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Needy Spanish pupils go to summer school for lunch

Sunday, September 1, 2013

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Children eat during school time in the Parish of San Antonio Abab, in Sevilla, on August 29, 2013

While other children are at the beach or campsite for their summer holidays, eight-year-old Jose Alberto is back in the classroom in the August heat.

Delivering mail in Kabul, where streets have no name

Monday, July 15, 2013

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Afghan postman Mohammad Rahim delivers letters in the Kart-e-Sakhi neighbourhood of Kabul on June 11, 2013

In Kabul, many streets have no name and houses often have no number, meaning that postmen already braving the constant threat of suicide bombings must play detective to deliver mail.

Singapore cost of living sees pawnshops thrive

Thursday, May 16, 2013

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An employee records the weight of a gold necklace at a Moneymax outlet in Singapore on April 18, 2013

Singaporean housewife Siti Khadijah Abdul Rahman accumulated a few thousand dollars' worth of gold accessories over the past two decades, but now a rising cost of living is forcing her to pawn them.

In Spain anti-capitalist nun gets into politics

Friday, April 19, 2013

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Spanish Benedictine nun Teresa Forcades, pictured at the convent of St. Benet, in Montserrat, on April 17, 2013

From her small convent in the mountains near Barcelona, Sister Teresa Forcades, a Harvard-educated Catalan nun, has emerged as a leading advocate of Spain's "indignant" protest movement against the excesses of capitalism.

Even BMW drivers seeking aid in crisis-hit Cyprus

Monday, April 8, 2013

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A Red Cross volunteer prepares food aid and basic supplies in Nicosia, on March 27, 2013

The Cyprus Red Cross has long cared for the needy, but the island's financial woes run so deep that people unaccustomed to hardship are turning up for food aid -- including some who still drive BMWs.

Cypriot solidarity concert as financial crisis bites

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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Thousands of people attend a concert in Nicosia, on April 1, 2013, to raise funds and collect food

Tens of thousands of people on Monday attended a charity concert in the Cypriot capital Nicosia to raise funds and collect food for people suffering the fallout of a severe financial crisis.

Gas quakes anger Dutch farmers but relieve state coffers

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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Elze Schollema shows a crack in his garage wall, caused by an earthquake, in Usquert, the Netherlands, on March 12, 2013

Farmers living atop Europe's largest gas field in the isolated northern Netherlands are angry at increasingly frequent earthquakes caused by extraction.

Cyprus businesses squeezed by bank closure

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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A policeman guards the doors of the main office of the Bank of Cyprus in the Cypriot capital, Nicosia, on March 26, 2013

With banks in Cyprus closed for the 11th straight day on Tuesday, businesses were finding it increasingly difficult to operate, amid concerns some of them might even have to shut down.

Cash is king as Cyprus crisis bites

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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Cypriots and foreigners wait in line to withdraw money from an ATM in the capital, Nicosia, on March 21, 2013

With their country battling an acute banking crisis, Cyprus retailers are demanding hard cash for their goods, but worried residents say they will soon run short of money as banks stay firmly closed.

Juggling Work and Studies

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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Juggling your work and studies needs planning

Within the tough economic climate, there is undoubtedly a concern about earning money, and trying to keep finances under control can seem daunting. Particularly when there is a focus on earning academic qualifications in contemporary society, there is a problem when it comes to juggling work and studies. However, with a bit of time-management and […]

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