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Zero Hedge
The Case For Brexitquestion. Funnily enough, my first response to the letter to the Times, that h
The Case For Brexit
Zero Hedge / Posted an hour ago
question. Funnily enough, my first response to the letter to the Times, that highly-orchestrated, Orwellian protestation of orthodoxy, was to tweet about the infamous 364 economists who wrote decrying Howe’s 1981 budget under Thatcher. Ditto the... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Ethiopian MK Meets Visiting African Women, Advocates Merging Israeli Tech with ‘Fertile African Soil’Neguise with African delegation / Courtesy MK Avraham Neguise (Likud) on Monda
Ethiopian MK Meets Visiting African Women, Advocates Merging Israeli Tech with ‘Fertile African Soil’
The Jewish Press / Posted 3 hours ago
Neguise with African delegation / Courtesy MK Avraham Neguise (Likud) on Monday met at the Knesset with a delegation of prominent women from several African countries, including women from academia and education, as well as members of... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
No country for academics: Chinese crackdown forces intellectuals abroadAs Chinese activist and scholar Teng Biao sat at home on the east coast of Amer
No country for academics: Chinese crackdown forces intellectuals abroad
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 4 hours ago
As Chinese activist and scholar Teng Biao sat at home on the east coast of America, more than 13,000km (8,000 miles) away his wife and nine-year-old daughter were preparing to embark on the most dangerous journey of their lives. “My wife didn’t tell... Read more
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The New Yorker
The Great Swiss Bank HeistA few days before Christmas in 2008, Hervé Falciani was in a meeting at his off
The Great Swiss Bank Heist
The New Yorker / Posted yesterday
A few days before Christmas in 2008, Hervé Falciani was in a meeting at his office, in Geneva, when a team of police officers arrived to arrest him. Falciani, who was thirty-six, worked for H.S.B.C., then the largest bank in the world. He was on the... Read more
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Canberra Times
Canberra's top 10 power couples revealedThe Prime Minister and his accomplished wife may sit clear at the top of this y
Canberra's top 10 power couples revealed
Canberra Times / Posted 2 days ago
The Prime Minister and his accomplished wife may sit clear at the top of this year's list of Canberra's power couples, but they share with the large majority of the pairings the thread of government work. Professional couples with a direct link to... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Getting economy goingAfter Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha led the the National Council for Peace and Order (N
Getting economy going
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 3 days ago
After Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha led the the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to seize control of the country on May 22, 2014, the coup's theme song was released shortly after, stating his promises to "return happiness" to Thai people through... Read more
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Architect Magazine
North Korea is building something other than nukes: architecture with some zingFor North Koreans, architecture is a reflection of their society, so the change
North Korea is building something other than nukes: architecture with some zing
Architect Magazine / Posted 3 days ago
For North Koreans, architecture is a reflection of their society, so the changes in development are said to provide the outside world a lens into the political and economic state of the country. Having inherited the reigns of the isolated nation, Kim... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Commentary: Duterte’s economic agendaAll systems go as far as presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte’s economic agend
Commentary: Duterte’s economic agenda
Pilipino Star / Posted 5 days ago
All systems go as far as presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte’s economic agenda is concerned. It seems we are in for another Singapore in the making, taking off from a mediocre economy that is “oligarchical" in character to a progressive economy... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Tax, Benefits and Singapore’s barely useful triple A rating « Opinion « TR EMERITUSThe 3 lowest quintiles representing 60% of households received more benefits th
Tax, Benefits and Singapore’s barely useful triple A rating « Opinion « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 5 days ago
The 3 lowest quintiles representing 60% of households received more benefits than taxes paid. The 2nd richest quintile received less benefit than tax paid by about £5,000 (S$10,000). Only the top or richest quintile received significantly less... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
00PM Water Coolerthe Big Lie that a chair was tossed or brandished. Shocking, I know. At the sam
00PM Water Cooler
Naked Capitalism / Posted 5 days ago
the Big Lie that a chair was tossed or brandished. Shocking, I know. At the same time, the only documented incident of violence comes from Wendell Pierce, a Clinton supporter, who was arrested for “battery” after assaulting a Sanders... Read more
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Hospitality Net
DoubleTree by Hilton Debuts in Suzhou CityFlagship hotel in China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park extends Hilton Worldwi
DoubleTree by Hilton Debuts in Suzhou City
Hospitality Net / Posted 5 days ago
Flagship hotel in China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park extends Hilton Worldwide’s presence in eastern China SUZHOU, China and MCLEAN, Va. -- Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) and DoubleTree by Hilton today... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Will he or won’t he?united. The eight-point agenda enunciated by incoming Finance Secretary Carlos
Will he or won’t he?
