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3 Jun
Last month, Amazon's 8,000 warehouse workers in Staten Island, New York voted to form the company's first ever union. It was the first in a series of union victories at companies that pay hourly wages. Experts say this could be the most significant moment in decades for the US labour movement, sparking hope that a wave of unionisation could help millions of Americans secure fairer working conditions. But US corporations are fighting back. Our New York correspondents report.
23 Apr
A legal dispute involving retail giant Amazon and Indigenous South Africans has highlighted a global dilemma: Are sacred sites more important than job creation? Indigenous groups have been fighting back.
11 Oct 2020
We take a look at the mystery shrouding Donald Trump's coronavirus diagnosis and the still unclear details surrounding his hospitalisation. We also look at press coverage of the pope's third encyclical, calling for brotherhood and solidarity in the midst of growing conflict and nationalism. We finish with a diplomatic analysis of the ongoing crisis between Armenia and Azerbaijan and learn about an unsavoury possible solution to cognitive decline in the elderly.
24 Mar 2017
A "breathing" Fidel Castro is among several ex-communist leaders gathered in Hong Kong this week one of the world's centres of capitalism as part of a cheeky exhibition at Art Basel.

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The remains of Congolese icon Patrice Lumumba, the country's first prime minister, are laid to rest in Kinshasa. Belgium returned a tooth belonging to the murdered independence hero earlier this month. Also, African ministers of education were in Paris on Thursday for a UNESCO summit on tackling the devastating effect that the pandemic has had on education.