Global development

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Taliban could be convinced to open girls’ schools, says Afghanistan ex-education minister
Global governments should engage with the Taliban because some in the regime support reversing the ban, says Rangina Hamidi

Ruchi Kumar

29, Nov, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘It should never have happened’: death of boy, 16, at sawmill highlights rise of child labour in US
Michael Schuls died after getting trapped in dangerous machinery at a mill in Wisconsin. But across the US conservative groups are pushing to loosen laws that protect children in the workplace

Eric Berger in Wisconsin

28, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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UK school pupils ‘using AI to create indecent imagery of other children’
Protection groups call for urgent action to help pupils understand risks of making images that legally constitute child sexual abuse

Harriet Grant

27, Nov, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Gaza diary, part 27: ‘I really hope a ceasefire will be the first step towards the end of this nightmare’
Ziad, a 35-year-old Palestinian, comforts a friend scared for his pregnant wife and is shocked by the profiteering on the streets

Ziad in Gaza

24, Nov, 2023 @12:10 PM

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‘I have no idea how I’ll survive’: Myanmar villagers who fled airstrikes face food shortage
In camps on the border with Thailand, thousands of people displaced by the military are subsisting on meagre rations

Maung Moe in Karen State

24, Nov, 2023 @9:00 AM

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‘I felt extreme anger’: the FGM survivor ending abuse and giving a voice to girls in Senegal
Woppa Diallo’s work to end FGM and keep girls in school has saved many from being cut like she was. Now, she and her husband have won the Caine prize for their book based on her experiences

Sarah Johnson

24, Nov, 2023 @7:30 AM

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Gaza diary, part 26: ‘There is still space for acts of kindness, moments of joy’
Ziad, a 35-year-old Palestinian, on helping a child suffering from toothache, marvelling at a family’s ability to laugh and sing, and how a simple scarf can allow you to dream of better times

Ziad in Gaza

23, Nov, 2023 @3:42 PM

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Cheap over-the-counter nail drug found to work on crippling flesh-eating disease
‘Momentous’ breakthrough as trial finds treatment for nail infections to be highly effective for neglected tropical disease

Sarah Johnson

23, Nov, 2023 @12:30 PM

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‘Fire on fire’: how migrants got blamed for Greece’s devastating blazes
In August, wildfires in Evros killed a group of people, including children, passing along a well-trodden migration route. Locals and politicians made the victims scapegoats for the disaster

Words by Katy Fallon and Giorgos Christides. Photographs by Alexandros Avramidis

23, Nov, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Hunger crisis threatens Chad as funding for food aid falters
World Food Programme warns it will stop helping to feed 1.4 million people including refugees from Darfur as global demand for assistance increases

Fred Harter

22, Nov, 2023 @11:51 AM

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‘Everything is dry and very sad’: Lake Titicaca gripped by drought crisis
The waters of South America’s largest freshwater lake have severely receded leaving the Indigenous people around its shores struggling to maintain their livelihoods

Words and photographs by Magda Gibelli in Puno

22, Nov, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Pakistan under fire for ‘shocking’ $830 exit fee for refugees who fled Taliban
Afghans waiting to be resettled in the UK and other western countries face steep charge in ‘unprecedented’ move

Shah Meer Baloch in Islamabad

22, Nov, 2023 @6:00 AM

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