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The dubious honour of hosting the Olympic Games

If their economic benefits are so underwhelming, why do countries jump at the chance to organize the Olympics? Niko Kommenda investigates.

Filed in: Brazil

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‘I always carry Syria in my heart’

Rana Taloo, a Syrian humanitarian aid worker on the Turkish-Syrian border, tells her story.

Filed in: Turkey

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PrEPped to go?

A new HIV preventive drug has sparked debate around the globe, as Amy Hall discovers.

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Matters of life and death

Isabelle Gerretsen talks to doctors in the Netherlands – where euthanasia is legal – about supporting patients who choose to die.

Filed in: Netherlands

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The deadly business of grassroots climate activism

A recent report found that 2015 was the deadliest year on record for environmental activists, raising concerns for those who continue to fight on the frontline, writes Liam Turner.

Filed in: Web exclusives

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Blinded by 'technology'

For all the fancy packaging, many of our gadgets have nothing to do with capitalist success stories. Bob Hughes explains.

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Why a basic income could be a gift to the Right

The desirability of a basic income depends on what we are expected to give up in return, writes Nick Dowson.

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Why are trade unions opposing worker self-management?

The Second Euromediterranean Workers’ Economy summit in Greece highlighted the rift in the global workers’ movement. Liam Barrington-Bush reports.

Filed in: Greece, Trade Unions and Work

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A slow death along the Pilcomayo River

It hasn’t rained since May in Paraguay’s General Diaz area, and wildlife is struggling to survive as rivers dry up.

Filed in: Paraguay

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For their own good

Sophie Cousins reports on different approaches to tackling Burma’s drug addiction crisis.

Filed in: Burma

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‘No jeans or high heels for me’

Rebels talk about the big life changes they are facing. A photo story from a FARC jungle hideout by Marielle van Uitert and Sytske Susie Jellema.

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