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Four medical workers killed in Syria airstrike

Four medical workers from the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations were killed overnight by an airstrike in Syria.

Four medical workers from the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations were killed overnight by an airstrike in Syria.

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Afghan forces end Kabul aid agency siege after gun battle

Afghan security forces in Kabul have been battling gunmen who stormed an international aid group’s offices after a car bomb attack.

Afghan security forces in Kabul have been battling gunmen who stormed an international aid group’s offices after a car bomb attack.

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Dr. Alison Thompson on life as a full time humanitarian volunteer

An interview with Dr. Alison Thompson, a full-time humanitarian working inside the refugee camps in Greece. When the planes flew into the twin

An interview with Dr. Alison Thompson, a full-time humanitarian working inside the refugee camps in Greece. When the planes flew into the twin

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Afghanistan: Children's circus act brings joy to Kabul residents

At the annual National Circus Festival in Kabul, members of the Mobile Mini Circus for Children (MMCC) are entertaining Kabul residents with a mix of juggling, acrobatics and…

At the annual National Circus Festival in Kabul, members of the Mobile Mini Circus for Children (MMCC) are entertaining Kabul residents with a mix of juggling, acrobatics and…

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Refugees in Greece learn to love the sea again

During the summer months, for many of us a quick paddle or dip in the sea hardly seems anything out of the ordinary.

During the summer months, for many of us a quick paddle or dip in the sea hardly seems anything out of the ordinary.

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Animal cruelty: is violence inherent to abattoirs?

Shocking hidden camera videos have reignited the debate on animal cruelty. We talk to a farmer, abattoir workers and a sociologist about the killing of animals for food.

Shocking hidden camera videos have reignited the debate on animal cruelty. We talk to a farmer, abattoir workers and a sociologist about the killing of animals for food.

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Video - Brazil’s uncontacted Kawahiva tribe on the edge of extinction

Despite winning a campaign to get Brazil to declare a protected area for the Kawahiva tribe – one of the last uncontacted indigenous peoples in the Amazon Forest – campaigners say there is no time to

Despite winning a campaign to get Brazil to declare a protected area for the Kawahiva tribe – one of the last uncontacted indigenous peoples in the Amazon Forest – campaigners say there is no time to

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The friendlier side of Davos

The Davos World Economic Forum can conjure up an image of testosterone charged mega-deals, or of a top-tier inaccessible political elite debating the

The Davos World Economic Forum can conjure up an image of testosterone charged mega-deals, or of a top-tier inaccessible political elite debating the

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What do green NGOs make of COP21 climate deal?

The Paris pact on climate change, agreed over the weekend, has been hailed as ‘historic’ in political and diplomatic circles. But what do the

The Paris pact on climate change, agreed over the weekend, has been hailed as ‘historic’ in political and diplomatic circles. But what do the

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Ahead of COP21, climate-change activists prepare to march on London

Activists in London are preparing for Sunday’s (November 29) People’s March for Climate, Justice and Jobs. The rally in the English capital is

Activists in London are preparing for Sunday’s (November 29) People’s March for Climate, Justice and Jobs. The rally in the English capital is

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Greenpeace banned in India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has cancelled Greenpeace’s licence to operate in the country, citing financial fraud and

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has cancelled Greenpeace’s licence to operate in the country, citing financial fraud and

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Kunduz attack may amount to war crime - UN Human Rights chief

The US military said it launched an attack around the time a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) charity hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz was hit by

The US military said it launched an attack around the time a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) charity hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz was hit by

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Bangladesh: Italian aid worker shot dead

An Italian aid worker has been shot dead in Bangladesh. 50-year-old Cesare Tavella worked for a Netherlands-based NGO. He was gunned down in Dhaka’s

An Italian aid worker has been shot dead in Bangladesh. 50-year-old Cesare Tavella worked for a Netherlands-based NGO. He was gunned down in Dhaka’s

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French boy, 6, first to receive 3D-printed prosthetic limb

A six-year-old boy from Isère has become the first person in France to receive an ultra-low-cost prosthetic limb. Costing less than 50 euros to

A six-year-old boy from Isère has become the first person in France to receive an ultra-low-cost prosthetic limb. Costing less than 50 euros to

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Russia introduces a new law against "undesirable" NGOs

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a bill which will allow foreign organisations to be banned from operating in the country. The

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a bill which will allow foreign organisations to be banned from operating in the country. The

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NGOs, left-wing MEPs seek tougher rules on 'conflict minerals'

Campaigners are calling on MEPs to toughen up European rules on ‘conflict minerals’. The European Parliament is set to vote on European Commission

Campaigners are calling on MEPs to toughen up European rules on ‘conflict minerals’. The European Parliament is set to vote on European Commission

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Swedish Red Cross launches retro video game scheme in airports

The Swedish Red Cross has embarked on a retro video gaming initiative that aims to bring together good fun and a good cause. Travellers passing

The Swedish Red Cross has embarked on a retro video gaming initiative that aims to bring together good fun and a good cause. Travellers passing

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Open wounds in the Central African Republic

A year after the end of the third civil war that ravaged the Central African Republic an uneasy calm reigns in the capital, Bangui. Despite a

A year after the end of the third civil war that ravaged the Central African Republic an uneasy calm reigns in the capital, Bangui. Despite a

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Hungarian police swoop on foreign NGOs

The Fidesz government in European Union member Hungary again falls under international scrutiny with a series of crackdowns against civic

The Fidesz government in European Union member Hungary again falls under international scrutiny with a series of crackdowns against civic

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Shere madness: trade in illegal tiger parts on the increase

Despite years of warning and numerous conservation projects the illegal trade in tiger parts is increasing. Big cat watchers blame the rise on a

Despite years of warning and numerous conservation projects the illegal trade in tiger parts is increasing. Big cat watchers blame the rise on a

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Make them smile: volunteer work in Romanian children's hospital

In Transylvania, in Romania, a group of young Europeans are on a very special year-long mission. Generation Y followed them as they took up the

In Transylvania, in Romania, a group of young Europeans are on a very special year-long mission. Generation Y followed them as they took up the

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Edward Snowden claims US spied on human rights groups

The US has been spying on human rights activists, according to NSA superleaker Edward Snowden. He made the claims whilst giving evidence to the

The US has been spying on human rights activists, according to NSA superleaker Edward Snowden. He made the claims whilst giving evidence to the

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Ripple effect: the big ideas making waves in worldwide education

Some local educational ideas have such an impact that they go beyond borders and gain international recognition. In this edition of Learning World

Some local educational ideas have such an impact that they go beyond borders and gain international recognition. In this edition of Learning World