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A rubbish story: China’s mega-dump already full

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption A worker applying a capping layer to a landfill site in Hangzhou China’s largest dump is already full – 25 years ahead of schedule. The Jiangcungou landfill in Shanxi Province, which is the size of around 100 foot…

In Sri Lanka, fear and uncertainty ahead of presidential vote

Colombo, Sri Lanka – At Kesbewa, a suburb of Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, thousands of supporters of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) party wait for hours in the driving rain for the man they believe will be the country’s next president. Clad in maroon party shirts, they wave flags and cardboard cut-outs of the young lotus, the party’s symbol. Minutes…

Was politician’s killing a turning point in Lebanon’s protests?

Beirut, Lebanon – Protesters burned tyres, threw stones at soldiers, and blocked roads across Lebanon as the country’s anti-government protests entered their fifth week. Demonstrators marched towards the Presidential Palace in Baabda, incensed by President Michel Aoun’s assertion in a televised interview on Tuesday that if those demonstrating “see no decent people in this state, let…

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