Global development

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‘Battery arms race’: how China has monopolised the electric vehicle industry
Chinese companies dominate mining, battery and manufacturing sectors, and amid human rights concerns, Europe and the US are struggling to keep pace

Pete Pattisson and Febriana Firdaus

25, Nov, 2021 @2:03 PM

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Turkey accused of using Interpol summit to crack down on critics
Campaigners claim Ankara is abusing its position as host, by pressuring the police body to harass dissidents living abroad

Kim Willsher

25, Nov, 2021 @11:09 AM

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El Salvador rights groups fear repression after raids on seven offices
NGOs believe raids, officially part of an embezzlement inquiry, are an attempt to ‘criminalise social movements’

Joe Parkin Daniels

24, Nov, 2021 @12:44 PM

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India’s apple farmers count cost of climate crisis as snow decimates crops
Kashmiri farmers lose half their harvest to early snows for third year, with fears for future of the region’s orchards

Aakash Hassan in Ramnagri, Kashmir

24, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Camels bearing healthcare deliver hope in Kenya – photo essay
When the roads are not up to it, a mobile clinic on legs brings family planning and other medical supplies to remote communities

Ami Vitale and Wanjiku Kinuthia

23, Nov, 2021 @7:01 AM

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I got help for postnatal depression that saved me. Most women in India do not | Priyali Sur
With up to one in five new mothers suffering depression or psychosis, experts say the need for help is ‘overwhelming’ India

Priyali Sur in New Delhi

23, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Improving migrant workers’ lives in Qatar | Letter
Letter: Fahad Al-Mana responds to a report on allegations of exploitation and abuse by migrant workers in the run-up to the 2022 World Cup


22, Nov, 2021 @5:19 PM

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Women bore brunt of social and economic impacts of Covid – Red Cross
In 82% of countries surveyed, women were disproportionately hit, from loss of income to caring duties, report shows

Jessie McDonald

22, Nov, 2021 @2:07 PM

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The road to reform: have things improved for Qatar’s World Cup migrant workers?
A year before kick off, workers claim companies are refusing to enforce sweeping new labour laws created to stamp out human rights abuses

Pete Pattisson in Doha

22, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Pregnant women at risk in Malawi as drug shortage prevents caesareans
Patients travelling long distances to find surgery cancelled as lack of anaesthetics shuts operating theatres in half of hospitals

Charles Pensulo in Lilongwe

22, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Indigenous community evicted as land clashes over agribusiness rock Paraguay
Police in riot gear tore down a community’s homes and ripped up crops, highlighting the country’s highly unequal land ownership

Laurence Blair in Raúl Arsenio Oviedo

21, Nov, 2021 @10:30 AM

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England and Wales ‘one step closer to ending child marriage’ after MP vote
Second reading of bill to ban marriage for under-18s receives cross-party support

Karen McVeigh

19, Nov, 2021 @5:33 PM

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