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LIVING ON THE EDGE

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986 left a ring of ghost villages as residents fled, fearing radiation poisoning. But now people are choosing to live in the crumbling houses on the edge of the exclusion zone.
'I WILL ALWAYS FEEL LIKE IT NEEDS WORK'

I've been on a diet since I was 12. I was fat, with a round face and soft, thick thighs which spread and spilled over the sides of chairs when I sat down. From the moment I became fully aware of it, my body — like most fat bodies at the time — was a problem.
NO EASY RECOVERIES

A decade ago the global financial crisis saw plunging markets and collapsing banks. The human cost was profound — 10 years of low wages, public sector cuts and hard times. Here's why it still matters.
25 CENTIMETERS A YEAR

The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is home to 10 million people but it is also one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world. If this goes unchecked, parts of the megacity could be entirely submerged by 2050, say researchers. Is it too late?
HOSPITALS 'STRUGGLING TO COPE'

Landslides have killed at least 154 people in south-west Colombia and left many more injured, says President Juan Manuel Santos. Hours of heavy rains overnight caused rivers to burst their banks, flooding homes with mud in Putumayo province. An unknown number of people are missing.
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