Ruby Wax rose to fame making people laugh, but off-stage she spent years battling depression. Now, with a newly acquired master’s degree, she tells Nicola Slawson about her mission to get the topic of mental illness into the limelight
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Iran has agreed to temporarily suspend its nuclear programme in exchange for the relaxation of sanctions, which could boost its stagnant economy by $7bn
A new UN resolution means women will be given greater consultation during peace talks and calls for funding to promote women’s leadership
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Somali-born activist and former model Waris Dirie launches pioneering new centre in Berlin
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