Global Terrorism

If you pay close attention to the world news, you will already know that terrorism is a huge issue. There are continually reports of roadside bombing and other forms of terrorist acts. Some people don’t seem to care as long as these issues aren’t taking place on their own soil. This is the wrong attitude […]


German parliament votes to legalise same-sex marriage

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MPs pass bill granting gay and lesbian couples full rights, including on adoption Germanys parliament has voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage, joining many other western democracies in granting gay and lesbian couples full rights, including adoption. Norbert Lammert, president of the parliament, said 393 lawmakers voted in favour, while 226 voted against and […]


The house that Tateh built … out of sand-filled plastic bottles

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In the Sahrawi refugee camps in the Algerian desert, Tateh Lehbib Braica aka the crazy bottle guy has built circular houses from waste plastic that protect from wind and sun A group of women drink tea under the shade of a tent and cast an eye over the construction of an odd, circular house. The […]


‘Always give up your seat for a monk’: the unspoken rules of public transport

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Our readers share the dos and donts of their regular commute from rush-hour gymnastics to gossiping with the driver Navigating public transport is daunting and often frustrating, but what happens when you hop on the metro in another city? How close is too close to stand next to your fellow passenger? And are you supposed […]


War on Terrorism

The worst act of terrorism in the United States took place on September 11, 2001. While this wasn’t the first time political movements had chosen targets on United States soil, it was the first time something of such magnitude was carried out successfully. This lead to a great deal of hurt and angry for the […]


World has three years left to stop dangerous climate change, warn experts

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Former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres among signatories of letter warning that the next three years will be crucial to stopping the worst effects of global warming Avoiding dangerous levels of climate change is still just about possible, but will require unprecedented effort and coordination from governments, businesses, citizens and scientists in the next three […]