Section: Global

Stories of global reach and relevance

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For The Good Of The World

Juliet Blackburn
A C Grayling addressing demonstrators at Downing Street

In his book Prof. Grayling calls for cooperation among the nations in combatting the challenges facing humankind, for the good of the world.


Mike Phillips
Mother with her starving children

In the spring of 1933, 17 people died of hunger every minute, more than 1 000 every hour, and almost 24 500 every day.

Zoroastrianism at Spring Equinox Festival

Charlotte Mbali

Zoroastrianism in the Middle East On the Spring Equinox (20 or 21 March), people in Iran and many other countries of the Middle East, celebrate the festival, Nowruz. The picture above is a table laid ceremonially with the symbols of this festival: there are candles, plants, flowers sprouting seeds, bread, cheese, rosewater, wine, a mirror, […]


Memories of another war

Magdalena Williams

When I see families fleeing into cellars to escape from the bombing of their houses, memories of my childhood experiences flood back. As an eight year old, I was very confused and often scared. All I knew was that I had to go to the dark cellar when a siren was heard.

Family and Community

Claire Hill
St Patricks Day Parade In Dublin, 2013

None of us are okay until all are okay. This is a maxim I believe. This was the prevailing attitude in the 1970s and it is something worth being nostalgic about.

Margate Twinned With Yalta

Charlotte Lebon
Livadia Palace, Yalta, Crimea

Margate was twinned with Yalta in 1945. Stalin and Churchill were in Yalta for a conference in the closing months of World War II. Stalin suggested Yalta should be twinned with Brighton. Churchill rejected Brighton but suggested Margate instead.