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Was the worst day of certain people’s lives, the best business deal for others?

In the months of June and October of 2017, Portugal saw its national greenery go down by 10%. Were these fires a natural disaster or a lucrative business? At around 2.43 pm on Saturday, June 17, the fire alert was given in Pedrógão Grande, Leiria. At this point no one knew the fire was about to consume over 128,494,8 acres worth of national forest. Prior to the fires, between 2000 and 2017, 1...

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“No child should be held back because they bleed”

A recent survey revealed that 7% of schoolgirls in the UK missed 5 days of school last year because they couldn’t afford sanitary products. Francisca Silva reports. We already knew that menstruation was the reason why girls in Africa did not go to school three to seven days a month. Countries such as Uganda or Kenya had already established that as a problem which undermined girls’ scho...

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