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‘People should be helped, not punished’: could Pakistan’s suicide law be about to change?
Criminalisation means survivors are vulnerable to blackmail to avoid imprisonment and stigma, but there is hope the colonial-era legislation could soon be repealed

Sarah Johnson

17, Nov, 2021 @2:03 PM

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World’s ‘calamitous’ water crisis being ignored in climate talks – WaterAid
Cop26 summit focusing on slowing down global heating at expense of current impact on water-stressed regions, says head of WaterAid

Sarah Johnson

10, Nov, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Noma: the hidden childhood disease known as the ‘face of poverty’
This little known and preventable disease disfigures those it does not kill – and a new campaign hopes to raise awareness and eradicate it entirely

Sarah Johnson

04, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Nearly two-thirds of those who died young in 2019 were male, research finds
Boys and young men neglected in efforts to tackle mortality in 10- to 24-year-olds, Lancet report says, with a failure to address violence, substance use and accidents

Sarah Johnson

01, Nov, 2021 @12:36 PM

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‘It still gives me nightmares’: the firefighters on the frontline as the world burns
As global heating sees a surge in wildfires, we hear from those tackling the blazes, who face injury, death and trauma, often without proper equipment or support

Sarah Johnson

24, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Current approach to wildfires risks lives and wastes money, say experts
Researchers call for new firefighting techniques that focus on managing landscapes, as global heating sees increase in blazes

Sarah Johnson

24, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Digital gender gap: men 50% more likely to be online in some countries – report
Failure to ensure women have equal access to the internet hampering developing economies and fuelling gender inequality

Sarah Johnson

11, Oct, 2021 @6:01 AM

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‘They wanted to kill me’: the lawyer taking on police brutality in Kenya
Almost 20 years ago, a police shooting left David Makara without an arm and facing jail. Inspired by the blind lawyer who saved him, he now defends others facing injustice

Sarah Johnson

05, Oct, 2021 @10:01 AM

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One in five 15- to 24-year-olds globally ‘often feel depressed’, finds Unicef
Covid’s toll on mental health of children and young people laid bare in report citing fears about the future, family and lockdowns

Sarah Johnson

05, Oct, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Covid live: Italy pledges to donate 45m vaccine doses; UK records 34,460 new cases
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Nadeem Badshah (now); Tom Ambrose, Miranda Bryant and Helen Sullivan (earlier)

22, Sep, 2021 @10:47 PM

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Big pharma fuelling human rights crisis over Covid vaccine inequity – Amnesty
Six companies warned not to put profit before lives as report shows less than 1% of almost 6bn doses have gone to low-income countries

Sarah Johnson

22, Sep, 2021 @10:46 AM

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Climate crisis leaving ‘millions at risk of trafficking and slavery’
Droughts and floods forcing workers from rural areas, leading to their exploitation in cities, report warns

Sarah Johnson

20, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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