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Can you make gangs good?
Ecuador legalised some of its gangs in 2007, but did it work?
What’s next for Sudan?
President Omar al-Bashir was deposed on 11th April, but protesters still line the streets
How did K-Pop conquer the world?
Some of the world’s most successful bands are singing in Korean.
How do you move a capital city?
Indonesia has announced it is thinking of building a new capital city. Can it be done?
Is the US heading for war with Iran?
Tensions are escalating between the two countries, but will it lead to war?
Is time travel possible?
What does science tell us about the possibility of travelling in time?
Why is it always Alabama?
Why is Alabama always getting picked on in America?
Can vaccines stop Ebola in the DRC?
Can vaccines stop Ebola in the DRC or will it take more than medical intervention?
Can a government make you happy?
Should governments look beyond GDP and make our wellbeing their priority?
Is the deep ocean the answer to some of our biggest problems?
Humanity has many problems. Does the solution to some lie deep beneath our oceans' waves?
How can Chennai’s water crisis be solved?
South India’s biggest city is gripped by drought, residents have to queue for water.
What kind of Prime Minister would Boris Johnson make?
Examining the character, beliefs and ambition of Britain’s most recognisable politician
Will China crack down on Hong Kong?
Last month Hong Kong witnessed its largest ever protests. How will China respond?
Can you reduce Central American migration?
More and more families from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are travelling to the US
Do children in two-parent families do better?
We investigate the research into growing up with married, cohabiting and single parents.
Is Germany OK?
It’s known for precision and punctuality but Europe’s engine is slowing down.
Why are we having less sex?
Porn, smart phones and the ‘slutty transmitter’
Why does Donald Trump seem to have such a problem with the truth?
Examining some of the many false or misleading claims made by the US President
Why the race to build a quantum computer?
Corporations are spending billions to turn quantum computers into workable technology.
Is rock music doomed?
Bruce Springsteen is turning 70; rock’s gods are getting on. Who can replace them?
How can we save our forests?
This summer fires in the Amazon rainforest caught the world's attention.
Is Africa facing another debt crisis?
A risky mix of easy credit and easy spending
Are we heading for a global recession?
Trade wars and Europe’s slowing growth. Is an economic downturn inevitable?
Can we dismiss QAnon?
The far right conspiracy theory featuring child molestors and baby eaters.
Is vaping safe?
After deaths in the US and bans around the world, how risky are e-cigarettes?
Why are the Kurds always in the firing line?
Kurdish people have been caught up in dozens of conflicts. Why can’t they find peace?
How soon can we go carbon zero?
To stop global warming, we need to cut CO2 emissions. So how soon can we go carbon zero?
Why are immigrants under attack in South Africa?
In the so-called “rainbow nation”, why are foreigners so often subject to violence?
What can we do about the world’s mental health problem?
The World’s mental health is suffering so what can we do about it?
Why is there a backlash against climate policies?
A year on from the “gilets jaunes” protests, are environmental policies in trouble?
Can we protect our elections from social media manipulators?
Who can you trust in the world behind the screen?
Should we ban billionaires?
Should extreme wealth and the system that enables billionaires to retain money be curbed?
Is Nato obsolete?
With the US and French presidents questioning its future, Nato is in crisis
Can we eradicate polio?
Despite heroic efforts to vaccinate against this crippling disease, why does it persist?
Will humans become extinct by the end of the century?
How precarious is our civilisation and what can be done to stop a global catastrophe?
Why was Qasem Soleimani killed?
How serious an enemy to the US was Qasem Soleimani, and why was he killed?
Why does Ukraine have such a corruption problem?
How did Ukraine’s chequered past lead to the impeachment of president Trump?
How did Trump get into trouble with Ukraine?
How did Trump’s personality and way of dealing with people lead to a trial in the Senate?
Is recycling broken?
Were we wrong to think that recycling was the answer to our waste problem?
Could India’s Muslims become second class citizens?
Could a new law in India be a step towards making Muslims second class citizens?
Will a pandemic ever kill millions again?
Global health pandemics have killed millions in the past. Could one do so again?
Why are trade deals so hard to do?
As Britain tries to negotiate multiple trade deals, why do they take so long?
Why don’t we care about facts?
We believe facts if we want to, but dismiss them if we don’t like them. Why?
Have our climate models been wrong?
