An Afghan militia vehicle on the outskirts of Kunduz, in October 2016.
Bahsir Khan Safi/AFP
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Recent research contradicts the belief that a period of calm usually follows a serious earthquake.
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International institutions make up a stage on which States vehemently and openly denounce world problems and suffering while they actually have no intention to act.
There are good reasons why 'negative data' and wrong hypotheses should be made available to everyone.
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Protecting humanitarian workers requires an understanding of their individual situation, not broad assumptions.
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Around the world, leading universities have established themselves as well-known brands. In France, we haven't yet entered the race for global higher education.
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How scientists and corporations are plundering the developing world for new substances.
Will Hélène really learn English better if you call her Helen?