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Thousands displaced as police flatten Nigeria slum

Residents of a Nigerian shantytown on Saturday (18 March) spoke of “losing hope”, a day after security forces used gunfire and tear gas to make way for demolitions in defiance of a recent court order,

Residents of a Nigerian shantytown on Saturday (18 March) spoke of “losing hope”, a day after security forces used gunfire and tear gas to make way for demolitions in defiance of a recent court order,

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Yemen: UN says one child dies every ten minutes from a preventable disease

The time to act is now, according to campaign group Human Rights Watch. Activists say the international community must give its financial backing to humanitarian efforts in the country and is warning

The time to act is now, according to campaign group Human Rights Watch. Activists say the international community must give its financial backing to humanitarian efforts in the country and is warning

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World Economic Forum in Davos opens with Crystal Awards

Before the world’s political and financial elites begin discussing global problems, the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos has held its annual Crystal Awards presentation for humanitarian…

Before the world’s political and financial elites begin discussing global problems, the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos has held its annual Crystal Awards presentation for humanitarian…

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Rome church becomes homeless shelter in freezing weather

Charities have been calling on people to help those affected by the cold, resulting in donations and many volunteers coming forward

Charities have been calling on people to help those affected by the cold, resulting in donations and many volunteers coming forward

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Oxfam report shows widening disparity between rich and poor

Released on the eve of the World Economic Forum, the damning document states that eight of the world's richest people together possess as much wealth as the 3.6 billion poorest combined.

Released on the eve of the World Economic Forum, the damning document states that eight of the world's richest people together possess as much wealth as the 3.6 billion poorest combined.

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Hungary invites people to hang up coats for the homeless

With temperatures plummeting to around minus 10 in Hungary, one enterprising charity firm has introduced an initiative to help the homeless.

With temperatures plummeting to around minus 10 in Hungary, one enterprising charity firm has introduced an initiative to help the homeless.

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Finland and Scotland pioneer Universal Basic Income

Scotland join Finland in launching scheme to offer everyone a basic monthly income regardless of employment status or salary

Scotland join Finland in launching scheme to offer everyone a basic monthly income regardless of employment status or salary

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Venezuela closes Colombian border to stop currency 'mafia'

A day after banning the 100-bolivar banknote from circulation, President Maduro has ordered the 72-hour closure of the Colombian border.

A day after banning the 100-bolivar banknote from circulation, President Maduro has ordered the 72-hour closure of the Colombian border.

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Olympic angst in Rio favela

During the Olympics opening ceremony, Brazil paid tribute to its favelas.

During the Olympics opening ceremony, Brazil paid tribute to its favelas.

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'City of God' become 'City of Gold'

The people of Rio de Janeiro's City of God' favela are hoping that a gold medal win by one of their own - Rafaela Silva - will help remove the stigma they face daily.

The people of Rio de Janeiro's City of God' favela are hoping that a gold medal win by one of their own - Rafaela Silva - will help remove the stigma they face daily.

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When hosting the Olympics costs you your home

It is claimed entire neighbourhoods of people were persuaded to move house to make way for Olympics facilities in Rio.

It is claimed entire neighbourhoods of people were persuaded to move house to make way for Olympics facilities in Rio.

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Five global problems to highlight on International Workers' Day

With many countries across the world today downing tools to celebrate workers and labourers, here we look at five problems that should be

With many countries across the world today downing tools to celebrate workers and labourers, here we look at five problems that should be

Europe

Is aid the solution to European migrant crisis?

There is an increase in migratory pressure to Europe which could be easily handled by the 28 if they could get their act together as a group

There is an increase in migratory pressure to Europe which could be easily handled by the 28 if they could get their act together as a group

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There can be 'no dialogue with the devil' says Pope Francis

Pope Francis has celebrated Mass in one of Mexico’s poorest and most dangerous cities: Ecatepec where murders, kidnappings and extortion are rife

Pope Francis has celebrated Mass in one of Mexico’s poorest and most dangerous cities: Ecatepec where murders, kidnappings and extortion are rife

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Moscow's homeless living in sewers to escape the cold

Homelessness is on the rise in the capital as the Russian economy suffers from the falling price of oil, its main export.

Homelessness is on the rise in the capital as the Russian economy suffers from the falling price of oil, its main export.

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The richest 1% own more than 99% of world's population

The super rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, according to a report by international aid charity Oxfam. The richest one percent

The super rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, according to a report by international aid charity Oxfam. The richest one percent

Business

A portrait of poverty: Europe’s women & children

In Real Economy this week Maithreyi Seetharaman looks at the challenges governments face in tackling poverty with the help of some of those closest

In Real Economy this week Maithreyi Seetharaman looks at the challenges governments face in tackling poverty with the help of some of those closest