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A Preventable Tragedy: Millions Around The World Are Still Threatened with Starvation

A Preventable Tragedy: Millions Around The World Are Still Threatened with Starvation

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 22, 2017

Every ninth person on the planet suffers from hunger. The situation is so dire in some countries that 20 million people are at acute risk of death by starvation. How is this possible at a time of a global food surplus? By Bartholomäus Grill, Laura Höflinger, Katrin Kuntz, Michaela Schießl and Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]

Uprising in Kashmir: 'If We Protest, the Soldiers Will Shoot at Us'

Uprising in Kashmir: 'If We Protest, the Soldiers Will Shoot at Us'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 15, 2016

The killing by Indian security forces of a 15-year-old boy in Kashmir has become a rallying point for human rights groups over India's controversial use of pellet guns. The recent death is only the latest in a long-brewing independence battle in the contested region. By Fahad Shah more... Comment ]


Poverty Conundrum: Why Most Poor People Live in 'Middle-Income Countries'

Poverty Conundrum: Why Most Poor People Live in 'Middle-Income Countries'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 29, 2016

One might think that the countries where most poor people live would be classified as poor themselves. But they aren't. The World Bank's "middle-income countries" designation means that huge numbers of the poorest are placed at further disadvantage. By Rema Nagarajan more...

The Warming World: Is Capitalism Destroying Our Planet?

The Warming World: Is Capitalism Destroying Our Planet?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 25, 2015

World leaders decided in Copenhagen that global warming should be limited to 2 degrees Celsius. Achieving that target, though, would take nothing less than a miracle. With another round of climate negotiations approaching, it is becoming increasingly clear that mankind has failed to address its most daunting problem. By Alexander Jung, Horand Knaup, Samiha Shafy and Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]


Generations of Victims: Bhopal's Unending Catrastrophe

Generations of Victims: Bhopal's Unending Catrastrophe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 09, 2014

Thirty years after the worst chemical accident in history, the disaster is hitting a new generation. The victims have received little help, professional clean-up has not happened and there are no signs the ongoing environmental catastrophe will end. By Anne Backhaus and Simone Salden in Bhopal, India more... Comment ]

Bhopal: The Unending Catastrophe

Bhopal: The Unending Catastrophe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 09, 2014

Tens of thousands of people died in 1984 when a cloud of poisonous gas from a pesticide factory enveloped Bhopal. Survivors are still suffering today, as are their children and grandchildren. Birth defects are common and the environment remains badly polluted. A Multimedia Feature by  Simone Salden, Anne Backhaus and Chris Kurt   more...


Miracle Crop: India's Quest to End World Hunger

Miracle Crop: India's Quest to End World Hunger

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 16, 2014

Over one third of humanity is undernourished. Now a group of scientists are experimenting with specially-bred crops, and hoping to launch a new Green Revolution -- but controversy is brewing. By Philip Bethge more... Comment ]

Troubled Times: Developing Economies Hit a BRICS Wall

Troubled Times: Developing Economies Hit a BRICS Wall

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 07, 2014

Until recently, investors viewed China, Brazil and India as a sure thing. Lately, though, their economies have shown signs of weakness and money has begun flowing back to the West. Worries are mounting the BRICS dream is fading. By Erich Follath and Martin Hesse more... Comment ]


India Falls Behind: Corruption Plagues Rising Economy

India Falls Behind: Corruption Plagues Rising Economy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 28, 2013

Two decades after the start of its economic miracle, India is falling behind its rival China. Corruption is rampant, and investors are pulling out of the country. Will parliamentary elections next year offer a fresh start? By Wieland Wagner more... Comment ]

Himalayan Hotbed: Tensions Spike in Divided Kashmir

Himalayan Hotbed: Tensions Spike in Divided Kashmir

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 29, 2013

Violence is on the rise in Kashmir. Indian and Pakistani units are clashing in border skirmishes, and government soldiers are ruthlessly suppressing separatists. The real victims are the civilians caught in the middle. By Wieland Wagner more... Comment ]