The New Face of Tibet
Next week the Dalai Lama steps down as political leader of Tibet-in-exile. His successor is an energetic Harvard lawyer who is also the son of a Buddhist monk and is a former “hardcore activist”. So will Lobsang Sangay be a tough operator in his country’s conflict with China? By Christine Toomey.
In India, nearly a million baby girls are aborted each year. And it’s not just an Asian phenomenon — ‘female foeticide’ is taking place worldwide.
Photographs: Heidi Levine
Trouble in paradise
Rising seas are threatening to engulf the Maldives, so the president wants to buy a new homeland for his people. But should he instead be looking to build a new one on the grave of the old? By Christine Toomey
The African queens
For most of the second world war, a young Jewish girl risked her life wandering through Europe. During her travels, she was adopted by wolves. Can Misha Defonseca’s amazing story be true? By Christine Toomey. Photographs Gigi Cohen
Waiting in pain
They were termed “essential military supplies” – cargoes of girls as young as 11, kidnapped and herded into rape camps to keep troops happy. Today the surviving comfort women still wait for Tokyo to say sorry.