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Will abortion be banned in America?

A leaked document from America’s highest court suggests that it is ready to strike down a...

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What’s the truth about Hunter Biden’s laptop?

Three weeks before the 2020 US presidential election a newspaper published contents of a laptop...

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Can Europe give up Russian gas?

Since the invasion of Ukraine, European countries have sought alternatives to Russian gas. There...

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Why did Sri Lanka’s organic farming dream fail?

In 2021 the president of Sri Lanka announced a total ban on chemical fertilizer and pesticides....

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Can we create a universal Covid vaccine?

Can scientists develop a vaccine which can combat the coronavirus and all its variants? There...

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Are drones the future of warfare?

Throughout history nations have competed to exert the latest military developments over their...

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Can Putin be prosecuted for war crimes?

On Wednesday 23 March the US administration declared that Russian troops had committed war crimes...

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Why is Russia’s invasion plan failing?

Russia's military dwarfs Ukraine's by comparison, so it was expected that Ukraine would fall...

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Who are the Wagner Group, and why are they in Ukraine?

According to media reports, Ukraine's President, Volodymyr Zelensky, has survived two...

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Does Putin’s view of history explain why he invaded Ukraine?

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has offered historical justification for his invasion of...

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Will sanctions stop Russia in Ukraine?

As economic sanctions are applied to Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, will they help force it...

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What’s happened to the left in France?

Left wing political parties in France have lost considerable popular support in the last decade....

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What will end the war in Yemen?

One of the world's largest humanitarian crises plagues the people of Yemen who have endured...

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Why have military coups returned to West Africa?

Elected governments have been overthrown by military coups in Burkina Faso, Mali and Guinea. Each...

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Do we have enough Lithium to power the future?

Can we meet the soaring demand for Lithium, a vital metal for electric cars and green energy?...

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Is Turkey heading for an economic meltdown?

Turkey is suffering from an economic crisis with rampant inflation and a weakening lira. At the...

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What’s going on in Kazakhstan?

What has caused the worst unrest and political infighting in Kazakhstan’s recent history?...

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Are we heading for space wars?

Would conflict on the ground between majors powers now inevitably spill over into space?...

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Can we get drugs out of prisons?

Keeping drugs out of prisons seems like an impossible task. Tanya Beckett asks four experts if it...

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Can we solve our space junk problem?

The world is entering a new space race but every new satellite launched into Earth’s orbit...

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