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Automatic intellectuals

Journalists, doctors and lawyers thought theywere immune to automation.

The charts of contention

Google maps the world in a way that satisfies most users, but not all.

Who inhabits noman’s land?

The lost terrain where no-one can live turns out to be a paradise for animals.

Is Africa really the continent of the future?

Growth is galloping, but 61% of the population still lives in poverty.

Battling to battle

Female Peshmerga troops in Kurdistan fight their way to the front to face the enemy.

UN Notebook

Mogherini and Russia Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was in New York at the end of September for the United General Assembly, and the ensuing discussions among the world’s leaders on matters relating to ISIS/ISIL and climate change policy.

CHAMPIONS – Social networks try obligatory charity

Viral fakes aim to oblige footballers to devolve World Cup prizes in favour of Gaza victims.

FOOD&CULTURE – The ramen noodle invasion

Pre-cooked instant noodles have swept out of Asia and are swamping the world.

FILM – The director as dictator

Cinematic propaganda is in the eye of the beholder.

MUSIC – Those horrible pop songs that Theodor Adorno hated

Nothing but propaganda according to the Marxist critic, and so damned popular!


A Global Space for A Global Challenge: A Tale of Two Worlds

Taiwan 2024 Presidential Elections

The Climate Change Refugees of the Pacific

Slovakia: 2023 Prime Minister’s Elections

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