Who’s paying the real price for the cheap food in our supermarkets? We investigate the conditions under which three staples - bananas, vegetables and fish - are produced.
In Italy, illegal workers from sub-Saharan (...) +
Companies like Apple, Google and Starbucks have been heavily criticized for seemingly mastering the art of tax dodging. They make billions in profits and pay virtually nothing back to the state. How do they do it? (...) +
This is the unique story of Rami Ollaik, recruited into Hezbollah at the age of 12, who rose to the highest ranks of the organisation before re-assessing Hezbollah’s actions and quitting.
Considered a traitor by the (...) +
On 28 November 1979, a jet carrying 257 passengers crashed into Mount Erebus, Antarctica. Within hours, 11 ordinary police officers were called to duty. Travelling to the most inhospitable place on earth to deal (...) +
Landlocked and shrouded in historical mystery, Laos is home to dozens of forgotten tribes who reside in its vast rolling mountains and impenetrable jungles. The Kingdom of a Million Elephants is one of the last (...) +
In Bangladesh, bamboo is green gold, while it is also ‘the wood of the poor’. We follow the thrilling adventure of the bamboo’s journey from the jungle to the marketplace. From cutting down the wood in mosquito-ravaged (...) +
Africa’s development is being held back by its poor infrastructure and undersize power plants. Countries like Uganda can only produce only a quarter of the energy needed, leading to daily power cuts with disastrous (...) +
In the 1970s and 80s, hundreds, possibly thousands, of men, women and children were abducted by North Korea’s Secret Service on the orders of Kim Jung II. The majority of these victims came from Japan and South Korea (...) +