Manila Standard Today / Posted 6 days ago
united. The eight-point agenda enunciated by incoming Finance Secretary Carlos “Sonny” Dominguez has gained the support of the business community and even foreign institutions. This augurs well for the country. We must preserve the sound... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Singapore, China exchange views on social governance in a diverse societySINGAPORE: At the third Singapore-China Social Governance Forum on Tuesday (May
Singapore, China exchange views on social governance in a diverse society
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 6 days ago
SINGAPORE: At the third Singapore-China Social Governance Forum on Tuesday (May 17), the two countries exchanged views on how to cope with common challenges in governing a diverse society. Singapore has created an environment where everyone -... Read more
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Western Advocate
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsThe new measure is kept secret because of sensitivity around the potential to n
The problem with how we measure success in schools
Western Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
The new measure is kept secret because of sensitivity around the potential to name and shame. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High School, students are beating drums as part of a program that combines music with therapy. The steady rhythm... Read more
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The Temasek Review
The Chinese Ideologue (Part 2) « A – H « Columnists « TR EMERITUSThe continuous humiliation of the Chinese by the West in the late 19th and earl
The Chinese Ideologue (Part 2) « A – H « Columnists « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 7 days ago
The continuous humiliation of the Chinese by the West in the late 19th and early 20th century prompted many intellectuals to turn away from Chinese intellectual and cultural traditions that reached its height of antagonism with the “May Fourth New... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Racial, religious harmony in Singapore a result of give-and-takeSINGAPORE: The racial and religious harmony that Singapore enjoys is a result o
Racial, religious harmony in Singapore a result of give-and-take
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
SINGAPORE: The racial and religious harmony that Singapore enjoys is a result of give-and-take between the different communities in the country, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said. “This is something which we have to always continue to work upon,... Read more
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Business Standard India
NPAs a creation of business cycles, courts can't resolve these, says JaitleyThe National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre will complete t
NPAs a creation of business cycles, courts can't resolve these, says Jaitley
Business Standard India / Posted 8 days ago
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre will complete two years in office in 10 days. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley — in his first interview since the passage of the Union Budget — indicated the next big challenge would be to... Read more
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Business Standard India
We need healthier PSU banks; wait for a few days, says Arun JaitleyOn taxes: In favour of reasonable taxation On growth: Raising it above 7-8% wo
We need healthier PSU banks; wait for a few days, says Arun Jaitley
Business Standard India / Posted 8 days ago
On taxes: In favour of reasonable taxation On growth: Raising it above 7-8% would be a challenge On labour reforms: Unions should understand the importance of job creation On disinvestment: Looking at hotels for strategic sales The National... Read more
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Business Standard India
We need healthier PSU banks; wait for a few days: Arun JaitleyOn taxes: In favour of reasonable taxation On growth: Raising it above 7-8% wo
We need healthier PSU banks; wait for a few days: Arun Jaitley
Business Standard India / Posted 8 days ago
On taxes: In favour of reasonable taxation On growth: Raising it above 7-8% would be a challenge On labour reforms: Unions should understand the importance of job creation On disinvestment: Looking at hotels for strategic sales The National... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 8 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
More than 3,000 migrant workers celebrate May Day at new recreation centreSINGAPORE: More than 3,000 migrant workers took a breather for some fun on Sund
More than 3,000 migrant workers celebrate May Day at new recreation centre
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 days ago
SINGAPORE: More than 3,000 migrant workers took a breather for some fun on Sunday (May 15) at a day-long May Day celebration organised by the Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC). The celebration took place at the new Terusan Recreation Centre (TRC) in... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 8 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
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The Young Witness
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
The Young Witness / Posted 8 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
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Western Advocate
