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Democracy for $ale

In America, lobby groups, corporations and billionaires invest millions of dollars to ensure that the ‘right’ candidate wins elections. For many, this is nothing less than “legal corruption”.

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Journey through a Forbidden Pakistan

Pakistan, ‘land of the Pure’, remains a country of contradictions. A bastion of radical Islam trying to change to a modern state. We examine some of the undercurrents threatening the stability of this Atomic nation.

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Order! The Final Act

Four years on from the fateful referendum that marked the beginning of the end for Great Britain’s membership in the European Union, and the story is still unfolding. The debates that unfold here are emblematic of the ideological war underway between populism and liberal democracy, at play over Europe and in the rest of the world.

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Los Cabos: Trouble in Paradise

The seaside resort of Cabo San Lucas has become a favourite vacation spot for American multimillionaires..... and Mexican drug traffickers. It is a strategic spot for the continent’s cartels forming a bridge between place of production and the key American market.

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Ibiza: The Island of Two Faces

With its legendary nightlife and iconic DJs, Ibiza has the reputation as a kind of Disneyland for adults. But hardly anyone has seen all the different facets of this extraordinary island.

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Central Asia: The Call of ISIS

For nearly 30 years, the predominantly Muslim republics of the former Soviet Union provided recruits for jihadist organisations. A third of ISIS’s soldiers came from here.

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Bhutan: The Dictatorship of Happiness

With its exquisite natural beauty and emphasis on ‘Gross National Happiness’ Bhutan seems like a model for the rest of the world. But behind this idyllic façade there lies a more complex reality.

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Pedophiles 2.0: On the Trail of the Predators

Today, more than 80% of adolescents use social networks. Certain forums, meant only for children, have become the hunting grounds for sexual predators

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Money Bots

About half of Wall Street trades are now performed by automated 'bots. As the algorithmic robot traders outpace and outperform the humans, what are the dangers they pose?

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