How has the world’s population grown since 1950?

The number of people in the world has tripled in 70 years. In this visual explainer, we examine where the growth has been – and how it will change in the futureThe world’s population is projected to reach 8 billion people on 15 November – more than thr…

Midwives review – a Muslim and a Buddhist grapple with childbirth in strife-torn Myanmar

Sombre documentary shot over five years follows two healthcare workers as they deliver babies in a brutally divided societySnow Hnin Ei Hlaing’s documentary is about two midwives – one Buddhist, one Muslim – in Rakhine state in western Myanmar, on the …

Health officials warn of major outbreaks of disease after severe floods in Pakistan

Diarrhoea and malaria cases spread, with risk of dysentery and cholera, as millions of displaced people forced to drink flood waterHealth officials have warned of large-scale outbreaks of disease in Pakistan after severe flooding displaced millions of …

Feminists in India applaud their abortion rights – but they don’t extend to Dalit women | Shreeja Rao

The cost of reproductive care and the discrimination we face leaves my community effectively excluded from any gains madeSitting in my second-year law class as Roe v Wade was overturned, I watched young women hail India’s abortion legislation. My heart…

Bohra imam’s visit puts British girls at risk of mutilation, warn FGM campaigners

Dawoodi Bohra leader Mufaddal Saifuddin, who is in the UK to preach, is an advocate of the abusive practice whose visa should be revoked, say activistsCampaigners have criticised the UK government for granting a visa to a religious leader who has advoc…

‘I’m on death row’: Sri Lankans forced to choose either food or vital drugs

Lifesaving medication for cancer, heart disease and diabetes is growing scarcer and more expensive as the economic crisis intensifiesStress was written all over Sunman Senthilnathan’s face as he left the pharmacy with the crucial medicine that brings h…

China calls theory that Covid originated in Chinese lab ‘politically motivated lie’

WHO report has said origins of virus are still unknown and recommended further investigationChina has repeated its assertion the theory that the Covid-19 pandemic began with a leak from a Chinese laboratory is “a politically motivated lie”, after the W…

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