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27 Sep 2016 description
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Everyone knows everyone else in the village of Vavyloi on the Greek island of Chios. Such intimacy had long meant an absence of crime and a feeling of security. That all changed about a month ago when farmers noticed onions and potatoes being gouged out of their fields overnight. When the house break-ins started, the villagers began forming four-man night patrols.

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25 Sep 2016 description
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KINSHASA, 23 September 2016

Habibou Bangré Freelance journalist based in Kinshasa, DRC

President Joseph Kabila’s bid to extend his stay in power was met with protests and violence on the streets of Kinshasa this week, with demonstrators condemning a government they accuse of failing its people.

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25 Sep 2016 description
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By Andrew Connelly

“I will never forget the trauma I experienced when I crossed the border and then what happened in the detention centre. When we arrived, we thought the government would be able to help refugees who are seeking a safe place. Instead, we suffered.”

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22 Sep 2016 description
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Jared Ferrie

Fish stocks all over the world are on the verge of collapse due to the twin effects of climate change and overfishing, and scientists warn this could lead to widespread malnutrition throughout poorer countries in tropical climates.

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21 Sep 2016 description
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By Joanna Chiu
BEIJING, 21 September 2016

The world’s strongest storm of the year slammed into China last week, just as the country was recovering from severe flooding that the government said left about 1,000 people dead. In many nations, this would prompt a deluge of donations to disaster response, but not in China, which is ranked the second-least charitable country in the world.

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