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
Western Advocate / Posted 8 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
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The Age
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsIn a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High School, students are beating drum
The problem with how we measure success in schools
The Age / Posted 8 days ago
In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High School, students are beating drums as part of a program that combines music with therapy. The steady rhythm and varied intensity of the drum beat is providing relief from trauma for students who have seen... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsIn a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High School, students are beating drum
The problem with how we measure success in schools
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 9 days ago
In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High School, students are beating drums as part of a program that combines music with therapy. The steady rhythm and varied intensity of the drum beat is providing relief from trauma for students who have seen... Read more
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The Courier
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
The Courier / Posted 9 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 9 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
16 related stories
9d
The Young Witness
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
The Young Witness / Posted 9 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
16 related stories
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Western Advocate
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
Western Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
16 related stories
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Kiama Independent
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
Kiama Independent / Posted 9 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
16 related stories
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Manning River Times
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
Manning River Times / Posted 9 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 9 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
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The North West Star
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
The North West Star / Posted 9 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
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Daily Liberal
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
Daily Liberal / Posted 9 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
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The Border Mail
The problem with how we measure success in schoolsStandardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Au
The problem with how we measure success in schools
The Border Mail / Posted 9 days ago
Standardised test results hide widespread decline in academic performance of Australian students, but the NSW Department of Education is quietly working on a more sophisticated measure of school success. In a demountable classroom at Cabramatta High... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Defenders of 'kiasu-ism' have got it wrong: NMP Kuik Shiao-YinSINGAPORE: When Nominated Member of Parliament Kuik Shiao-Yin stood up in Parli
Defenders of 'kiasu-ism' have got it wrong: NMP Kuik Shiao-Yin
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 days ago
SINGAPORE: When Nominated Member of Parliament Kuik Shiao-Yin stood up in Parliament in April this year, she took aim at “kiasu-ism” and the “national habit of fear”. She said it had resulted in huge, costly trade-offs in human development, manpower... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Defenders of 'kiausu-ism' have got it wrong: NMP Kuik Shiao-YinSINGAPORE: When Nominated Member of Parliament Kuik Shiao-Yin stood up in Parli
Defenders of 'kiausu-ism' have got it wrong: NMP Kuik Shiao-Yin
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 10 days ago
SINGAPORE: When Nominated Member of Parliament Kuik Shiao-Yin stood up in Parliament in April this year, she took aim at “kiasu-ism” and the “national habit of fear”. She said it had resulted in huge, costly trade-offs in human development, manpower... Read more
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Asian journal
My reflections on the 2016 Philippine electionscongratulations! I pray for your new calling and wish you all the best. You hav
My reflections on the 2016 Philippine elections
Asian journal / Posted 10 days ago
congratulations! I pray for your new calling and wish you all the best. You have six years, sir. I will hope with the rest of my country that despite the issues surrounding you, that somehow you will be able to succeed on a national level. I give... Read more
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The Temasek Review
The Chinese Ideologue (Part 2) « Bernard K « A – H « Columnists « TR EMERITUSThe continuous humiliation of the Chinese by the West in the late 19th and earl
The Chinese Ideologue (Part 2) « Bernard K « A – H « Columnists « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 10 days ago
