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Philippine ‘comfort women’ still waiting for justice

Osaka mayor’s words anger women raped by Japanese soldiers during the Second World War, as Iris Gonzales explains.

Welcome to Manila, the gates of hell

Novelist Dan Brown’s description is sadly apt, says Iris Gonzales.

Wonder and frustration: living with the animals

Mari Marcel Thekaekara’s home is on the edge of a wildlife sanctuary, which is a pleasure and a pain, as she explains.

Kenya Occupy protesters charged over live pig protest

Activists furious at MP’s demands for higher pay, faced tear gas and water cannons from police. Musa Haron reports from Nairobi.

The Philippines: little reason to celebrate press freedom

While rankings have improved, Iris Gonzales describes a culture of impunity which fails to get justice for murdered media workers.

Bring workers’ rights back into fashion

Angered by the avoidable tragic factory collapse at Rana Plaza, Bangladesh, Mari Marcel Thekaekara looks at how we’ve regressed on employment.

Overseas Filipino Workers – heroes at home, exploited abroad

In Qatar, Iris Gonzales is surrounded by fellow Filipinos forced to find jobs away from their families.

‘We need leaders who want a better world’

The death of Margaret Thatcher gives Mari Marcel Thekaekara pause for thought.

India celebrates Novartis ruling

It is refreshing to hear a piece of good news that will impact on people living in poverty across the globe, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Kenya prepares to swear in fourth president

Now Uhuru Kenyatta’s election win has been confirmed by the Supreme Court, Henry Owino considers what his next moves might be.

The water crisis at home

The people of Bangalore need to be active in finding local solutions to preserve a vital resource, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

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