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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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Charity of the Month: African Conservation Trust (ACT)

DW’s debuting Charity of the Month is the African Conservation Trust (ACT) in South Africa. The ACT is a registered not-for-profit organisation which is responsible for the implementation of various projects in and around Southern Africa, with a vision of ...

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Bangladeshi garment factory disaster: What’s the next move?

This month I’m following the aftermath of the Bangladeshi garment factory disaster. The story has dropped out of the news, but I want to keep it in. As you may be aware there was a devastating collapse of the 8-storey ...

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Eyes bigger than your belly?

How many times has your mum or dad told you that your eyes are bigger than your belly? How many times have you said it yourself? I consider this to be the embodiment of a first-world problem or a FWP ...

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Tonight I’m going to party like its 1929!

The roaring Twenties. A decade of post war jazz, extravagant fashions, Egyptomania and the Charleston. It was also an era of medical breakthroughs, with the discovery of Penicillin, Insulin, Vitamins A through to E and the Scarlet Fever immunisation. At ...

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On Death Row for Drug Trafficking?!

This month I’ve been following the latest developments in the cases of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, two of the Bali Nine, who are currently facing the death penalty for drug smuggling. The Bali Nine are a group of Australians ...

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