The continuous humiliation of the Chinese by the West in the late 19th and early 20th century prompted many intellectuals to turn away from Chinese intellectual and cultural traditions that reached its height of antagonism with the “May Fourth New... Read more
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The Manila Times
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib is secure for now Forecastproblems at state investment fund 1MDB, along with probes into its financial ir
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib is secure for now Forecast
The Manila Times / Posted 10 days ago
problems at state investment fund 1MDB, along with probes into its financial irregularities, will prolong political and economic uncertainty. Malaysia’s disparate states will seek to exploit the ruling coalition’s vulnerability to exact greater... Read more
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The Financial Express
Easier to file tax returns in India, than in US: Raghuram Rajanas compared to in the US (Reuters) He also asserted that developed nations mus
Easier to file tax returns in India, than in US: Raghuram Rajan
The Financial Express / Posted 10 days ago
as compared to in the US (Reuters) He also asserted that developed nations must do their part in tackling the problem of corruption as money taken out illegally from developing countries often find its way to places like London. Replying to a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Mauritius Hosts the 23rd International Council for Commercial Arbitration CongressArbitration is one of the peaceful means to resolve many disputes at the negoti
Mauritius Hosts the 23rd International Council for Commercial Arbitration Congress
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Arbitration is one of the peaceful means to resolve many disputes at the negotiating table and the United Nations has contributed significantly to the development of international arbitration, said the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr Ban... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Auckland ready for economic summitFriday, 13 May 2016, 3:28 pmPress Release: Auckland CouncilMedia release13 May
Auckland ready for economic summit
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 11 days ago
Friday, 13 May 2016, 3:28 pmPress Release: Auckland CouncilMedia release13 May 2016Around 700 senior political representatives and business leaders have begun gathering in Auckland... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
IAG/State Insurance and The Roger Awardlatest outrage by IAG/State Insurance just goes to show why it was such a worth
IAG/State Insurance and The Roger Award
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 11 days ago
latest outrage by IAG/State Insurance just goes to show why it was such a worthy winner of the 2015 Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand.As we said, when we... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Let’s make space for differencediversity in the world at large, Ian Harris writes. Colonised New Zealand bega
Let’s make space for difference
Otago Daily Times / Posted 11 days ago
diversity in the world at large, Ian Harris writes. Colonised New Zealand began as a largely homogeneous Christian society, remaining so until well into last century. Now the reverse is true: in terms of religion, our society has become... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Behind Singapore's success in the IB: More tuition?SINGAPORE: Behind the closed doors of a grey, nondescript facility at the spraw
Behind Singapore's success in the IB: More tuition?
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 12 days ago
SINGAPORE: Behind the closed doors of a grey, nondescript facility at the sprawling one-north business park, groups of teenagers gather every day with one goal in mind: to get the necessary knowledge to score a top grade in the International... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Meet the Global Leaders Heading WEF Africa 2016The 2016 World Economic Forum on Africa, taking place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 1
Meet the Global Leaders Heading WEF Africa 2016
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
The 2016 World Economic Forum on Africa, taking place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 11 to 13 May, will bring together business, government and civil society leaders to discuss and agree on important issues facing the future of the continent, and the... Read more
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Namibia Economist
For king, then countryWar. By Yasmin Khan. Oxford University Press; 416 pages; $29.95. Published in B
For king, then country
Namibia Economist / Posted 12 days ago
War. By Yasmin Khan. Oxford University Press; 416 pages; $29.95. Published in Britain as The Raj at War: A People's History of India's Second World War.Bodley Head; £25. India’s War: World War II and the Making of Modern South Asia. By Srinath... Read more
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The Star
Thursday, May 12per US$ *It declined 0.02% to 4.5958 per euro *Up 0.17% to 5.8377 to the poun
Thursday, May 12
The Star / Posted 12 days ago
per US$ *It declined 0.02% to 4.5958 per euro *Up 0.17% to 5.8377 to the pound sterling *0.11% higher to 2.9423 per Singapore dollar *0.17% higher to 2.9589 per Aussie *Up 0.33% to 3.7092 per 100 yen Energy Oil jumped on Wednesday, with... Read more
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