Tuesday 12th June marks World Day Against Child Labour. Despite efforts by the International Labour Organisation to ban the worst practices, it is still a common sight in many countries - even those where there are laws against it. In India, education has been made compulsory to age 14 in a bid to crack down on child labour, but crippling poverty means many families have no choice but to send their offspring out to do what is often difficult and dangerous work.
157 people were killed when troops opened fire on protesters demonstrating against the possibility of Captain Dadis Moussa Camara's standing in elections next year, the worst violence Guinea has seen since Camara seized power.
As Beijing celebrates the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the People’s Republic of China with a massive military parade through the city centre, we discuss the country's spectacular progress to the rank of global superpower.
Right across Europe, socialists and social democrats have suffered a series of electoral setbacks, culminating in the German SPD's recent debacle. We ask why the left has failed so spectacularly to take advantage of the economic crisis.
Pakistan is said to be close to buying three French submarines, but negotiations are unfolding in a context of suspicions of corruption linked to a previous submarine sale, said to be linked to the Karachi bombing of 2002.