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Concerns grow over fat acceptance and rising obesity

‘Are you beach body ready?’ This was the question posed by supplements company ProteinWorld in 2015 on billboards around London, which also featured Australian model Renee Somerfield in a bikini. The backlash began almost immediately,...
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Britain and Russia in diplomatic brinkmanship following Skripal poisoning

Anglo-Russian relations have rarely been worse. In 2006, a fugitive Russian intelligence agent Alexander Litvinenko was killed by radioactive poison on British soil. President Vladimir Putin “probably approved his assassination” according to British authorities. Twelve...
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Bolivia seeks investment as lithium price sky-rockets

Over the past decade Bolivia’s dazzling Salar de Uyuni has become one of South America’s most unmissable sights. Millions of tourists have made the journey to see the azure sky of the Andes flawlessly...

Britain’s Foreign Aid: Don’t Be Distracted by the ‘Ethiopian Spice Girls’

Britain’s Spice Girls once sang ‘will this déjà vu never end?’, but it is the ‘Ethiopian Spice Girls’ - a five-piece girl band named Yegna - who have again returned to UK headlines in recent weeks...
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The decline of UK universities and the call of the US

The deadlines for prospective UK and US undergraduates have arrived. Choosing which higher education institution to attend is a daunting task for a prospective student - the majority of whom are between the ages...

The Irish border continues to cloud Brexit negotiations

Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and European Union have been fraught by disagreement. However, negotiators publicly agree that a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland should be avoided....
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Bolivia: Relatives rejoice as ex-president found guilty of civilian massacres

There is an Aymara proverb which artfully invokes the idea that returning to the past can trace a path into the future: 'Qhiparu nayraru uñtas sartañani' - 'Looking back, we will move forward'. Over 15...

How did Jeremy Hunt hang on as Health Secretary?

Theresa May has come under intense criticism in the last week, with former Education Secretary Justine Greening resigning rather than change departments in a muted cabinet reshuffle, and new Office for Students board member...

Is Mahatma Gandhi still relevant in India today?

His face is on every bank note; politicians mark each anniversary of his birth and his passing, but in modern India, does anyone pay anything more than lip-service to the life and deeds of...
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Latin American nations bear the weight of Venezuela’s migrant crisis

Latin America's cauldron has been stirred once more. A continual flux of migrants - both within and between its nations - has long contributed to the region's rich diversity. However, recent stimuli have seen...

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Bangladesh civil service quota causes student protests

Thousands of protesters have taken to Shahbagh Chattar in Dhaka, Bangladesh since April 7. Student protesters in the Chattar (square), right at the heart...
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Bolivia: Relatives rejoice as ex-president found guilty of civilian massacres

There is an Aymara proverb which artfully invokes the idea that returning to the past can trace a path into the future: 'Qhiparu nayraru...

The Irish border continues to cloud Brexit negotiations

Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and European Union have been fraught by disagreement. However, negotiators publicly agree that a hard border between...