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World

  • Begum Sumru’s colourful life
    Jun 22, 2017 By Nilima PathakSpecial to Weekend Review
    Nestled away in Sardhana, a unique church attracts tourists eager for a glimpse into the history of a remarkable 18th-century woman
  • How North Korea defies sanctions
    Jun 15, 2017 By Jane Perlez, Yufan Huang and Paul Mozur
    It remains impoverished and dependent on food aid, but Pyongyang’s economy appears to be growing
  • Experts are warning of a “lost generation” of children who are growing up in families where the parents do not earn enough
  • Campaigns to clear the sidewalks are driving thousands of food vendors into the shadows and threatening a culinary tradition
  • China’s parent-approved dating game
    May 31, 2017 By Cyrille Pluyette
    At marriage markets parents seek suitors for their adult children according to strict criteria, including social status, attractiveness
  • A side-effect of peace in Colombia
    May 24, 2017 By Nick Miroff
    The cash benefits available through the peace deal appear to have created a perverse incentive for farmers leading to a cocain boom in America
  • How Venezuela stumbled to the brink
    May 24, 2017 By Max Fisher and 
Amanda Taub
    The government is too authoritarian to coexist with democratic institutions, but too weak to abolish them without risking collapse
  • India’s beef exports hit by cow vigilantism
    May 17, 2017 By Narendra Kaushik, Special to Weekend Review
    A state government drive against slaughterhouses and cow-protection vigilantes are causing delays in deliveries of beef consignments
  • A way of life melting away
    May 17, 2017 By Chris Mooney
    After being displaced from their native village, a Greenlandic Inugguit community faces a new threat: climate change
  • Banning alcohol in Rajasthan, one vote at a time
    May 04, 2017 By Rakesh KumarSpecial to Weekend Review
    Village councils in the Indian state sign petitions to shut down alcohol shops but the administration is dragging its feet over fears of loss of revenue
  • ‘Behave, or we’ll get tough’
    May 04, 2017 By Geeta Anand
    Alcohol ban in the Indian state of Bihar is a success as women are taking matters into their own hands to enforce a prohibition law
  • No pineapples harmed to make Pinatex
    Apr 27, 2017 By Mythily Ramachandran, Special to Weekend Review
    Developed by Dr Carmen Hijosa, the strong and versatile leather-like material is made using fibres extracted from the leaves of the plant
  • Run by an international nonprofit aid group, a rock-climbing programme trains young Jordanians who remain vulnerable to the threat of violent extremism
  • Somalia’s pirates are back in business
    Apr 27, 2017 By Jason Patinkin
    Lawlessness onshore is fuelling a resurgence of crime on the high seas
  • India’s new breed of snake catchers
    Apr 19, 2017 By Narendra KaushikSpecial to Weekend Review
    Rescuers aren’t motivated by money – they do it for a sense of adventure and to preserve nature’s ecological balance
  • Saving an Afghan symbol, with Afghans only
    Apr 19, 2017 By Rod Nordland
    An exercise in national pride, the project to rebuild the Darulaman Palace — ruined by four decades of war — is currently under way, with no foreign help