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A humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Sudan
Fighting has driven 6 million people from their homes in Sudan in recent months. In the Darfur region, the violence is reportedly escalating with some warning of ethnic cleansing.
How authoritarian regimes try to silence dissidents in exile
In July 2020, German-Iranian businessman and US resident Jamshid Sharmahd boarded an Emirates flight bound for India. Sharmahd had a layover in Dubai, where he checked into a hotel for the night. He then disappeared for a few days – and resurfaced in a video where he was held captive by Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
Diabetes cases on the rise globally: How poor people cope
Diabetes is an increasing health concern globally. More than half a billion people already suffer from it, and their number is on the rise - many of them in low and middle income countries. Pharmaceutical companies have increased the price for insulin in many countries, which makes it even harder for patients with lower incomes to get treatment.
Seville Tourism: Not so picturesque for residents
Seville in Southern Spain is very popular with tourists, with its rich history, stunning architecture, great food and the flamenco music that was born here. But not everyone reaps the economic benefits the three million annual visitors bring to town. There is a stark gulf between rich and poor.
The Bronx: Fires, hip hop and gentrification
It's a vibrant area with a bad reputation: some 1.5 million people, many of them immigrants, live in the Bronx, a borough in New York City. For decades, poverty and crime made headlines here, but it's also the birthplace of hip hop culture and home to the famous Yankees baseball team. The locals say things have improved a lot since the notorious fires of the 1970s, yet there are still many issues.
How did Ecuador turn into a hub for cocaine?
A presidential candidate gunned down in broad daylight, after speaking at a rally shortly before Ecuador's presidential elections. Narco violence has exploded in the small South American country, which used to have a reputation of a safe haven in the region. It now has one of Latin America's highest murder rates – surpassing Mexico and Brazil. What went wrong?