Climate models are vital but have some concentrated too much on extreme scenarios?
How China turned the tide with coronavirus
China’s infection rate for coronavirus has dropped dramatically. What did they do?
Why did the USA fail in its initial coronavirus response?
'It’s a failing, let's admit it’ says top US health official, Dr Anthony Fauci. Why?
Coronavirus: What can the world learn from South Korea?
Without a lockdown, South Korea has had great success against Covid-19. How?
Why is it taking so long to develop a Covid-19 vaccine?
The race is on for the world’s scientists to develop an effective Covid-19 vaccine
Can Africa cope with coronavirus?
With poorer economies and less developed healthcare, how will Africa deal with Covid-19?
How do you help people stay rational in a pandemic?
People weren’t prepared for life in lockdown. How can we stay level headed in a pandemic?
How do we come out of the lockdown?
Some nations are beginning to tentatively lift lockdowns. What's the best way to do it?
Why are people attacking 5G mobile phone masts?
Tanya Beckett asks why people are attacking mobile phone masts.
Why are so many ethnic minorities dying in the UK and US?
Data in both the UK and US suggests they may be at greater risk of catching Covid-19
Why does Germany have such a low number of deaths from Covid-19?
Kavita Puri asks why Germany has such a low number of deaths from Covid-19?
How will the world pay for Covid-19?
How will governments fund the huge sums needed to get through the coronavirus crisis?
How far can the Chinese government be blamed for Covid-19?
What could the Chinese government have done differently to prevent the global pandemic?
Why do US cops keep killing unarmed black men?
Why is George Floyd the latest in a long line of unarmed black men killed by US police?
Will Covid-19 change cities?
Kavita Puri explores what our cities will look like after Covid-19
How will Hollywood respond to the Black Lives Matter and Me Too movements?
Why the movie business is having trouble representing the world’s population.
Why do we care about statues?
What do statues tell us about how countries deal with their past?
What does Putin want?
As he looks to extend his reign as Russian leader, what motivates President Putin?
Why are Covid cases rising in the US?
Why are Covid cases dramatically increasing in some U.S. states where rates had been low?
Is China versus India the most important rivalry of the 21st century?
The border clash between China and India could reverberate through all Asia and beyond.
Should Joe Biden stay in the basement?
Despite a low-key campaign, Joe Biden leads Donald Trump in the polls.
Why isn’t the world doing more to help the Uighurs?
With an estimated million Uighurs in detention camps, China has stifled world criticism.
Will the pandemic get worse in the winter?
There are fears that coronavirus will surge as temperatures drop.
Will America’s 'Big Tech' firms be reined in?
US lawmakers are deciding whether to act against the country’s powerful tech giants.
How close are we to a vaccine for Covid-19?
The race is on to find a vaccine for Covid-19. How close are we?
What’s gone wrong in Lebanon?
The Beirut blast has laid bare Lebanon’s deepening political and economic crisis.
What is “Obamagate?”
Is there any substance to Donald Trump’s latest claims of a conspiracy against him?
Will votes be safe in the US presidential election?
President Trump says mass postal voting will mean fraud but how likely is this?
Can the world stop online fraud?
Regarded by criminals as a lucrative low risk crime, what can we do to end online fraud?
Will the US presidential debates change the course of the election?
Will the presidential debates in America change the course of November's election?
Is Kanye West really running for US president?
The billionaire musician is on the ballot in fewer than 20 states. Is his bid serious?
Are shares in Elon Musk’s Tesla vastly overvalued?
How has the electric car maker become the most valuable auto company in the world?
Should we learn to live with Covid?
Are lockdowns the answer to rising infection rates or should we learn to live with Covid?
How has Trump changed America’s relationship with the world?
When elected, President Trump promised to put ‘America First’, but how has he governed?
Can President Trump still win the US presidential election?
With US presidential Joe Biden leading in the polls, can President Trump still win?
Why are Thai students risking jail to call for reform of the monarchy?
What's driving Thailand's new wave of pro-democracy protests?
Will the EndSARS protest change Nigeria?
Will Nigeria's anti-police brutality protests bring wider change?
What will Donald Trump do next?
What does the future hold for President Trump after his election defeat?
Do we have a vaccine to end the pandemic?
Do we have a vaccine to end the pandemic? And if so, can we distribute it fairly?