Dissatisfaction with democracy ‘at record high’

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The survey warns democracy in many countries is in a “state of malaise” Dissatisfaction with democracy within developed countries is at its highest level in almost 25 years, according to University of Cambridge researchers. Academics have analysed what they say is the biggest global […]

Putin’s Russia: Do Russians care what president does next?

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Image caption Several cities have seen protests and this banner warns of a “constitutional coup” but not all Russians are so concerned Two weeks after Vladimir Putin announced a radical overhaul of the constitution, loyal officials in Moscow have been moving at lighting speed to implement his changes. Deputies in […]

Brexit: French petition launched for Briton denied citizenship

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Image copyright Mark Lawrence Image caption Mark Lawrence has been working as a carpenter for 20 years in France’s picturesque Dordogne Carpenter Mark Lawrence has lived in France for 27 years and his children are French, but the authorities have rejected his application for citizenship, As the UK’s departure from […]

Neelam Krishnamoorthy: The film tickets that destroyed a family

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Image copyright Mansi Thapliyal Neelam Krishnamoorthy’s children loved watching films – but one afternoon a routine cinema trip ended in a moment of tragedy, and left Neelam fighting a decades-long battle for justice. The moment On the morning of 13 June 1997, Neelam Krishnamoorthy rang a popular cinema in Delhi […]

How worried should we be about ‘Big Brother’ technology?

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Image copyright Getty Images Peenemünde is a port in northern Germany, where the River Peene meets the Baltic Sea. There, in October 1942, German engineers sat in a control room watching a television screen. It showed live, close-up images of a prototype weapon on its launch pad some 2.5km (1.5 […]

US charges three researchers with lying about links to China

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvard University described the charges as “extremely serious” The US has charged a Harvard professor and two Chinese researchers based in Boston with assisting the Chinese government. Harvard department chair Charles Lieber is accused of lying about his connections, while the researchers were charged […]

Wuhan Coronavirus Map: Tracking the Spread of the Outbreak

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The Wuhan coronavirus has sickened more than 4,500 people in Asia, according to statements from health officials. Many other cases are suspected but not confirmed. As of Tuesday morning, at least 106 people have died, all in China. Confirmed cases Sources: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at […]

Caribbean earthquake of 7.7 triggers tsunami warnings

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Image caption The quake hit between Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Cuba A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake has struck in the Caribbean, prompting tsunami warnings for parts of the region, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said on Tuesday. The quake hit between Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Cuba at a depth […]

Coronavirus: Chinese wish is for new year health, not fortune

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Image copyright Getty Images The coronavirus has not only disrupted the way many Chinese people are celebrating their new year – it has also reshaped their traditional greetings. Forget about fortune in the year of the rat – just keep your health. As the coronavirus outbreak grips China in the […]