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4 Oct 2021
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25 Sep 2021
According to the latest figures, obesity levels are on the rise, especially among France's youngsters. They're up by at least 75 percent, with 34 percent of 2 to 7-year-olds currently considered overweight or obese. But what actually qualifies as childhood obesity, what stigma does it carry and how does it affect children and their health? We speak to Professor Patrick Tounian, an advisor to the Anti-Obesity League.
14 Sep 2021
Volunteers from Lima’s soup kitchens are calling on supermarkets to allow them to collect any excess food, to feed the rising number of families relying on their services to survive. In Peru, poverty has risen over the course of the pandemic to affect almost a third of the population.
21 Aug 2021
Abiy Ahmed has said civilians should take up arms to halt the advance of Tigrayan forces "once and for all." A conflict, which has killed thousands since November, is spreading with no end in sight.
8 Aug 2021
In a Shanghai basement gym, amateur weightlifters strain under two loads: the steel bars and plates that they lift, and a stigma rooted in the Chinese belief that the sport leaves its practitioners stunted and fat.
23 Jul 2021
The US-made aircraft were formally sold under the Trump administration in 2017. Nigeria wants the 12 attack planes to battle an Islamist insurgency; militants downed one of its jets this week.
12 Jul 2021
Two teams of knights, the Gladiators NYC and the Northern Hoard, compete against each other in a medieval battle in Central Park: to win a round, each team has to put the other one to the ground, with the help of axes and weapons.
4 Jun 2021
Volunteer social worker Ashok Kurmi is helping fight the coronavirus in the slums of Mumbai - all while wearing a clown costume
8 May 2021
Untrue news stories, unverified information and conspiracy theories circulating on social media have been causing uncertainty and anxiety, and posing hurdles to coming up with an effective response to the crisis.
3 May 2021
Germany, France, Italy and Spain say they will continue to fight terrorism in Africa's troubled Sahel region following the jihadi killing of three Europeans in Burkina Faso.
14 Apr 2021
The Czech Republic has among the world's highest COVID-19 deaths per capita. One of the biggest contributing factors? Widespread obesity.
17 Mar 2021
This week on Middle East Matters, we’re joined by Nadia Murad, a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Back in 2014, as a member of the Yazidi community, she was enslaved and raped by the Islamic State group. Several of her brothers were also brutally murdered at the hands of the militants. Although Nadia escaped her captors, and is a free woman today, her relentless fight for justice for victims of IS continues, and her voice continues to reverberate. So much so that Pope Francis said he was inspired to visit Iraq after reading her book, “The Last Girl”.

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