Initiated by its unconventional former president Eva Morales, Bolivia has been trying a different approach to an issue affecting a number of countries in the region - the dangerous supply chain that leads from coca leaf plantations, a feature of the ...


An unusual, yet rapidly expanding, biotech industry is growing in Israel, the foundations of which were laid over half a century ago by a Bulgarian immigrant, Dr Raphael Mechoulam, who had become curious about the psychotropic properties and mechanisms ...


This series of pictures came about through an almost obsessive need to record the comings and goings of this central Athens district which for me, as a strange in this ancient city, had a special draw. Day in, day out, and long into the night, I walked ...


Brazil is one of the countries worst affected by the Covid-19 pandemic with over 5 million cases and almost 155,000 deaths (20 Oct 2020). Much of the blame for the haphazard response to the virus has been laid at the feet of Jair Bolsonaro, the country's...


Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania are part of the America's 'Rust Belt', a region that had a strong industry-based economy that went downhill with globalisation. They are also among the so-called 'swing states' that have traditionally decided ...


The Pantanal region of Brazil the worlds largest tropical wetland has witnessed apocalyptic scenes this year. Between January and September 2020 over a quarter of the Pantanal has been burned. The fires have received less attention than those in ...


That Sinking Feeling Indonesia is no stranger to natural disaster, from earthquakes to forest fires and tsunamis. Yet one creeping disaster is worrying urban planners enough to drive the country to extreme measures. Jakarta, the capital, is expected ...


Brazil has one of the the world's highest rates of Covid-19 infections, at over 5 million, and some 148,000 people are thought to have died of the disease (as of 8 October 2020). In March, care homes across the country closed their doors to all visitors,...


There are, according to a dubious map on the Internet, two global hotspots for ginger hair. One is verified by science: Scotland, with some 40% of the residents of the country's capital, Edinburgh, carrying at least one MC1R gene, the slice of biological...


Photographer Kieran Dodds took this series of photographs within 2 miles of his home in Edinburgh on his Covid-19 daily state-sanctioned exercise.During the walks he became increasingly aware of the boundary hedges in his neighourhood in what is known ...


Goat Power explores how the humble goat is transforming the lives of women in some of the poorest areas of East Africa. Dutch photographer Chris de Bode teamed up with the international aid agency Farm Africa to tell the story of how goats are ...


What began a century ago as a commuting service for iron miners, has become a ubiquitous presence on the highway, and in movies, songs and fantasies. From a trope of freedom to a holdout of racial segregation to union picket line murders, the Greyhound ...


Between 1975 and 1979, the Khmer Rouge killed almost two million people, up to a quarter of Cambodia's population. Over thirty years later, the first member of the radical Maoist group was finally brought to justice for the crime of genocide. Pol Pot's ...


'There you go, buddy,' says American Warren Sanchez, handing over a lunch box and bottle of water to a homeless person outside Taipei Main Railway Station, 'I can tell he's genuine, just smell him. Hes tried on every perfume in the store!' Sanchez knows ...


In stark contrast to the deserted, monotone landscapes of the Northern European winter, summer presents a flurry of activity and a jumble of colourful objects when viewed from above. Having endured another deep freeze over the course of the long and ...


Though it was the first country to record a case of coronavirus outside China in January 2020, Thailand has consistently bucked the trend during the developing pandemic. It is unclear whether there is one dominant reason why this has been the case but as...


Even by Australia's extreme environmental standards, Marble Bar in Western Australia is a remote, and sizzling, outlier. With a population of just 200, this desert community experiences on average 200 days a year when the mercury climbs above 35 degrees ...


As the corona virus pandemic continues to sweep across the world since appearing in the city of Wuhan in China in December 2019, Latin America has become a new hotspot in the spread of the disease according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Amongst...


After three months of empty silence, under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations reopens for business, starting with the Human Rights Council, and an urgent debate on racism and police violence. Meeting with strict measures in ...


It is difficult to imagine a more remote place yet on the Marquesas Islands, an archipelago in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, halfway between South America and Australia, a group of children have come up with a radical approach to conservation. Asked ...


Even in the pouring rain, in the middle of the night, they are out scavenging, wearing headlamps to scan a mountain of rotting garbage more than 15 stories high. The trash pickers, some trudging up the heap in mismatched plastic boots, use a hooked ...


'In the next 50 years, if nothing radical is done, Lake Victoria will be dead because of what we are pouring into it' says Professor Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, Governor of Kisumu Province in Kenya. This apocalyptic prophecy concerns a 68,800 square ...


Once upon a time we travelled around the world. By 2019, tourist annual arrivals had reached 1.5 billion according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization. At the time, I was one of them, travelling regularly to countries all over the world for ...


Despite having one of the most relaxed regimes in the fight against the spread of Covid-19, Sweden decided to order theatres and cinemas to close, thus avoiding crowds of people gathering in confined spaces. Some have had to come up with innovative ways ...


'In February 2020 I travelled to Diffa in Niger for Stichting Vluchteling, the Dutch Refugee Foundation. There I met a number of children, each of whom I asked a different question. We talked about friendship, possessions, loss, about the sun and the ...


During the Covid-19 lockdown many photographers have begun to search for stories much closer to home, turning their attention to their immediate environment which they might have previously overlooked in the rush of daily life. Jasper White discovered a...


This collection of plant portraits were all gathered during the length of William Arnold's regular lunchtime walk from his job at Truro College in Cornwall. The one hundred photographic specimens form a homage to Victorian botany from the rear-garden ...


High up in Vietnam's Hoang Lien Son mountain range, in the shadow of Fansipan, the country's highest peak, an unusual crop has been cultivated since the 1990s. Prized in China for its medicinal qualities in alleviating stomach complaints and used ...


Just when they thought it couldn't get any worse, things took another turn for the worse. Ravaged by bush fires that ripped through swathes of southeastern Australia in December 2019 and January 2020, killing hundreds of thousands of animals and making ...


Law and Order is a photo project that compares the criminal justice systems in four countries on four continents: Colombia (South America), France (Europe), Uganda (Africa) and the United States (North America). It combines an artistic view with a ...


University College Hospital in London is taking a deep breath, on a hot summer's day in London. It has survived the onslaught of the initial peak of Covid19 and is now taking stock, learning lessons from its successes and counting the losses of those it ...


Corona Virus Diary by Nick Hannes A strange calm has descended upon the land. The government urges the population to stay indoors and to limit social contacts with their own family members. Public life comes to a standstill, the rat race is stalling. ...


In war zones, bomb blasts deafen innocent civilians and explosions destroy homes and lives. Every day, people suffer death and destruction in faraway places nobody visits and few care about. All the while, we always thought that we were safe in our ...


The COVID-19 pandemic has already changed our lives and the way we perceive it. The outbreak has highlighted many issues in our societies and reawakened certain narratives - be it our health systems, the invisible workforce, the notion of a 'universal ...


Rare behind-the-scenes look at Chinese diplomacy and the World Health Organization (WHO). Inside the World Health Organization (WHO) as the coronavirus spreads - from the Strategic Health Operations Centre (SHOC) to the Governing Body - tensions were ...


Like a film set after the actors have gone or a dark metaphor for the future of multilateralism, the grand Palais des Nations, the UN's European base, has been emptied by the Covid-19 pandemic. On Friday 13th March, the UN precipitately ended all ...