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Indonesia’s transformation

A mid-sized city's evolution from sleepy port to energy hub embodies nation's growth In the 1970s, the airport for the Indonesian city of Balikpapan on the island of Borneo was little more than a shack with...
Mountain people in traditional costume in the town of Pisac, a Quechua-speaking area of Peru about 35 km from Cuzco. (Sergi Reboredo/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images)

Disappearing languages get lifeline from technology

Once seen as a threat, the Internet is now an aid for endangered tongues The spread of the Internet has accelerated the global use of English. And the march of English has come as UNESCO forecasts that half...
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‘Climate refugees’ spark hot debate

Status of those forced from home by changing climate unclear Faced with deportation from New Zealand in 2012, a family of four from the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu offered a novel argument as to why they...