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Fast Fashion: The Real Price of Low-Cost Fashion

Creating a dress for ten euros in Europe, in less than a fortnight. It’s not only possible, but it’s becoming the norm. Since the fashion industry went down the path of fast-fashion, it’s always both faster and cheaper - no matter the consequences.

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Tulum: Mexico’s Hipster Paradise

With its 6th-century Mayan ruins overlooking crystal blue waters, Tulum has long been a hidden gem for backpackers and hippies alike. But in recent years, this has changed. The once-sleepy Mayan town now attracts nearly 2 million visitors per year. And in Tulum, as in the rest of Mexico, powerful drug cartels impose their rules…

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A Disturbing Rap

For the lucky few, rap has become a way of escaping the ghetto and becoming a star. But at the roots of this music is the misery of the ghettos, racism and police violence. How did this street music become mass culture? Has rap sold its soul as a marketing product?

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EUtopia

An estimated three million hauliers roam the roads of Europe, literally driving Europe’s economy. They transport virtually everything we buy or use but the drivers themselves are often exhausted, overworked and underpaid.

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Everything We Know About You

What can be done to minimise the risk posed by big data while maximising the benefits? This report investigates.

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Japan: Inside the Closed world of Sumo

In Japan, sumo isn’t just a sport. It is almost a religion with its stars hailed as Demi Gods. But it’s a world closed to outside influence, where scandals are immediately covered up, women are considered unclean and the parents of students are asked not to visit their children for years.

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Love and Sex in Russia

It’s a country of contradictions, where love and sex clash with customs and patriarchy. Where traditional values and large families are glorified but 40% of children grow up without a father and domestic abuse isn’t a crime. Welcome to Putin's Russia.

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Down and Out in Paris: The Abandoned Homeless

Thousands of people live on the streets of Paris, hiding in car parks, manholes, tunnels and shopping centre basements. Who are these invisible people? What are their stories?

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The African-American Elite

While African Americans are more likely to live in poverty than any other ethnic group, America is also home to the biggest group of wealthy, highly successful black people in the world. Now, 1 in 50 African American families are millionaires, forming part of a new ‘black elite'.

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