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14 May
Palestinian families in Gaza's Shejaiya neighbourhood leave the area after it was shelled by Israeli forces.
25 Apr
Raul Barrientos takes his trusty donkeys each morning to haul several litres of water up hilly dirt paths to his home in a working class neighbourhood of Mexico City, where the general water supply does not reach. According to a study by the National Autonomous University of Mexico, close to 10 percent of the Mexican population does not have access to drinking water, or some 12 to 15 million inhabitants.
23 Mar
Soldiers patrol through Yangon after the junta imposed martial law over six areas in the city, effectively putting nearly two million people under the direct control of military commanders.
15 Nov 2020
Fed-up with thieves and robbers, young people from one of the largest cities in the Gambia set up a militia to patrol the streets at night.
15 Mar 2019
The Lagos state government today made good its word to begin demolishing buildings earlier marked defective. The demolition exercise is coming in the aftermath of a three-story building that collapsed on Wednesday in Ita Faji, a crowded neighbourhood in Lagos Island.

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Vaccine equity campaigners have long warned the EU that sharing doses was essential to prevent new variants emerging. EU countries made big promises on vaccine donations, but have so far struggled to deliver. Why?
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New legislation is intended to hold social media giants accountable by forcing them to reveal the identity of anonymous online bullies who post defamatory material.
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This year's World AIDS Day puts the spotlight on ongoing inequalities in the fight against HIV, the virus that impacts some 38 million people worldwide. Dr. Alexandra Calmy, the head of the HIV/AIDS Unit of Geneva University Hospitals, says the inequalities surrounding HIV/AIDS are much like those witnessed during the Covid-19 pandemic, with access to treatments and prevention spread unevenly across the world's population. Forty years after the first case of HIV was detected, stigmatisation also remains a major obstacle to eradicating the virus. Dr. Calmy's message for anyone worried they might have HIV is "don't be afraid of yourself".
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The United States is the only developed economy without any national policy on paid parental leave. American lawmakers have recently made efforts to pass mandates on parental and family leave, but the legislation is likely to be blocked in partisan bickering. “It has immense benefits” says Richard Petts, Sociology professor at Ball State University, to journalist Kate Moody. “It's really a can't miss policy”.
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Chinese real estate giant Evergrande, saddled with around $300 billion in debt, has been struggling to meet interest payments on its loans. If it collapses, some of its partner firms could be driven to bankruptcy, prospective homebuyers could lose deposits and some banks would lend less money, which would lead to a credit crunch in the world's second-biggest economy. Property developers in China have in fact created an oversupply: there is enough empty property in the country to house more than 90 million people. FRANCE 24's team reports.
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The neoliberal FDP will be the smallest party in Germany's new government but it has landed key ministries and the all-important finance chief job. How much influence will the Free Democrats really have in the end?