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The highs and lows of Obama’s presidency

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From Obamacare and equal pay to gay marriage, Barack Obama’s two terms in office have been marked by progressive milestones and bitter backlash. This infographic looks back at the highs and lows of Obama’s presidency

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Ivory suppliers challenge global ban

Several Southern African countries want to be exempted from a 35-year old global ban on ivory trading, threatening a hard-won consensus on the trade in products from endangered animals

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Fragile democracies

The failed coups in Turkey and Armenia in July are far from isolated incidents, with nearly 40 attempted putsches worldwide since the year 2000

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Choking hazard: the world’s contaminated air

The World Health Organisation has released statistics showing that urban air is increasingly contaminated with highly dangerous fine particles — PM2.5 — and less dangerous, but still harmful larger ones — PM10. More than 80 per cent of people living in urban areas are exposed to harmful levels of air pollution which is linked to higher levels of heart disease, respiratory illnesses, strokes and other non-communicable diseases.

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