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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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Is Corbyn Britain’s leader in waiting?

It was a momentous night for Britain’s Labour Party at its annual conference in Brighton. As has often been the case since June’s General Election, a buoyant Labour event felt more like a sell-out...
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Will the EU turn to the Western Balkans?

When the UK leaves the European Union on 29 March 2019, history will be made. For the very first time, the EU will lose an independent member state. We should know by October how...
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Asia on alert after North Korea’s hydrogen bomb test

On the morning of Sunday, 3 September, the detection of a 6.3 magnitude earthquake by Chinese seismologists alerted the world to the detonation of North Korea’s latest – its sixth – hydrogen bomb test. The...

Could a 1p NHS tax save the health service?

With the National Health Service reportedly the number one priority for Conservative Party voters, ahead of Brexit and immigration, Jeremy Hunt – now the longest-serving Health Secretary in history – has again floated the...
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2017 in Review: The UK

In this series of articles, 2017 in Review, we look back at the year in each region of the world. Here, Roy Manuell looks at the UK's turbulent 12 months.   2017 has been a year...

Closing the Balkan route: Does it solve the refugee problem or make it worse?

Horrific images of hundreds of people freezing in the cold while waiting to get their one free meal for the day are a reminder of a winter that the Serbian government would rather forget....
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Differing approaches for different contexts: Religious Education in the UK and the US

Will Peters left his job teaching Religious Education (RE) in schools in the UK to study for a PhD in education at Boston College, Massachusetts. Here he examines the trajectories and shortcomings of religious...
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Will El Salvador ever see justice for the El Mozote massacre?

Despite the estimated 32 cases of human rights abuses that occurred during the Salvadoran Civil War (1979-1992), the incidents in the village of El Mozote and the surrounding department of Morazán will always be...
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2017 in Review: Russia and Eastern Europe

In this series of articles, 2017 in Review, we look back at the year in each region of the world. Here, Thomas Brewis looks at Russia and Eastern Europe.   Unlike many parts of the world, Eastern Europe...

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The aftermath of Honduras’ coup is fuelling a migrant crisis

The approach of the mid-term elections in the US has seen a sharp uptick in anti-immigrant rhetoric coming from the White House. On 16 October,...
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Luke Harding: “Russia hacking the US election was one of the greatest espionage operations...

There is a hint of admiration in Luke Harding’s voice as he talks about collusion between the Russian state and President Donald Trump’s administration. The...

Jair Bolsonaro: Civilization and barbarism

Latin America's sharp turn to the right is set to be compounded on 28 October when, barring a monumental swing toward his competitor, Brazil's...