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A quarter of public school teachers in rural India don't show up to work econ.st/1SjBRC6
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Britain restricts Ai Weiwei’s visa. The timing raises interesting questions econ.st/1DcRlRE
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Children enjoy playing in a tomato pool during the 13th Hwacheon Tomato Festival on Sanae-myeon in Hwacheon-gun, northeast of Seoul, South Korea, July 31st 2015. The festival runs from July 30th to August 2nd. EPA/Jeon Heon-Kyun #tomatofestival #SouthKorea #Hwacheon
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While gun-wielding bystanders rarely curtail killings, they may aim badly and confuse the cops econ.st/1H9RD6U
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Xi Jinping’s fight against corruption in the military continues econ.st/1gsMXnx
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Pakistan discovered that 17% of its schools are non-existent econ.st/1U8Qh5v
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The Economist explains China’s botched stockmarket rescue econ.st/1DeHWJ2
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By bombing the Kurds, as well as Islamic State, Erdogan is adding to the Middle East's chaos econ.trib.al/4w8lyEk
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Beijing has won the 2022 Winter Olympics. Why would anyone want it, anyway? econ.st/1DV8uu1
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Dubai is a hub for firms doing business in the Middle East and Africa. Iran is two hours away econ.st/1Sn6x5t
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Outside the Bird's Nest, also known as the National Stadium in Beijing, performers cheer ahead of the announcement of the winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach announced on July 31st 2015 that the winning city is Beijing, China. Cre
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Beijing will stage the winter Olympics in the desert. Qatar was robbed econ.st/1DeMBLc
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The more François Hollande does on the world stage, the less he excites his voters econ.st/1ICT1WU
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Just because you can move the stars in their courses, it doesn't mean you should econ.st/1gp5YHw
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Britain's home secretary is now personally "looking into" the Ai Weiwei visa controversy econ.st/1SQyI7J
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Is Vladimir Putin right be feeling so confident about his country’s diplomatic power? econ.st/1Dczfzi
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First world private schools are for the rich elite. What about in developing countries? econ.st/1DbyHd3
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In developing countries, the poor go to private schools and rich to state schools econ.st/1SjzkYF
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Think Lord Sewel was bad? Here are a few convicted crooks who are *still* members of the Lords econ.st/1U9FA2M
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In 2010 drinkers from the Middle East quaffed more that the Brits and the French put together econ.st/1D8Ue5Z
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A third of children in Africa who complete four years of schooling cannot read properly econ.st/1Is0cLf
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Companies should beware of dubious generalisations about millennials econ.st/1H6MbBv
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In many poor countries, state schools are often plagued by teacher strikes and absenteeism econ.st/1SOpF7s
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Britain’s chief bank-basher is fired, as the government goes softer on the City econ.st/1HNzz66
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