Tribes in deep water: gold, guns and the Amazon’s last frontier | Dom Phillips and Gary Calton

Mining reserves and plentiful fish entail Brazils Javari Valley is increasingly at risk from armed poachers seeking to plunder its resources. So, too, are the tribes who call it home Francisco Lima sits in the wooden watchtower, flicking a searchlight on and off as he surveys the dark river for the commercial fishermen who pillage […]

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Influx of refugees from Yemen divides South Korean resort island

Arrival of refugees has sparked debate about countrys role in accept asylum seekers Hamza al-Odaini had two routes before him after he graduated from secondary school in Yemen: be forced to pick up a firearm and battle in the civil war now in its fourth year, or flee the country. In the end, his mother […]

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‘Tunisia is finished’: smugglers profit as downturn drives European exodus

Growing unemployment, dwindling wages and tax hikes trigger rise in illegal migration and concerns over terrorism Migration and developing ‘Tunisia is finished’: smugglers gain as downturn drives European exodus Growing unemployment, dwindling wages and taxation hikes trigger rise in illegal migration and concerns over terrorism Global development is supported by About this content Simon Speakman […]

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How the chicken nugget became the true symbol of our epoch

The long read: This is what happens when you turn the natural world into a profit-making machine The most telling symbol of the modern era isn’t the automobile or the smartphone. It’s the chicken nugget. Chicken is already the most popular meat in the US, and is projected to be the planet’s favourite flesh by […]

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Thai seafood: are the prawns on your plate still fished by slaves?

Report discoveries trafficking persists on Thai fishing boats, as campaigners challenge supermarkets to guarantee products are free of rights abuses Global development Modern-day slavery in focus Thai seafood: are the prawns on your plate still fished by slaves? Report discoveries trafficking persists on Thai fishing boats, as campaigners challenge supermarkets to guarantee products are free […]

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Post-work: the revolutionary notion of a world without undertakings

The long read: Work has ruled our lives for centuries, and it does so today more than ever. But a new generation of thinkers insists there is an alternative Work is the master of the modern world. For most people, it is impossible to imagine society without it. It dominates and pervades everyday life – […]

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Global utilize of mosquito nets for fishing ‘endangering humans and wildlife’

Study warns that use of anti-malarial nets may reduce people protection and affect fish stocks, and calls for urgent research into potential impacts Fishing Global use of mosquito nets for fishing ‘endangering humans and wildlife’ Study warns that use of anti-malarial nets may reduce people’s protection and affect fish stocks, and calls for urgent research […]

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How the chicken nugget became the true symbol of our epoch

The long read: This is what happens when you turn the natural world into a profit-making machine The most telling symbol of the modern era isn’t the automobile or the smartphone. It’s the chicken nugget. Chicken is already the most popular meat in the US, and is projected to be the planet’s favourite flesh by […]

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Post-work: the radical notion of a world without jobs

The long read: Work has ruled our lives for centuries, and it does so today more than ever. But a new generation of thinkers insists there is an alternative Work is the master of the modern world. For most people, it is impossible to imagine society without it. It dominates and pervades everyday life – […]

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Cyclone Idai: ‘My family needs to eat, I don’t know how we will survive’

In Mozambique, where many people are dependent upon crops to live, Idais impact on two key agricultural regions has been devastating Marie Jose stares out at her field of violated maize stubbles, the cobs yellow and mouldy from days of excessive water follow the example of weeks of extreme sun. She should have harvested them […]

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