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Europe’s refugee scandal

Europe’s refugee scandal

It has long been known that the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos is plagued by overcrowding, unsanitary conditions, and rampant violence, including riots that have left many injured.

Rohingya crisis: Bangla aid groups want more of a say

Rohingya crisis: Bangla aid groups want more of a say

Rohingya children play under a half-mangled roof of twisted tin sheets as the rain beats down on the Bangladeshi refugee camp that has become their home.

How inclusive growth still eludes India

How inclusive growth still eludes India

Inequality and lack of access to public goods and services has been the bane of Indian society for centuries. But never has it been as stark as it is today, with 10% of India’s richest families owning 56% of the total national income, according to the World Inequality Report.

This AI tool can specify lung cancer types

This AI tool can specify lung cancer types

Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system that can analyse images of patients’ lung tumours, specify cancer types and even identify altered genes driving abnormal cell growth.

Where does US relationship with UN stand?

Where does US relationship with UN stand?

US President Donald Trump has never liked the UN. He’s called it a “club for people to get together, talk and have a good time” and said its spending was “out of control.”

Daunting task for Britain to be ready for Brexit

Daunting task for Britain to be ready for Brexit

Concerns have for long been rising that Britain may crash out of the European Union with a no-deal Brexit as the warring sides have failed to agree on the terms of their divorce. The latest has come from the International Monetary Fund.

Merkel takes a gamble with her new immigration law

Merkel takes a gamble with her new immigration law

Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes a new immigration law will make it easier for foreign workers to find jobs in Germany, but her push to fill a record number of vacancies risks angering voters who still resent her open-door refugee policy.

Has the drive to eliminate road deaths lost its way?

Has the drive to eliminate road deaths lost its way?

Bill de Blasio was two weeks into his term as New York mayor when he stood with weeping parents at the street corner where eight-year-old Noshat Nahian was killed while walking to school and pledged to end the city’s “epidemic” of road deaths.

Can the trapped Paris climate deal be rescued?

Can the trapped Paris climate deal be rescued?

Two months ago, 12 boys and the coach of a Thai football team were rescued after being trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for 18 days.

Decoded: why some people are at risk of gout

Decoded: why some people are at risk of gout

Researchers have decoded a genetic variant that enables new understanding of why some people are at risk of gout, a painful and debilitating arthritic disease.

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