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Jesamine is currently studying the Legal Practice Course to be a solicitor and works in a firm of solicitors dealing with Property and Private Client matters. A self-confessed lover of reading and re-reading a multitude of books, she thrives on experiencing different cultures and hopes to move her family to Malaysia to be closer to her father's relatives.

The West has money Wired

Will Barclays close off Somalia’s money transfers? When I need to manage my finances, I simply logon to my internet banking and move my money around virtually. Even between two different banks I have seen instantaneous transactions happen before my ...

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The Privileges of Childbirth

I’m 7 months pregnant and one of my biggest problems right now is, where and how shall I give birth? Tough decision, right?! I saw my midwife today and I’ve been offered antenatal classes, 3 choices of where I can ...

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Charity of the Month: Survival International

My new husband, who was born in South Africa, brought my attention to a remarkable group of peoples living all around the world who have no interest in development at all – tribal peoples. Many of these peoples remain un-contacted ...

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Don’t tell the bride; don’t ask the bride.

This month I got married! The journey to our big day seemed so long although it was only 9 months. The anticipation was a wonderful thing. The emotion we experienced on our wedding day was like no other. In all ...

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Sorry seems to be the hardest word

On Thursday 30th May 2013 in Phnom Penh, Nuon Chea, the Khmer Rouge’s former ideologue-in-chief admitted his guilt in relation to the Killing Fields and general human rights offences to a UN tribunal. In his words, “I am very regretful ...

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Most anticipated movie of the month…

Outlawed in Pakistan, part of the shorts competition at the Sundance Film festival, premiered in the US on 28 May 2013. Here in the UK [and Aus] we have only seen the trailer but we were blown away by the ...

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BBC4’s Why Poverty? Series

The BBC’s series of documentaries and short films entitled Why Poverty? brought together contributions from 71 different broadcasters around the world. It took four years to make and aimed to start a public debate on the subject of poverty. But ...

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Syria Explained

In global focus this month is Syria due to escalating human rights atrocities stemming from the Civil War which sprung up in 2011. But what do we know about Syria, how it got here and how its people are suffering? ...

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