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The top 10 crises the world can't ignore in 2022
Rank for women's equality: 168 of 170 countries 1
Yemen drops from the top of the IRC's Watchlist for the first time in three years not because of an improvement in the humanitarian situation but because crises in other countries are worsening even more rapidly. 1With humanitarian access heavily restricted in many areas, Yemenis will face increased needs in 2022. 1
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'We've been forgotten': the British embassy security guard in Kabul
The crowds fighting to get into Kabul airport for evacuation dispersed months ago, but while the scramble to leave Taliban-controlled Afghanistan became less visible when the last foreign troops left in August 2021, it got no less desperate.
How an ancient rainmaker inspired a quest to nurture female writers in Malawi
I have often tried to imagine what Makewana, the original female rainmaker of ancient Malawi, must have looked like.
Scott Morrison rebukes George Christensen for 'dangerous messages' on vaccinating children
Scott Morrison has urged parents to ignore the "dangerous messages" of government MP George Christensen who suggested children should not get vaccinated against Covid.
Chemical pollution has passed safe limit for humanity, say scientists
The cocktail of chemical pollution that pervades the planet now threatens the stability of global ecosystems upon which humanity depends, scientists have said.
New York and other north-eastern US states see a rapid fall in Covid cases
New York City and some north-eastern US states appear to be seeing rapid decreases in their numbers of Covid-19 cases in recent days, raising the possibility that the Omicron wave has now already peaked in some parts of America.
Capitol attack panel grapples with moving inquiry forward: to subpoena or not?
The House select committee investigating the Capitol attack is weighing whether to subpoena some of Donald Trump's top allies on Capitol Hill as it considers its options on how aggressively it should pursue testimony to move forward its inquiry into the January 6 insurrection.
China forced 2,500 'fugitives' back from overseas during pandemic, report finds
Chinese authorities captured more than 2,500 "fugitives" from overseas and brought them back to China during the pandemic, under a program using methods ranging from family intimidation to "state-sanctioned kidnapping", according to a new report.
'It's mind-boggling': the hidden cost of our obsession with fish oil pills
canning the shelves and internet for fish oil is a dizzying task.
How to kill a god: the myth of Captain Cook shows how the heroes of empire will fall
n a type of neoclassical painting one might call The Apotheosis of X, the dead hero is bundled up to heaven by a host of angels, usually in a windswept tumult of robes, wings and clouds.