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The giant panda’s disappearance from the endangered species list

Nessa describes the success behind the struggle to prevent the extinction of the Giant Panda.

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The giant panda has become something of a success story after the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) downgraded its threat level from ‘Endangered’ to ‘Vulnerable’. This is largely due to the monumental efforts made by the Chinese government

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Russia and Syria: Should Have Seen it Coming

Russia’s unilateral intervolvement in Syria is the consequence of a forgotten intervention

COMMENTAt the moment in Syria we are witnessing one of the most significant shifts in the international community in recent years: the now huge role that Russia is playing in the Middle East. Russia has committed to a drawn out …

Doping culture in sport means no one is a winner

With calls for Russia to be banned from the 2016 Olympics over allegations of doping, Laura Frey examines a dark aspect of the pursuit of sporting greatness

SPORTFor athletics and athletes it is doping scandals rather than sporting achievements that have made the headlines this season. Although the season started promisingly, with the reintroduction of four year bans for first time offences (rather than the two years