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It's often said that politics is Hollywood for ugly people - but is it?
In the past year, the killings of unarmed black men by police officers, as well as a mass shooting in a black church in South Carolina, have garnered enormous...
International human rights legislation defines “enforced disappearance” as the action of state agents, or people or groups acting with the state’s authorisation,...
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Recent revelations about doping in past athletics competitions have cast a long shadow over the competition.
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Policy makers should think twice about an increase in the GST that only partly funds a company tax cut.
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The real 'American exceptionalism' is not that it has had so many mass shootings, but rather that it has done so little about them, writes Peter Squires.
In less than a decade, Copenhagen expects to become the first carbon-neutral city on the planet.
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