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9 Aug
The mayor of Nagasaki has highlighted the threat of nuclear war on the anniversary of the atomic bomb strike that flattened the city. He said Russia's invasion of Ukraine showed that peace through deterrence was fragile.
16 Jul
Rising inflation worldwide has made nearly everything more expensive - from energy to essential consumer goods. One country hit the hardest by rising prices is Argentina - inflation hit 51% at the end of 2021 and is expected to top 70% by the end of this year. Our correspondents Eléonore Vanel and Nicolas Flon took a look at the different avenues - both legal and illegal - Argentinians are taking to deal with the skyrocketing cost of living.
16 Jul
Northern Benin is at the center of a security crisis which has moved south from the Sahel. Poverty and climate change have provided fertile ground for criminals and extremists.
29 Jun
Spiking food prices caused by the war in Ukraine are threatening to push more people to the brink of starvation. If G7 countries don't deliver on aid, poorer nations might turn elsewhere.
26 Jun
German airline Lufthansa has said it is canceling over 2,000 additional flights at its Frankfurt and Munich hubs due to staff shortages. Its low-cost subsidiary, Eurowings, is also expected to cancel flights.
18 Jun
The word sand usually conjures up images of a holiday on the beach. But the fine grains also happen to be a precious commodity. Humans extract 50 billion tonnes of sand and gravel every year, making it the second most exploited resource on the planet. Can the world keep digging for more? The Down to Earth team investigates.
23 May
Germany's far-right populist AfD is desperate to turn its ailing fortunes around after terrible election results. Party leader Tino Chrupalla is under increasing pressure as criticism grows from within the ranks.
12 May
The European bloc is moving closer to banning Russian oil with Germany changing course to support the embargo. But many questions remain open.
3 May
India's job market is tightening, and skilled workers are finding it harder to enter the workforce. Government job drives and the informal economy have been unable to make up the difference.
15 Mar
Did you know that in Anglophone Cameroon, schoolkids don't wear uniforms? It's to avoid being identified by attackers. Also, they don't attend school on Mondays. Our teen reporter, 16-year-old Lum Precious, speaks with her peers in the first episode of GirlZOffMute from Cameroon. They appeal to President Paul Biya to act immediately so that kids no longer fear being attacked on their way to school
4 Mar
Here are a few Nigerian footballers who ply their trade in Ukraine and have been affected by the Russia-Ukraine crisis.
1 Mar
The war in Ukraine has prompted huge financial sanctions against Russia. The escalating list of measures is starting to severely impact the country's economy. The stock exchange is closed and people are queueing at ATMs.

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