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Financial crisis rules for banks eased by US Senate

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:57pm
The draft bill exempts banks with less than $250bn in assets from strict oversight under the Dodd-Frank Act.

Perumal Murugan: India's 'dead' writer returns with searing novel

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:36pm
Perumal Murugan makes a comeback after he declared his writing 'dead' to protest right-wing attacks.

The elderly backpacker who's inspiring young Chinese

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 9:40pm
A retired teacher who travels alone gets Chinese people talking about seizing freedom in old age.

Letter from Africa: Why Nigeria's hate speech bill is a jokes killer

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 9:19pm
Nigeria is debating a hate speech bill which, if passed, would condemn to death those found guilty.

The trouble telling aid workers and jihadists apart

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 8:51pm
Why it is not always as easy as it should be to keep track of people entering war zones.

How to stop birds smashing into windows

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 8:35pm
The city that decided to stop birds crashing into buildings.

The German entrepreneurs celebrating their mistakes

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 8:28pm
Talking about failure is taboo in Germany, and it could be holding business back.

From Syria to safety in Pakistan: 'We left children in Eastern Ghouta'

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 8:18pm
An elderly Pakistani couple talk about life under siege in Syria, and how their relatives clung to them.

African women 'inspire comic book heroes'

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 8:14pm
You've heard of Wonder Woman and Black Panther, but what about Queen Amina and Ireti Moremi?

Libya migrants: Smuggling network arrest warrants issued

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 6:23pm
The arrest warrants include accusations of human trafficking, torture, murder and rape.

The seven places where women earn more than men in US

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 6:02pm
A new analysis by Stateline found only seven communities where women make significantly more than men.

Florida shooting: Students vow 'never again' in US walkout

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 5:16pm
Thousands of students across the country left their classrooms in a call for gun reform.

Salisbury poisoning attack: 'US stands in solidarity with Britain'

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 5:10pm
US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, says Russia is behind an attack on former spy Sergei Skripal in the UK.

Oklahoma to use nitrogen gas for executions

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:43pm
The state would be the first in the US to use nitrogen-induced hypoxia on death-row inmates.

Syria war: What brought it about?

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 3:38pm
What began as a peaceful uprising against President Assad in 2011 has become a full-scale civil war.

Russian spy: Why the UK is expelling diplomats

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 3:25pm
The government's expulsion of 23 embassy officials in response to the Skripal case is explained.

Blood testing firm in $700m fraud charge

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 2:57pm
The blood testing company, its founder and former president are charged with deceiving investors.

Slovakia PM Robert Fico 'ready to quit' over Jan Kuciak murder

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 2:50pm
Robert Fico says he is ready to resign after a journalist's murder but only if there is no early election.

Italy police break up macrobiotics slavery 'sect'

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 2:25pm
Group leaders are accused of enslaving victims by brainwashing them into a strict eating regime.

Brexit: Brussels picks up the pace as paperwork mounts

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 2:10pm
Officials have been locked in epically-long meetings, revising the first draft of the withdrawal treaty.


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