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BI SA_Exclusive: Graça Machel on life after Mandela2
Exclusive: Graça Machel on life after Mandela

Last December, Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95. Mandela was a global icon who guided South Africa from the shackles of apartheid to multi-racial democracy. In doing so, 'Madiba' became a symbol of peace and reconciliation who embodied the strugg...

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Does Iceland gain from whaling?IPS_Does Iceland gain from whaling?

Whaling in Iceland has come under scrutiny last year, meeting with increasing opposition both at home and abroad. Defenders of the practise say it is a big part of the country’s economy, but strangely enough there are no figu...


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American band Blink 182 shot to fame in the nineties with high-energy stage shows and toilet humour lyrics, mixed oddly with darker themes of anxiety, death and broken families. The pop-punk group sold more than 35 million re...


From war to the streetsBI UK_From war to the streets2

In Britain, some six per cent of The Big Issue UK’s 700 vendors are military veterans, most of whom became homeless after struggling to deal with their experiences at war. Indeed, experts say one fifth of soldiers who return ...


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Ursula K. Le Guin is the American author of many science fiction and fantasy novels for both adults and children, including The Dispossessed and the Earthsea series that earned her several prestigious writing awards. With a p...