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War and climate change are overwhelming Somalia

Published on May 22, 2024 08:00 AM IST

It has already been battered by three decades of conflict

Somali boys play with a replica of a gun during the Eid al-Fitr celebrations, marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Mogadishu, Somalia April 10, 2024. REUTERS/Feisal Omar(REUTERS)
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Why Mexico’s largest-ever election matters

The results will determine the political environment in which Mexico’s next president operates

A list of polling station locations for the next election on June 2 is on display outside the Electoral Institute of Michoacan in Morelia, Michoacan State, Mexico, on May 16, 2024.�. As elsewhere, criminals in the town of Maravatio use threats or bullets to ensure their favored candidates are elected on June 2, when the country will also choose a new president. Across the country, 28 candidates have been killed since the electoral process began on September 23, according to the non-governmental organization Data Civica. (Photo by ALFREDO ESTRELLA / AFP)(AFP)
Published on May 21, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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A renowned, mysterious photographer of the American civil war

“Double Exposure” examines the enduring work of Timothy O’Sullivan

Timothy H. O'Sullivan (Cowan's Auctions/ Wikimedia Commons)
Published on May 20, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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The first endometriosis drug in four decades is on the horizon

At last, progress is being made on a condition that affects one woman in ten

Medicine (Shutterstock/ Representational image)
Published on May 19, 2024 08:30 AM IST
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Understand South Korea, a success story with a dark side

Five books and a film that explain why the country is a cultural superpower as well as an economic one

South Korea: The South Korean national flag is seen.(AFP)
Published on May 19, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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At a UN review, China basks in the flattery of friendly countries

While dismissing criticism as lies

FILE - The symbol of the United Nations is displayed outside the Secretariat Building during an emergency meeting of the UN General Assembly, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, at the United Nations Headquarters, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)(AP)
Published on May 18, 2024 08:30 AM IST
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A clear-eyed look at the neuroscience of mental health

Among other things, Camilla Nord explains why some treatments work better than others

 mental health (Image by Freepik)
Published on May 18, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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Elon Musk’s X is especially vulnerable to an ad boycott

The perils of telling advertisers to clear off

Elon Musk REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo)(REUTERS)
Published on May 17, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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Why India’s election is the most expensive in the world

It is not just because of its size

A model of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) outside the Election Commission of India (ECI) office in New Delhi. (PTI)
Published on May 16, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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Ukraine will hold if it gets the arms it needs, says a top general

An interview with Lieutenant General Oleksandr Pavliuk, head of Ukraine’s ground forces

FILE PHOTO: Commander of the Joint Forces Oleksandr Pavliuk visits combat positions of the Ukrainian armed forces near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels, near the village of Bohdanivka in the Donetsk region, Ukraine February 19, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on May 15, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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Could the International Criminal Court indict Binyamin Netanyahu?

Rumours abound that an arrest warrant is imminent for Israel’s prime minister

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (AFP)
Published on May 14, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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Threats to Europe’s economy are mounting. Finance can help fortify it

Time to press ahead with banking and capital-market reforms

FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a 20 and 50 Euro bank notes in front of an ATM in this illustration picture taken in Bern January 16, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Hodel/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on May 13, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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How to handle populists: a CEO’s survival guide

Western businesses are learning to live with volatile electoral politics around the world

The CEOs find little comfort closer to home. (Pixabay)
Published on May 12, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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Fed up with Biden v Trump II? Some succour from fictional rematches

From “Moby Dick”, “Star Wars” and “Rocky” to the presidential election

 Darth Vader
Published on May 11, 2024 08:30 AM IST
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The wider lessons of Scotland’s political turmoil

Humza Yousaf’s resignation is the latest in a string of setbacks

Scotland's First Minister Humza Yousaf arrives to announce his resignation during a statement, at Bute House, in Edinburgh, on April 29, 2024. Humza Yousaf resigns as Scotland's first minister just days before he was due to face two confidence votes in his leadership and government. The 39-year-old politician has endured a torrid few days since ending the SNP's ruling coalition with the Scottish Greens in the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh. (Photo by Andrew Milligan / POOL / AFP)(AFP)
Published on May 11, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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A promising technique could make blood types mutually compatible

That would ease the demand for type-O donors

In the roughly 50% of people with type O, the sugars are harmless, allowing their blood to be transfused into any needy body(Pixabay)
Published on May 10, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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Who is supplying Russia’s arms industry?

