Global development

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Afghanistan to restart polio vaccination programme with Taliban support
The WHO and Unicef campaign will restart after three years, and the hardliners say they will assist and allow frontline female staff

Haroon Janjua in Islamabad

19, Oct, 2021 @5:01 AM

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‘I was born a fighter’: the champion boxer changing young lives in Zimbabwe
Boxing helped prizefighter Arifonso Zvenyika overcome real hardship. Now he teaches the sport he loves to aspiring fighters in a Harare ghetto

Zoe Flood

18, Oct, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Has Interpol become the long arm of oppressive regimes?
Once used in the hunt for fugitive criminals, the global police agency’s most-wanted ‘red notice’ list now includes political refugees and dissidents

Josh Jacobs

17, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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‘The heaven of film-making’: how a Dalit orphan got to tell her own story
Gift of a camera inspired Belmaya Nepali to rise above poverty and abuse to make documentaries

Rojita Adhikari in Kathmandu

15, Oct, 2021 @2:48 PM

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UN quizzed over role in prison-like island camp for Rohingya refugees
Rights groups raise concerns over deal to provide services on Bhasan Char, as Bangladesh plans to increase camp’s population by 80,000

Kaamil Ahmed

15, Oct, 2021 @12:27 PM

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Italy using anti-mafia laws to scapegoat migrant boat drivers, report finds
A decades-long policy of criminalising asylum seekers is filling prisons with innocent men, according to analysis by rights groups

Lorenzo Tondo

15, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Court suspends Giulio Regeni murder and kidnapping trial
Decision follows hours of deliberation over whether it is fair for four Egyptian security officials to be tried in absentia

Ruth Michaelson

14, Oct, 2021 @8:41 PM

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Kenya rejects UN court judgment giving Somalia control of resource-rich waters
ICJ ruling aggravates fractious relations between two countries and threatens to destabilise restive region

Peter Muiruri in Nairobi

14, Oct, 2021 @2:41 PM

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Giulio Regeni: trial of Egyptian security agents charged over death begins in Rome
The accused, all members of the National Security Agency, are being tried in absentia after the researcher’s kidnap and killing in Cairo

Ruth Michaelson in Rome

14, Oct, 2021 @9:36 AM

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UN development goal of zero hunger ‘tragically distant’, global index shows
Campaigners fear climate breakdown, Covid and violent conflict are threatening any progress made in food security in recent years

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

14, Oct, 2021 @9:01 AM

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Afghan refugees accuse Turkey of violent illegal pushbacks
Migrants, many fleeing the Taliban regime, claim they are being beaten, harassed and turned back by Turkish border forces

Peter Yeung

14, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Netflix and Unesco search for African film-makers to ‘reimagine’ folktales
Competition opens to find six young creators in sub-Saharan Africa who will be funded to produce movies for 2022

Lizzy Davies

14, Oct, 2021 @6:01 AM

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