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How can there still be 30m people living as slaves in 2013?
By Sophie McBain - 17 October 11:08

A new report reveals the extent of modern slavery worldwide, and finds that India has the highest number of enslaved people at 1.2m.

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The thalidomide victims still seeking compensation
By Sophie McBain - 15 October 15:38

The ongoing legal battles against Grunenthal matter, both for those affected by thalidomide and because of the precedent they set.

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OPCW wins Nobel Peace Prize
By Holly Baxter - 11 October 10:18

Awarded the prize "for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons".

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How big a difference will the world's first malaria vaccine make?
By Sophie McBain - 08 October 10:51

By 2015, GlaxoSmithKline hopes to market the world's first malaria vaccine. But a lot more needs to be done to tackle a disease that kills 660,000 people a year.

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Behind the scenes at US-Iran talks
By Sophie McBain - 26 September 13:30

What factors will really affect the outcome of negotiations between the US and Iran?

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Panda diplomats: can you put a price on cuteness?
By Sophie McBain - 25 September 10:51

How China uses pandas to help secure long-term trade deals.

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More than 1 in 10 children are trapped in child labour
By Sophie McBain - 24 September 17:32

The number of child labourers has decreased by a third since 2000, but there are still 168 million child workers.

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What you need to know about al-Shabab
By Sophie McBain - 23 September 11:07

How the militant Somalia group behind the deadly attack on a Kenyan shopping centre formed, and why it is attacking foreign targets now.

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Inequality reaches a record high in the US, but which countries are worst off?
By Sophie McBain - 13 September 11:07

Five years after Lehman Brother's collapse, one group has fared spectacularly well: the richest 1 per cent. The world's superpower is now worryingly dependent on the financial fortunes of just 1.35m taxpayers. But where in the world is inequality the grea

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Syria: Who else hasn't signed up to the chemical weapons treaty?
By Sophie McBain - 11 September 10:25

Egypt, North Korea, Angola, South Sudan, Israel and Myanmar haven't ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention, and Russia and the US haven't met their obligations under the convention. So what power does the CWC have?

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Alexei Sayle on what makes us human: We need to realise that the best things in life are not things
By Alexei Sayle - 10 July 8:00

Continuing our What Makes Us Human series, Alexei Sayle reflects on the time Paul McKenna planted a suicidal post-hypnotic suggestion in his brain, and how our restlessness has been exploited to devastating effect.

What happened to India’s economic miracle?
By William Dalrymple - 05 July 12:01

The elephant untethered.

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On Solid Ground: Photographing the displaced
By Charlotte Simmonds - 20 June 15:47

A new exhibition captures the trauma of those forced to flee to survive.

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Where did the colonial empires go to trade?

A stunning new infographic reveals the trade patterns of the great naval empires.

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Leader: No one wants to take charge in the “G-Zero” world
By New Statesman - 13 June 10:54

The need for global leadership has never been greater but ever fewer are prepared or in a position to provide it. After a decade of war, the United States is in retreat, preoccupied with domestic battles over debt, the economy and immigration.

From G8 to G20 to G-Zero: Why no one wants to take charge in the new global order
By Ian Bremmer - 11 June 8:00

There are three big unfolding geopolitical stories: China’s rise, Middle East turmoil and the redesign of Europe. The three countries with most to lose from these trends are Britain, Japan and Israel. This is not a G7, G8 or a G20 world. This is the era o

My mother didn’t have any say in her divorce - I did.
In a generation, everything has changed for British Muslim women
By Irna Qureshi - 15 May 17:33

My mother and I both married men from Pakistan. Both marriages ended in divorce, but their circumstances and our attitudes towards them could not have been more different: it is a sign of how much has changed.

Are black feminists too defensive about violence in our communities?
By Rahila Gupta - 01 April 11:00

The desire to avoid the racism that characterises some debates about rape and FGM abroad can lead us to make untenable comparisons with Britain, argues Rahila Gupta.

New Statesman
Everything you wanted to know about One Billion Rising
By Lucy Provan - 04 February 16:43

Join this global movement on 14 February to end violence against women and girls.

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David Cameron in Liberia: All that glitters is not gold
By Anna Thomas - 01 February 14:49

The Prime Minister will advocate his "golden thread" approach to aid this week - but does he know what he is talking about?

We don’t make our country stronger by forcing refugees into desperation
By Natasha Walter - 30 January 17:54

When women come to our shores for help, we owe them a chance to rebuild their lives, writes Natasha Walter.

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Is the new IF campaign trying to ‘Make Poverty History’, again?
By Leni Wild and Sarah Mulley - 25 January 0:00

The development community must be brave enough to have an honest debate with the public and with politicians about the difficulties and challenges of aid, as well as its benefits.

2012 in review: The New Statesman . . . Abroad
By Helen Lewis - 22 December 10:49

From a portrait of Ai Weiwei to fascist rallies in Athens, the best foreign reporting, analysis and interviews of the year from the New Statesman.

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Picture Book of the Week: Magnun Revolution - 65 Years of Fighting for Freedom
By new-statesman - 19 November 15:35

A celebration of global revolutions by Magnum photographers.

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The assassin’s creed
By Michael Newton - 08 November 6:44

The killings of Abraham Lincoln, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and John F Kennedy all seemed world-changing events. But is assassination anything other than an act of petty vanity?

Students are leading the way on international development
By James Rollett - 22 October 14:50

The Warwick International Development Summit provides a platform for the spread of innovative new ideas.

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Deep internal divisions ahead of China’s leadership change
By Alex Ward - 18 October 16:10

A split between the "Red Princelings" and party technocrats threatens to derail the smooth leadership transition.

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Beware the Chinese Sea-Dragon
By Alex Ward - 15 October 17:46

Chinese bellicosity in the near seas could usher in a new era of instability.

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