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Don’t kill the messenger: Too many journalists slain last year

Don’t kill the messenger: Too many journalists slain last year

Freedom of the press is a precious privilege that no country can forego – Mahatma Gandhi. Missiles can’t defend against the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, but accurate information, widely shared, can.

Common morning sickness drug may not work

Common morning sickness drug may not work

A pill millions of women have used for morning sickness may not actually help relieve nausea, according to a new study that some doctors say reinforces their decision to stop prescribing the drug.

Close Guantanamo, oppose torture

Close Guantanamo, oppose torture

January 11 marked the 16th anniversary of the date that the first prisoners were transferred to the US prison in Guantanamo, Cuba.

Europe’s ‘doom loop’ in reverse

Europe’s ‘doom loop’ in reverse

During the 2011-2012 euro crisis, the currency area became mired in a “doom loop,” in which weak banks in financially distressed countries rationed credit, causing a recession that intensified pressure on government finances, ...

Minorities left behind in Indian cities boom

Minorities left behind in Indian cities boom

Arun Kumar, who heads a Mumbai charity, works with his team in some of the poorest neighbourhoods in the city, helping residents lobby officials for civic amenities such as water, toilets and public health centres.

Little plastic straws are a big problem for the environment

Little plastic straws are a big problem for the environment

Every day Americans use – and almost immediately discard – up to half a billion plastic beverage straws. At least, that’s the figure widely used by environmental activists to explain why people should embrace going straw-less.

The cost of giving birth in America

The cost of giving birth in America

Stella Apo Osae-Cwum and her husband did everything by the book. They went to a hospital covered by insurance, saw an obstetrician in their plan, but when her three sons – triplets – were born prematurely, bills started rolling in.

Childhood bullying linked to suicide risk for teens

Childhood bullying linked to suicide risk for teens

Adolescents who experienced severe bullying by their peers earlier in childhood may be more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts than teens who weren’t routinely victimized by other kids, a Canadian study suggests.

The electoral fate of Italy’s banks

The electoral fate of Italy’s banks

As Italy approaches what promises to be one of its most contentious general elections since 1945, banks are the elephant in the room.

Indian judicial crisis weighs on investor confidence

Indian judicial crisis weighs on investor confidence

Indian legal system is already known for years-long delays and a backlog of more than 25mn cases. Amid serious allegations of graft and sexual harassment, with a sitting High Court judge even being jailed for contempt of court, controversies surrounding judges have blotted India’s higher judiciary o

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