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Slavery or Servitude. And a Speck of Sawdust.

The brutal, medieval-like practises of Islamic State and Boko Haram are shocking for most of the twenty-first century inhabitants of planet Earth.
Especially citizens in the western democracies react with abhorrence to the scenes they see and practises they hear of. 350 more words

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Turning drone races into a money-spinner

SOME sports, such as wrestling and sprinting, claim long histories. They were portrayed in cave paintings thousands of years ago. Others are just lifting off. The racing of drones is, thus far, a niche activity, but several firms are betting on it. 164 more words

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Another bomb is detonated aboard an international flight

THE extraordinary events that unfolded over the skies of Somalia on February 2nd have now become clearer. About 15 minutes after Daallo Airlines Flight 159 departed from Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, an explosive device carried by Abdullahi Abdisalam Borleh, one of the passengers, blew a gaping hole just above the right wing of the plane (a spot identified in al-Qaeda literature as being the most effective place to detonate a bomb). 111 more words

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Markets and economics: Falling bank shares: a bad omen?

ANOTHER worry has been added to the long list plaguing equity markets this year. Bank shares have been falling fast, particularly those in Europe, which in morning trading, were down 22% so far this year. 192 more words

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What does the rise of adult-only hotels mean for business travellers?

WHEN it comes to young children and travelling, people divide into two camps. You either have kids, in which case you bemoan every restriction placed upon them, or you don’t, in which case you tut at every concession they enjoy. 144 more words

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Falling bank shares: a bad omen?

ANOTHER worry has been added to the long list plaguing equity markets this year. Bank shares have been falling fast, particularly those in Europe, which in morning trading, were… 136 more words

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IN THE NEWS: The Economist (21 January 2016)

(FROM THE ARTICLE “Are Results in Top Journals To Be Trusted?”)  A paper recently published in the American Economic Journal, entitled “Star Wars: The Empirics Strike Back”, “analyses 50,000 tests published between 2005 and 2011 in three top American journals. 106 more words
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