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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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Human rights in decline globally as leaders fail to uphold laws, report warns

Human Rights Watch’s annual report highlights politicians’ double standards and ‘transactional diplomacy’ amid escalating crisesHuman rights across the world are in a parlous state as leaders shun their obligations to uphold international law, accordi…

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‘We’re playing Whac-A-Mole’: why the aid system is broken

Calls for drastic overhaul of funding as conflicts and climate crisis drive surge in humanitarian needs and appeals fall shortThe queue for water at Metche, a camp of 40,000 refugees on the Sudan-Chad border, starts at dawn and lasts until sunset. The …

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Weather tracker: rain batters Argentina and DRC as fog shrouds India and Pakistan

Turkey also affected by fog, with 10 killed and 57 injured in serious road crash involving three busesDuring the Christmas period, parts of South America experienced intense showers and thunderstorms, resulting in substantial rainfall in various region…

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We can be heroes: the inspiring people we met around the world in 2023

From a karaoke-singing paramedic on a boat in Bangladesh to a proud campaigner for a queer museum in Namibia, these are some of the figures who raised our hopes for humanityRaquel Fortun is one of only two forensic pathologists in the Philippines. Earl…

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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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Rhino numbers rebound as global figures reveal a win for conservation

Tally rises to 27,000 but is still a far cry from former half a million, and Javan and Sumatran rhino remain critically endangeredGlobal rhinoceros numbers have increased to 27,000 despite populations being ravaged by poaching and habitat loss, new fig…

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Israeli ambassador protests as Iranian president speaks – as it happened

The United Nations general assembly liveblog is now closed, but please see the following stories to stay on top of the day’s news:Zelenskiy accuses Russia of genocide and urges world leaders to attend peace summitWorld inching ever closer to a great fr…

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Record numbers expected as Europe’s biggest arms fair opens in London

Egypt, Vietnam and Indonesia among countries sending delegations to four-day DSEI at ExCeLEurope’s biggest ever arms fair got under way in London on Tuesday with record numbers expected to attend, boosted by interest from countries with controversial h…

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Brics to admit six new countries to bloc including Iran and Saudi Arabia

Argentina, Ethiopia, Egypt and UAE also to join club of large emerging economies in major expansionThe five Brics nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – have announced the admission of six new countries from next year as the club of …

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Brics group looks to expand at summit despite divisions among key members

Experts say India concerned about expansion and any overt anti-west turn as leaders fly into South AfricaLeaders from developing countries representing almost half the world’s population including China and Russia are meeting in South Africa for a key …

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Remembering the coup in Chile and clashes in Haiti: human rights this fortnight – in pictures

Images of the struggle for human rights and freedoms around the world this week, from a women’s march for justice in Brazil to an attack on churches in Pakistan Continue reading…

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How killing vultures endangers humans – video

Africa has lost about 90% of its vultures over the past 50 years. It’s a rapidly growing crisis, and the decline is not down to natural causes. Most of these birds are being poisoned, often unintentionally, by humans. We know the impact that mass vultu…

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