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Barça: The Inside Story of the World’s Greatest Football ClubSimon Kuper (Short)The rise of Barcelona over the last four decades was one of the glories


Omicron & Developing Countries Where Threats are the Greatest

GENEVA, Dec 07 (IPS) – On 25 November, news emerged from South Africa of a new COVID-19 variant. It has since been identified as Omicron, a Greek alphabet derivation the World Health Organization (WHO) reserves for virus variants “of concern”.

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Climate Change: Adapt for the Future, Not the Past

SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 07 (IPS) – Funding for developing countries to address global warming is grossly inadequate. Very little finance is for adaptation to climate change, the urgent need of countries most adversely affected. Also, adaptation needs to be forward-looking rather than only addressing accumulated problems.

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Women sweep UN’s 2021 ‘Champions of the Earth’ awards

A Caribbean-based prime minister, a scientist, a group of indigenous women, and an entrepreneur were announced on Tuesday as this year’s winners of the United Nations’ Champions of the Earth awards. 

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An Ashes series like no other: let the hostilities, or even the respect, begin | Ali Martin

It is the Ashes series that flirted with postponement but, barring unexpected late hiccups or early rain, the world’s highest ranked bowler and batsman, Pat

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‘Fit to play’: England’s Ashes camp talk down Jimmy Anderson injury reports

The vibe from the England camp was that it was all part of the plan after confirmation of Jimmy Anderson’s absence from Wednesday’s Ashes opener


All Humans Are Born Equal in Rights? Thats Still Far from Being True

MADRID, Dec 06 (IPS) – ”All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” These words are a sound introduction to the transcendental issue of human rights and equalities, as stated by the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

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England captain Root determined to ‘put the record straight’ in Ashes series

Joe Root has pledged to set the record straight in Australia and score the runs required to set up England’s first overseas Ashes win since

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Haseeb Hameed could be key if England are to cope with lack of Ashes preparation | Mark Ramprakash

When I was on the Ashes tour in 1998-99 we had three four-day games against state opposition before the Test series started, tough games against