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19 Nov
During a visit in October, French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin described the new refugee camp on the Greek island of Samos as a "European model" for the reception of asylum seekers. The EU-funded Samos camp is closed and isolated – a far cry from overwhelmed reception centres such as the Moria camp on Lesbos, which was nicknamed the "camp of shame". But the asylum procedure remains lengthy and refugees are surrounded by barbed wire and video surveillance. Meanwhile, migrants trying to make the sea crossing to Europe still face a perilous journey. On October 27, three children drowned off the coast of Chios when their dinghy sank. Our correspondents report.
9 Aug
Victoria Salcedo, a young girl without arms and only on legs, is taking on her next challenge by participating in the Miss Ecuador contest, as filmed in Guayaquil. Salcedo lost her limbs in an accident when she was five years old after being electrocuted by a high voltage cable.
15 May
As vaccinations increase, Germany is experimenting with tourism in one of its most-visited coastal regions. The popular island of Sylt and other resort areas are allowed to welcome guests — under strict stipulations.
3 Oct 2020
When Iranian fashion and underwear model Negzzia learnt that Iran's Revolutionary Guards were onto her for allegedly spreading anti-Islamic culture, she knew she had to get out. She travelled first to Turkey, then to France, where, for a time, she lived on the streets. We discuss her new book and her determination to speak out about the Iranian regime's deep fear of personal freedom.
5 Mar 2020
Models Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls and Irina Shayk all walked the catwalk for Riccardo Tisci's show Riccardo Tisci drew inspiration from Burberry's design heritage by re-imagining the British label's trenchcoats and camel, black and red check at London Fashion Week on Monday
18 Feb 2020
Weeks after World Athletics, an international sports governing body issued a ban against a type of Nike's running shoe, Nike returned with a new model of the same running shoe that it says meets all competition guidelines.
8 Dec 2019
For a long time, Brazil's health care system was seen as a model for fighting HIV. But the number of infections is rising again, with the growing conservatism in society partly to blame, according to experts.
23 Nov 2019
Model daughter-in-law Emma Sumalpong's story highlights depopulation and demographic shifts in rural South Korea.
29 Jul 2019
Work hard and become the best was British model Naomi Campbell's message to the young African female basketball players from the SEED academy in Senegal on Friday.
29 Jul 2019
Neymar has participated in a fashion show in China to present the new Paris Saint-Germain kits. The Brazilian modelled various different shirts, whilst rumours still circulate about his future. Neymar is thought to be on his way back to Barcelona during this transfer window, but his club are reportedly standing firm.
16 Jul 2019
Australian model to appear in court over in-flight altercation.
13 Jul 2019
Polish model Helena Norowicz made her fashion debut in her eighties, entering into an industry that rarely focuses its spotlight on older women.

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