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May 29,2017 06:20
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One of the world's happiest economic stories comes from South Asia, but not India

Bangladesh's population of 160 million is as big as France, Germany, and the Netherlands combined. The country is also easily the poorest of the world's 10 most populous. Given its size and the depth of its poverty, the country's recent economic boom must rank as one of the world's happiest economic stories right now. According to the Asian Development Bank, Bangladesh&#...
May 27,2017 08:20
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The terror the world shrugs at

Islamist extremists cold-bloodedly kill at least 28 people, many of them children — and it doesn’t bring nonstop cable news coverage, because the world has already “normalized” terrorism in
May 22,2017 23:00
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Trump tells Israel Iran will never have nuclear weapons

Donald Trump arrived in Israel Monday and continued to strike a conciliatory tone, calling for all sides to work together to achieve peace in the region. Trump’s comments preceeded his visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem, the first by a sitting U.S. president to one of Judaism’s most holy sites.…
May 17,2017 17:20
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'World's longest cat' in bid for record recognition

A cat measuring almost four feet is vying for the title of the world's longest after taking Instagram by storm. Omar, a Maine Coon, measures 120cm from nose to tail, according to his owner. The 14kg feline is fed on raw kangaroo meat and needs a dog crate to be taken to the vet, the BBC reported.
May 17,2017 14:20
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Tanya Tagaq On World Cafe

The breathtaking vocalist explains how she's brought her own interpretation of Inuit throat singing together with punk and electronica.
May 17,2017 09:20
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Parchman: Your 2017 FIFA Under-20 World Cup tournament preview

The biggest youth soccer tournament in the world is nearly here. Whatever the reputation of other youth tournaments, the reality is the FIFA Under-20 World Cup remains the standard for major youth tourneys the world over. It’s the uppermost rung on the youth-only FIFA tournament ladder, and
May 17,2017 00:40
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How China Is Building the Post-Western World

Not infrequently, I bang on in this space and elsewhere about “parity between West and non-West.” I consider achieving this the single most pressing necessity of our century if we are to make an orderly world out of the deranged, dysfunctional botch those responsible for it still get away with c...
May 16,2017 08:40
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Island in south Pacific 'has world's worst plastic pollution'

Beaches of a remote British island in the South Pacific are littered with an estimated 37.7 million pieces of plastic, scientists have discovered. The level of plastic pollution at uninhabited Henderson Island, part of the UK's Pitcairn Islands territory, is worse than anywhere else in the world. Investigators visiting the island found up to 671 items of plastic on every square metre (10 sq f...
May 15,2017 10:20
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Why Amazon is eating the world

I co-founded a software startup in December. Each month, I send out an update to our investors to keep them updated on our progress. But the past month was a..
May 10,2017 14:00
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FBI chief James Comey fired by Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump says FBI director James Comey's firing "will mark a new beginning" for the FBI. The White House says the search for a replacement will begin immediately.