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Mark Tran

Mark Tran

    Leadership was on the cards for Justin Trudeau from day one
    Leadership was on the cards for Justin Trudeau from day one
    Even as a baby, great things were expected of Justin Trudeau, who was elected Canada’s prime minister this week, ending a decade of conservative...
    Aylan Kurdi: Funeral held for Syrian boy who drowned
    Aylan Kurdi: Funeral held for Syrian boy who drowned
    The three-year-old Syrian boy ...
    Oliver Sacks, neurologist and Awakenings author, dies
    Oliver Sacks, neurologist and Awakenings author, dies
    Oliver Sacks the eminent neurologist and writer garlanded as the “poet laureate of medicine”, has died at his home in New York City. He was...
    Not even WWIII could stop surge in population
    Not even WWIII could stop surge in population
    The world's population is growing so fast that even draconian restrictions on childbirth, pandemics or a third world war would still leave too many...
    Israel's ironclad protection against Hamas missiles
    Israel's ironclad protection against Hamas missiles
    What is Iron Dome?Iron Dome is the air defence system Israel uses against rockets fired by Hamas from Gaza. On Tuesday, 117...
    Isis insurgents attack Iraq's biggest oil refinery
    Isis insurgents attack Iraq's biggest oil refinery
    Islamist militants have attacked Iraq's largest oil refinery in the city of Baiji, 155 miles north of Baghdad, as Iran raised the prospect of direct...
    Syrian deluge hits Jordan’s schools
    Syrian deluge hits Jordan’s schools
    As the Jordanian national anthem blares from a crackling loudspeaker, ­followed by a song in honour of King Abdullah, ­hundreds of girls in...
    Jordanians' hospitality is wearing thin
    Jordanians' hospitality is wearing thin
    An array of shops lines what has been nicknamed the Champs-Élysées, the main thoroughfare of white tents at the Zaatari refugee camp,...
    DRC priest calls for action on Kony
    DRC priest calls for action on Kony
    Democratic Republic of Congo priest-turned-activist Abbé Benoît Kinalegu will take the opportunity during his visit to London to...
    Children are becoming the pawns of war
    Children are becoming the pawns of war
    The use of drones and other advanced weapons, increasing urbanisation and the constraints of United Nations mandates will drive up child casualties...
    Globalisation exacerbates plight of poor, research finds
    Globalisation exacerbates plight of poor, research finds
    The wellbeing of many poor people has deteriorated in the past 15 years as a result of factors beyond their control such as environmental degradation, rapid changes in crop prices and economic crises, a report from Catholic aid agency Cafod says....
    Has Yoweri Museveni outstayed his welcome as Uganda's president?
    Has Yoweri Museveni outstayed his welcome as Uganda's president?
    Uganda's body politic is ailing as President Yoweri Museveni, once lauded as part of a new generation of African leaders, ponders whether to...