A Russian soldier stands guard near a M2 Bradley fighting vehicle captured from Kyiv forces during the fighting in Ukraine, loaded on platform of an agit-train during an event to promote the Russian military operation in Ukraine at the Moskovsky railway station in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, May 4, 2024. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)(AP)
Published on May 09, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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Beware, global jihadists are back on the march

They are using the war in Gaza to radicalise a new generation

Terrorism is a grisly theatre of violence, for which mega-events offer a tempting stage. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani(REUTERS/Representative Image)
Published on May 08, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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Students take Columbia building; backlash to discrimination law

Our daily political update, featuring the stories that matter

FILE PHOTO: Police stand guard near an encampment of protesters supporting Palestinians on the grounds of Columbia University, during the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in New York City, U.S., April 30, 2024. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on May 07, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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Japan is wrong to try to prop up the yen

Supporting the currency is expensive and futile

The yen has been falling primarily because of simple economic logic.(REUTERS)
Published on May 06, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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How ruthless is Amazon, really?

It is too simplistic to portray business as a battle of might versus right

FILE - An Amazon logo appears on an Amazon delivery van in Boston, Oct. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)(AP)
Published on May 05, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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How much do Palestinians pay to get out of Gaza?

Middlemen are profiting from Gazans’ desperation

Palestinian children play with hula hoops near makeshift tent camp as schools remain closed due to Israel's military offensive, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip April 28, 2024. REUTERS/Ramadan Abed(REUTERS)
Published on May 05, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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Can scientists save your morning cup of coffee?

A warming planet threatens the world’s favourite drug

Global warming threatens the world’s coffee supply. (Pixabay)
Published on May 04, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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Romantasy brings dragons and eroticism together. At last

Novels starring hot fairies are selling millions of copies

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien: (Pexels)
Published on May 04, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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Climate change is slowing Earth’s rotation

This simplifies things for the world’s timekeepers

Tidal forces, combined with the roiling currents in Earth’s core and the redistribution of ice sheets at its surface, cause the planet’s rate of spin to vary ever so slightly from year to year.(Pixabay)
Published on May 03, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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Why leaving the ECHR would be a bad idea for Britain

The next litmus test of Tory purity

Britain is bound by international treaties such as the European Convention on Human Rights not to hand over citizens where they are at risk of torture. (File Photo/For representational purposes)
Published on May 02, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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The Maldives is cosying up to China

A landslide election confirms the trend

Maldives' President Mohamed Muizzu (C) stands during the national salute at a rally to celebrate the victory in the parliamentary elections, in Male on April 22, 2024. A landslide parliamentary election victory for the Maldives' pro-China president clears the way for him to redraw the physical and geopolitical map of his strategically-located Indian Ocean archipelago in Beijing's favour, diplomats and analysts say. (Photo by Mohamed Afrah / AFP)(AFP)
Published on May 01, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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How to build a global business empire in the 21st century

Disney, Ford, Microsoft and the age of the quasi-merger

FILE PHOTO: Toy figures of people are seen in front of the displayed Disney + logo, in this illustration taken January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 30, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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America’s $61bn aid package buys Ukraine time

It must use it wisely

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden wears a pin with U.S. and Ukrainian flags as he speaks after signing into law a bill providing billions of dollars of new aid to Ukraine for its war with Russia, at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 24, 2024. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 29, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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Who’s the big boss of the global south?

In a dog-eat-dog world, competition is fierce

 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)'s classification of economies.(Specialgst/Wikimedia Commons)
Published on Apr 26, 2024 08:00 AM IST
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