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How does Colombia accommodate a Catholic population in a secular state?

According to its Constitution, Colombia is a secular state - however, its society does not always concur with this definition. The arrival of the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, in the country...

Hung out to dry: Theresa May’s Foreign Secretary

Boris Johnson is used to making headlines, but usually under rather different circumstances than the last few days. In place of another outlandish media stunt, the Foreign Secretary is facing widespread criticism by diplomats who...
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What is Tabaski / Eid al-Adha?

Blood dries quickly on the baking, scorched sand. The sun, not yet high in the sky, twinkles on the face of a blade wiped hurriedly dry. All around people stare, entranced by the slow...

Chile to relax Pinochet-era abortion ban

After deliberating all night, the Constitutional Court of Chile (TCC) ruled on Tuesday that new legislation allowing abortion in three cases – danger to the mother’s life, an unviable foetus or rape – is...
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Should the West worry about Operation Zapad?

A quick online search for Zapad 2017 might give the impression that Europe should be preparing for war. In September, Russia will launch a joint military exercise with Belarus in the Russian exclave of...
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The creeping censorship of professors in the United States

As universities in the United States prepare to welcome new and returning students to campus, the fight for ownership of the curriculum and student body - ever-present in recent years - will certainly persist....
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Infighting adds to Moreno’s economic woes in Ecuador

In a shock move on 3 August, Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno removed Vice-President Jorge Glas from office after the latter suggested that the government had been manipulating economic figures. In a two-page presidential decree,...
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Tipnis: Bolivia approves controversial Amazonian highway

On 13 August the government of Bolivian President Evo Morales passed new legislation paving the way for the construction of a 300km road through the Isiboro Sécure Indigenous Territory and National Park (better known...
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Diminishing press freedom in the West

We are used to hearing of extreme crackdowns on the media and journalists across the world; from the ongoing killings targeting Mexican reporters to jail terms and executions for citizen journalists posting on Facebook, as...

15 August 1947: Independence or Partition?

As India turns 70 today, one cannot but help look back at the day when the country was officially decolonised. It is debatable whether a nation actually existed before 15 August 1947, but popular...

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Bangladesh road safety protests bring Dhaka to standstill

On 29 July, 2018 two school students were run over by a bus. When asked about the accident at a press conference later that day,...
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On 25 July 2018, Samuel Shali Nghihepa, a sergeant in the Namibian Police Special Reserve Force Division, murdered his ex-girlfriend, Alina Kahehongo, in full view...

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An unprecedented heat wave has swept across Japan this summer. Record-breaking temperatures have seen Tokyo rise above 40 degrees, and by Tuesday evening more...