New Internationalist

The Majority World Blog

Philippines typhoon damage

Welcome to the Philippines, welcome to coal country

The power outages caused by Typhoon Rammasun highlight a precarious, and dirty, energy situation, says Iris Gonzales.

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Pakistani asylum-seekers in Sri Lanka face deportation

Lasanda Kurukulasuriya reports on the plight of refugees facing a dangerous return home.

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India’s Muslim women say ‘no second wife!’

But not everyone is willing to rock the boat in the fight against polygamy, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

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Motherhood is a personal journey

Rather than criticizing others’ parenting styles, let’s just be the best we can be, says Iris Gonzales.

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Why the Philippines won’t be the next Asian miracle

Iris Gonzales isn’t convinced by buoyant World Economic Forum predictions.

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Winner takes all – Obama gets his way in the Philippines

Iris Gonzales reflects on a very one-sided state visit by the US President.

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Words, words and more damned words

But to save the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls we need action, says Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

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No tattoos please, we’re Buddhists

But casinos are no problem, reports Lasanda Kurukulasuriya in Sri Lanka.

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Silence please, Algeria is dying

As its people go to the polls, Kamal Benkoussa fears that his country is on the brink of a political and economic precipice.

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India in the grip of election fever

From the morally bankrupt to the cleanest candidates ever – who will the country choose? Mari Marcel Thekaekara reports.

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What happened to unity in diversity?

Mari Marcel Thekaekara is concerned about attempts to dismantle secular India.

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