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Indian judicial crisis weighs on investor confidence

Indian judicial crisis weighs on investor confidence

Indian legal system is already known for years-long delays and a backlog of more than 25mn cases. Amid serious allegations of graft and sexual harassment, with a sitting High Court judge even being jailed for contempt of court, controversies surrounding judges have blotted India’s higher judiciary o

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UAE violation of Qatari airspace

Educating Myanmar’s youngest refugees

Educating Myanmar’s youngest refugees

Sofia Begum is a case study in the power of hope. Three months ago, armed vigilantes attacked the six-year-old’s village in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Sofia saw neighbours killed, an uncle wounded by gunfire, and her home razed.

Melania Trump, America’s enigmatic first lady

Melania Trump, America’s enigmatic first lady

Groomed to perfection yet rarely heard in public, Melania Trump is an enigma — a first lady whose opinions, marriage and goals remain a mystery to millions of Americans.

How UK could change its mind about Brexit

How UK could change its mind about Brexit

Will 2018 be the year when the United Kingdom changes its mind about leaving the European Union? Conventional wisdom says that stopping Brexit is impossible.

Winter Olympics can help push for Korean peace

Winter Olympics can help push for Korean peace

The fact that North Korea has agreed to send its athletes to the Winter Olympics in South Korea has raised hopes that the feuding neighbours could use the opportunity to calm frayed nerves in the volatile region, possibly leading to permanent peace.

Quitting smoking can add years, quality of life

Quitting smoking can add years, quality of life

As resolutions go, quitting smoking could be the most important choice on a smoker’s list.

‘Dementia towns’ in ageing Japan

‘Dementia towns’ in ageing Japan

It took a round of golf to convince Masashi Tsuda that something was really wrong with his memory.

New debt crisis looms for developing world

New debt crisis looms for developing world

Western bank loans for projects in Africa were to be paid off via rising commodity prices. At least that was the theory

Mediterranean-style diet may lower risk of prostate cancer

Mediterranean-style diet may lower risk of prostate cancer

The findings of a latest study that men who closely followed a Mediterranean-style diet (including fish, boiled potatoes, whole fruits, vegetables, legumes, olive oil, and minimal juices) had significantly lower risk for aggressive prostate cancer (PCa) throw up a new option for a preventive strateg

Polls key to bridging LatAm’s social divide

Polls key to bridging LatAm’s social divide

Despite a brightening economic picture, many countries need to do more to reduce the huge gap between rich and poor in the world’s most unequal region while ramping up spending on critical infrastructure, health and education

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