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Faith healer

Creating contemporary art in a fiercely traditional country is hard enough; layering it with political and religious messages is brave, to say the least. But Abdulnasser Gharem, a former military man, isn’t backwards in…

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Leaders to follow

Meet the five mayors and city governors, from Nairobi to Seoul, whose vision, strategies and commitment should inspire us all to demand better leaders (or stand for elections).

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All hail

The iconic London black cab is being adopted across the world, from Azerbaijan to Italy. It’s been painted purple and made into a high-class ride with wi-fi and a drinks cabinet, and it all started with The London Taxi…


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