Isolated in a generic hotel room amongst the drab grey of Istanbuls sprawling concrete suburbs, 19 year old Yuto from Japan spends his days between his room and the physiotherapy sessions in the hotels basement. The process he has chosen last for three ...


Half a million died in 100 days: neighbours attacked neighbours, children saw their families slaughtered. But 30 years on, many of the victims and perpetrators have forged reconciliations even become friends. How did it happen? The most extraordinary...


Near the western edge of the Bay of Naples, away from the famous ruins of Pompeii to the South, lies the town of Pozzuoli, a community of some 81,000 that has become popular with people seeking cheaper rents than in neighbouring Napoli. Yet unlike ...


After working on a story about Sicilian winemakers who specialise in ' natural wine' - an increasingly popular production method that avoids pesticides and additives and allows the fermentation process to happens naturally - Alfredo D'Amato stayed in ...


The strain of exertion spreads across the little Mongolian boy's face as he grabs hold of a rope fastened around a slumped cow's neck, bends his knees and heaves with every muscle in his body to pull the animal to its feet. Dorjoo (4) furrows his brow as...


The island of Hispaniola, the first territory claimed by Columbus' 1492 mission to explore the unknown world beyond the seas, is today split into Spanish-speaking Dominican Republic (DR) in the East and Haiti in the West. The former has become a popular ...


"If I work in India, I can buy bread for my family. But if I work in Dubai, it's enough for bread and butter," says migrant worker Dolford. It is the dream of millions of Indians: - to earn a better living than in their home country and thus be able ...


A curious legislative battle is playing out on the Indian Ocean island of Mayotte which could have far-reaching effects on the rights of immigrant communities in mainland France. Fuelled by protests over poverty and crime in France's poorest Dpartement, ...


Health care systems are creaking all over the industrialised world and as people live longer, caring for the elderly is becoming an ever greater challenge, especially in societies where people are highly mobile and extended families rarely live in the ...


Varanasi, or it's more poetic names Kashi and Benares ('City of Light') is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. The significance and history of the place is clearly visible along the sprawling riverside ghats, a system of steps ...


When the drug known as 'kush' first arrived in Sierra Leone six years ago, few had ever heard of it. Extremely potent, dangerously unpredictable and dirt cheap, it has been spreading like wildfire ever since, proving irresistible to growing numbers of ...


Bullfighting in Spain is more than a sport. It is a unique cultural phenomenon that brings together ritualistic performance art and the thrill of danger in a tradition that dates back to Roman times and beyond. It has also been dividing opinion more ...


Off the coast of Sierra Leone, a remote island once home to three villages, large areas of forest and thousands of people is on the verge of disappearing into the sea, its land stripped away by devastating coastal erosion. In just ten years, Nyangai has ...


The bright and opulent prints with their infinite variety of patterns have become the symbol of a continent, appreciated around the world in a virtuous circle of globalisation that connects Kinshasa and Accra to Paris and New York. They are a familiar ...


The central Mediterranean has long been Europe's deadliest border. In 2023, some 3041 migrants lost their lives or were recorded missing at sea according to the Missing Migrants Project, an initiative of the International Organisation for Migration, the ...


The Democratic Republic of Congo, four times the size of France with a population of 102 million, has long been a source of regional instability and the epitome of ungovernability. With only just over 3,000 kilometres of paved roads for a territory ...