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Activists and rights groups say Russia’s invasion has bolstered support in Ukraine for LGBTQ people, but question how long these changes in attitudes will last.

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Thousands of qualified foreign nurses in Britain are not allowed to practise because they cannot pass an English exam that even native speakers struggle to clear.

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Iceland is ranked as one of the world’s most progressive nations in terms of LGBTQ rights, but the unusual form of abuse raised fears of an upswing in homophobic and transphobic sentiment.

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China has installed more than 1,000 CCTV cameras in Phnom Penh as part of a new nationwide surveillance system, and activists say their every move online and offline is tracked by software, cameras and drones.

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Advances in AI art generators are raising questions over copyrights, with many countries’ laws not explicitly covering AI-generated art, while artists say they could lead to job loss.

Heatwaves and flooding threaten the lives of millions, yet rich countries fall short on funding. Locally-led projects are just starting to attract donors, such as the US$26.2 million for the Pacific island state of Vanuatu.

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Producers have no real excuse as to why they cannot afford to go down the sustainability path [and] corporations, buyers and traders need to join them, he said.

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Critics warn that artificial intelligence risks entrenching and amplifying bias against minorities and marginalised groups, saying it lacks a judge’s ability to weigh up individual circumstances, or adapt to changing social mores.

On some NFT marketplaces, anyone can create a digital asset linked to an image and sell it without showing proof they own the original. This has led to a massive uptick in art fraud, say insiders.

Oxfam’s Inequality Kills study shows that billionaires have seen a record surge in their wealth during the coronavirus pandemic, boosting their fortunes by US$15,000 a second.

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The Eastern Economic Corridor aims to lure investors and generate jobs, but residents say the project will ruin the environment and their livelihood.

Traditional marketing, which focuses on selling more stuff to more people, needs to give way to advertising that promotes the message that change is possible and popularises low-carbon choices, insiders say.

Rights groups saying the forced deportation of African workers from Abu Dhabi was illegal, but UAE says the 376 men and women were detained for various offences

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Most top fashion labels don’t publicly back women’s empowerment, and only pay lip service to key issues affecting them in the supply chain. Adidas and Gap were the best performers, while G-Star, Urban Outfitters and Zhejiang Semir Garment were the worst

An end to coal financing from the G7 could push Asian nations to turn to China for funding in a bid to reinforce energy security, one expert said.

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When Netflix announced Byron Baes, a reality TV show about social media influencers set in the holiday town, the backlash was swift – and reminiscent of Bali’s expulsion of American digital nomad Kristen Gray.