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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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Kids with Guns.

Nothing beats a trashy TV marathon on a cold winter’s day in Sydney. Snuggled on the sofa with a blanket and hot cup of tea, I flicked through the options looking for a reality-tv hit, and settled in to watch ...

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Social Media and Campaigning: The little bird that took over the Big IF

Bill Gates, David Beckham and Myleene Klass may have all taken to the stage, some more physically than others, at the Big IF event in London’s Hyde Park on the 8th June 2013. But it was the crowd, they insisted, ...

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William and the Windmill

In 2002, William Kamkwamba was just fourteen years old. Living in a small village called Masitala in Malawi, Central Africa, William’s parents couldn’t afford to send him to school. With a thirst for knowledge, William went to the local library; ...

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DW Online goes live!

Welcome to the debut issue of DW (Developing Worlds) Online!!!! Who We Are Co-founders Jesamine Ong & Victoria Garside, friends from their school days who are now living on opposite sides of the world, first discussed the idea of an ...

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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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Water: A Day in the Life.

06.00am Your alarm sounds. You drag yourself into the kitchen and pour yourself a glass of water from your refrigerated brita water filter. You turn on the shower and let it run for 5 minutes to warm up before stepping ...

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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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