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From Ghana to Colombia, how the echoes of Expo 2020 Dubai will resound around the world for decades to come. Let's test this, edited on 29 Apr.



Postcards from Ukraine: messages of life, love and hope from a war-torn land.

Why you don't have to be a superpower to join the space race (just ask Wales).

The Harvard law graduate bringing shawarma to San Diego.



‘A conflict fully expected to be over in weeks if not days is now one year old, and the eventual outcome seems less predictable than ever. In many ways, it seems stuck at a crossroads’

Masuda Sultan|Kelly Campbell



Ming-Na Wen on making it in Hollywood: 'You have to create for yourself.'

The humanoid artist making a splash at the Venice Biennale.

Motor of the week: a Porsche without the price.

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