Greece’s economic crisis has disappeared from the minds of many in Europe, but inside the country, the pain is only getting worse    

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For 40 years, the reclusive photographer was obsessed with the crumbling Chilean port, drawn as much by its sordid side as its romance

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‘I think it is no overstatement to say that people who claim not to like musicals are terrible human beings’

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Entrepreneur Jim Estill spent $1.5m helping refugees find a new home

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