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‘Me and my menopause’: a view from women around the world

Millions of women are being let down by lack of support during and after menopause. We asked six, from Brazil to Bangladesh, to share their stories of fighting stigma, dealing with symptoms and supporting othersRead more: A menopause revolution is stir…

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China ‘world’s biggest debt collector’ as poorer nations struggle with its loans

Country, estimated to be owed up to $1.5trn, is increasing penalties for late payments and cutting back on infrastructure projects China has become the world’s biggest debt collector, as the money it is owed from developing countries has surged to betw…

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World Cup security guards still jailed in Qatar after dispute over unpaid wages

Workers at World Cup 2022 venues fired as tournament ended and allegedly jailed or deported after trying to claim unpaid wagesThree World Cup security guards who were detained while trying to resolve a dispute over unpaid wages are still being held in …

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From bricks to bags to eco art: six innovative uses for plastic waste around the world

From upcycled school benches in India to plant pots in Peru, people are finding enterprising and ingenious solutions to a perennial problemWhen it rains in Uganda, plastic waste clogs street drains. For Faith Aweko, growing up in a slum in Kampala, the…

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Finding a future that is sustainable for everyone on our planet

Those worst affected by the climate crisis will show us the way forward – if they are given enough support to survive it firstHelp us support those on the frontline of the climate emergencyDonate to our charity appeal hereOver the past month, the Guard…

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Pandemic hits mental health of women and young people hardest, survey finds

Survey also finds adults aged 18-24 and women more concerned about personal finances than other groupsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageYoung people and women have taken the hardest psychological and financial hit from the pan…

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How many more images of Covid disaster does it take to jolt rich countries into action? | Nesrine Malik

The crisis in India forced the west to respond. But without an ambitious global plan, other nations may suffer similar fatesAs the number of Covid-19 cases rose dramatically in Europe and the US during the early part of last year, something strange see…

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‘Shortsighted’: UK cuts aid to project preparing cities for natural disaster

From Quito to Kathmandu, millions will be endangered by cuts affecting planning for floods, earthquakes and fires, experts sayUK aid cuts to a programme working to reduce the disaster risk to poor communities around the world could endanger millions of…

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Covid: England adds Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and Philippines to travel ‘red list’

Move, which takes effect on Friday 9 April, takes number of countries on red list to 39Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Philippines, Pakistan, Kenya, and Bangladesh are to be added to England’s “red list” of countries fro…

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