: Protests return to the cradle of the Arab Spring
DIGEST MIDDLE EAST
Sesame science: A unifying force in the divided Middle East
DIGEST MIDDLE EAST
The high stakes of Iran’s presidential election
DIGEST MIDDLE EAST
Cholera deaths highlight Yemen’s plight
THE PICTURE
Praying with fire
GOOD NEWS
Brazil declares end of Zika public health emergency
Big Data platform to help farmers weather harsh climates
THE  INFOGRAPHIC
The cost of hacking
IN SCIENCE
3D printer creates ‘bionic skin’
IN MEDICINE
Did a stroke of bad luck put an end to the dinosaurs?
IN TECHNOLOGY
Are ‘Internet abortions’ safe?
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In limbo in Melilla: the young refugees trapped in Spain's African enclave
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Connecting Iquitos: Building a road through the Amazon
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Richard Spencer Was My High-School Classmate
GOOD NEWS
A selection of positive news from around the world this week.
Testing for Ebola in 15 mins
D etecting the Ebola virus in a blood sample normally takes a full day and requires access to a specialised lab. Currently quicker tests are not sufficiently accurate but scientists are rectifying this using specialised proteins which they hope will reveal whether or not a person has the virus in under 15 minutes.
Malaysian aid for Rohingyas arrives in Bangladesh
A Malaysian aid ship has arrived in Bangladesh carrying more than 2,000 tonnes of food and emergency supplies for over 250,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled their native Myanmar after reported abuses by the security forces. The aid will provide relief in camps where nutrition and sanitation are poor.
Nigeria’s new whistle-blowing policy brings a windfall
In a bid to counter widespread corruption, Nigeria’s finance minister recently announced that the country would allow citizens who report corruption to gain a cut of the recovered plunder. It appears to be working: the policy has already netted over $180 million.
Colombia aims to be landmine free by 2020
After last year’s landmark peace accord between the government and the FARC rebels, Colombia has announced its intention to rid the country of landmines by 2021. After Afghanistan, Colombia has suffered the highest number of landmine casualties in the world, with more than 11,500 people killed or injured by the devices since 1990.
DRC declares yellow fever outbreak over
The Democratic Republic of Congo has declared the end of one of the “largest and most challenging yellow fever outbreaks in recent years”, according to the World Health Organisation. It follows a similar announcement in Angola in December, marking the end of an outbreak that caused 965 confirmed cases of yellow fever across both countries.
Kaspar Loftin, Tim Cross & Henry Goodwin
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