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Pope urges more understanding for gays
Francis calls to end 'obsession' with doctrine in interview on the church's stance on homosexuality, abortion and women.
Last updated: 20 Sep 2013 04:55 GMT
Civilisation and savagery at war
The label "savage" is often found in imperial contexts, in wars between Western powers and indigenous peoples.
Last updated: 07 Oct 2012 11:48 GMT
The conservative closet
Right-wingers bully anyone who does not fit into their narrative 'into the closet', says author.
Last updated: 20 Jun 2012 15:29 GMT
Putin - our president!
The lack of a credible alternative to Putin in the upcoming Russian elections leaves voters 'a choice without a choice'.
Last updated: 03 Mar 2012 09:54 GMT
The end of the Putin era?
Despite the government's best efforts to write off protesters, the public discontent is likely to keep growing.
Last updated: 17 Jan 2012 12:05 GMT
Russian elections will offer few surprises
The Russian parliamentary elections 'differ little from those in the Soviet times', says the author.
Last updated: 04 Dec 2011 13:46 GMT
The homeless are thrown out with the trash
Occupy protesters are facing homelessness issues as more stringent laws have undermined basic human dignity.
Last updated: 28 Oct 2011 10:31 GMT
US city fires all of its teachers
Mayor of Providence criticised for sacking staff in bid to tackle $100m deficit.
Last updated: 12 Mar 2011 21:09 GMT
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'We got this, Bob Geldof, so back off'
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Gunning down the taxmen of Somalia
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Down and out in upscale Japan
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printing and the future of disaster relief
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No escape for civilians in Syria
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The death of international development
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