New Internationalist

The Majority World Blog

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A heart-warming response to the refugee crisis

Mari Marcel Thekaekara finds a ray of sunshine in an email from a friend.

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The Left takes a back seat in Sri Lanka

Lasanda Kurukulasuriya reports on a disappointing outcome for leftwing parties in the recent elections.

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Requiem for the refugee

An encounter with an elderly Tamil man far from home in Malaysia puts Mari Marcel Thekaekara in a pensive mood.

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Scalpel please, nurse… oh, wait!

Rich countries need to use their medical resources to address the global lack of surgical equipment, argues Maziar M Nourian.

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The ‘world’s pharmacy’ is failing its own

Why is India undermining its reputation by providing shoddy drugs to Indians? asks Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

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Namaste from Nepal

Among cordoned-off temples and traumatized shopkeepers, Iris Gonzales finds Nepal’s spirit intact.

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Why The Maggi Affair has angered and enthralled India

Nestlé’s noodles are under scrutiny. About time, thinks Mari Marcel Thekaekara

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Blinded in ‘paradise’

With India touting Kashmir as a dream tourist destination, Uzma Falak reports on the reality – and the ongoing police brutality.

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Colombia’s peace process: shaken, not dead

With so much at stake, the government and the FARC will continue negotiations despite the end of the ceasefire, believes Leonardo Goi.

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Gay rights group secures legal victory in Kenya

But the court’s decision has angered opponents to LGBT rights, as Moses Wasamu reports.

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Africa’s hub of corruption

Henry Owino reports on a sorry state of affairs in Kenya.

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