How quinoa is changing farmers' lives in Peru

Image caption Mr Cisneros’s plot has grown since he started selling quinoa Quinoa has become a popular food globally thanks to its healthy image. The boom has benefited farmers in Peru, but these gains are now under threat from growing international competition. Rodrigo Cisneros looks out at his fields of …

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Ecuador tightens entry rules for Venezuelan migrants

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVenezuelan migrants stuck at Ecuador border Ecuador has brought in new rules to stop Venezuelan migrants entering the country without a passport, leaving many stranded in neighbouring Colombia. Thousands of Venezuelans fleeing their country’s economic and political crisis have been crossing into …

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US-Turkey row: Pastor a 'pawn in personal feud'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Andrew Brunson (third right) denies links to banned groups in Turkey The US is increasing pressure on Turkey to try to secure the freedom of American pastor Andrew Brunson. While the leaders of the two Nato allies clash with each other, Mr Brunson’s fate hangs …

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Twins in school: To separate or not to separate?

Image caption Twins: Is separation in school a good idea? Should twins be taught separately or kept together? Recent research says the decision on whether to separate twins should not be dictated by school policy but should be left to the families themselves. Here are the views of three mothers. …

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Child passive smoking 'increases chronic lung risk'

Image copyright Getty Images Non-smoking adults have a higher risk of dying from serious lung disease if they grew up with parents who smoked, according to US research. The researchers said childhood passive smoking was “likely to add seven deaths to every 100,000 non-smoking adults dying annually”. The study of …

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Streaming at five set me up to fail, says deputy head

Image copyright Sean Macnamara Image caption Now a deputy head, Sean Macnamara says his education was damaged by streaming Sean Macnamara was put on “the oblong table” for low-ability pupils when he was still in reception. No-one told Sean and his friend Billy what being “an oblong” meant – but …

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'Miss! Are your classes making me blind?'

Image copyright Getty Images “Miss, miss! Are your classes making me blind?” It sounds like a ridiculous question, but it may actually be grounded in science. A new study, published in the British Medical Journal, says there’s “strong evidence” that the longer we spend in education the more likely we …

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Football and university

Image copyright Getty Images When a gruff US media tycoon says: “Drop everything else and do that,” they’re not usually talking about a university sponsorship deal. But former Disney boss Michael Eisner, now owner of Portsmouth Football Club, is a passionate advocate of a partnership that will see the University …

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