A recent study1 by the Swiss state secretariat for migrants estimates that there are 76,000 illegal immigrants (known as sans-papiers) living in Switzerland, of whom 43 per cent come from South and Central America.

Other sources2 estimate that there are as many as between 90,000 and 300,...

Special Interest
2016

In February 2016 a newborn elephant was rescued and brought to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) in South Africa. Sadly, Amanzi, as he was named, died shortly afterwards from malnutrition. When his mother was killed by poachers for her tusks, he no longer had his protector, nor her...

Special Interest
2016

"Look at the world," says Shai Reshef, President of the University of the People. "Pick a place and focus on it. You will find humans chasing higher education.”

Shai set up the University of the People following the realisation that higher education had stopped being a right for all, and...

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2016

If the word ballet makes you think of Swan Lake and dancing girls in tutus, think again. Birmingham Royal Ballet, based in the United Kingdom, is establishing a programme to support choreographers, composers and designers to create new and contemporary ballets for audiences all around the world...

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2016

In early September 2014 Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), a medical humanitarian organisation, declared that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa had taken more than 5,900 lives since the previous March.

Special Interest
2014

Too many children are born into situations of poverty and deprivation and suffer from relentless violence and chronic abuse. Their parents, perhaps battling with addiction or in and out of prison, are unable to care for them because of their own practical and emotional challenges.

Special Interest
2014

UNC Horizons is a substance abuse treatment programme for pregnant and parenting women and their children, including those who have experienced abuse and violence. A programme of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina (UNC) in Chapel Hill, it works to...

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2014

Great leaps have been made in the field of stem cell research in recent years as scientists and doctors strive to find cures for some of the major diseases of our time.

Special Interest
2014

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) was founded in 1988 by three women sitting around a kitchen table. One of these women, Elizabeth Glaser, had contracted the HIV virus from a blood transfusion during the birth of her daughter Ariel seven years earlier. Unaware of this, she...

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2014

If you have ever been lucky enough to see an Opera in Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House in London, perhaps you do not remember the details of the performance, but rather how it caused you to feel.

Indeed, this can often be the case after a show. With time, the details of a performance may...

Special Interest
2014

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