Deep Dives

Dec
31

๐Ÿ‘€ 2022 - Looking Ahead

Morning all, With New Year's Eve there is no better time to explore some of the top news stories coming our way in the next year. From complex trials to presidential elections, and even an historic jubilee, there is no doubt 2022 will be another
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Dec
29

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถ 15 Years On: The Death of Saddam Hussein

Morning all, Tomorrow, December 30, marks 15 years since the death by hanging of Saddam Hussein. It was a publicised and humiliating end for a polarising dictator, who had ruled Iraq under an umbrella of fear and brutality for nearly 24 years. We have taken
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Dec
27

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Residential Schools: Canada's 'Cultural Genocide'

Morning all, Earlier this year, more than a thousand unmarked graves of indigenous children were found - located on the sites of several former residential schools those very children were forced to attend. Often run by Christian orders, the residential schools were viewed as a
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Dec
18

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ต North Korea: The Mysterious Kim Dynasty

Morning all, Friday marked ten years since the death of Kim Jong Il, and the passing of leadership to his youngest son, Kim Jong Un. As ever, North Korea remains a highly secretive country, where information is very tightly controlled. We've done our best to
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Dec
04

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Queen of Europe? Angela Merkel's Legacy

Morning all, Despite being arguably one of the most famous faces in the world, how much do you actually know about Angela Merkel? In a matter of days a significant chapter in Germany's history will draw to a close, when the country's first female chancellor
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Nov
27

โš–๏ธ Ghislaine Maxwell: The Upcoming Trial

Morning all, The trial of Ghislaine (Gih-lane) Maxwell is due to begin on Monday. The 59-year-old is accused of sex trafficking charges in cases connected to the disgraced late financier, Jeffrey Epstein. If found guilty, she could be sentenced to up to 35 years in
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Nov
20

โณ The AIDS Epidemic: A Look Back at the Stigma

Morning all, This Wednesday marks 30 years since the death of Freddie Mercury, who died a day after revealing he had been diagnosed with AIDS. While much of his story is well-known, the news this week of a "revolutionary" new treatment for HIV got us
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Nov
13

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Myanmar: The Constant Struggle for Democracy

Morning all, Today marks one year since Aung San Suu Kyi's political party was declared the winner of a fraught election in Myanmar - one that ultimately led to a coup. Myanmar's most prominent figure is now once again under house arrest, and we felt
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Nov
06

๐Ÿฅ™ The Impact of Food - Serving up Stats

Morning all, This week started with calls for Elon Musk to donate 2% of his wealth to save 42 million people "on the brink of famine". The World Food Programme (WFP) cited climate change and conflict as two of the reasons contributing to such grave
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Oct
30

๐ŸŒ COP26: Explaining The Summit

Morning all, The COP26 summit, which begins on Sunday, has been described as humanityโ€™s "best and last chance" to get the climate emergency under control. The summit will last for two weeks and undoubtedly command a lot of press attention. Here at NewsFix, we
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