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 ...