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Only one week remains until America's mid-term elections. See our up-to-date interactive map
"Rockets are tricky" - painfully true for Orbital Sciences today
If you own a gun, you'll see this ad on TV. If you don't, you'll see something else
The geography of unemployment: could location influence how long it takes to find a job?
"They really are evil bastards. And I use them all the time because they're wonderful."
Where are the most expensive places to own a car? #econarchive 2013
#Dailychart: Doing business in Europe's periphery is hampered by slow legal systems
This #map of galaxies lets you see in 3D: up, down, left, right—and out through the universe
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Embassies in London are worth a lot. If Tuvalu sold up, it could pay 11% of its national debt
Pakistan's Taliban may have fallen apart, but Jihadist militancy often evolves for the worse
Private companies have been hugely underestimated in China
The recent resignation of two ministers is a blow to Shinzo Abe's efforts to boost the standing of women in Japan
Has the tattooing frenzy in Britain peaked?
Chinese phonemakers are preparing to take on the world
The virtue of geothermal electricity is that it can provide base-load power, flexible power or anything in between
The auctioning of a master forger's works in Britain has threatened to open old wounds
"I want to honour the songs." In this, Annie Lennox has surely succeeded
49% of Americans think churches should speak out about political matters; 48% disagree
100 years after Jonas Salk's birth, polio is maddeningly close to extinction #econarchive
A grassroots campaign in Sicily emphasises the commercial benefit of refusing to pay protection money to the mafia
US mid-terms: our interactive #Dailychart looks at the battle for the senate
1000 ethnic groups lumped together by colonial mapmakers. But bids for secession are now rare
Thought provoking long read- The third great wave via @TheEconomist
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Boris Johnson may one day soon become prime minister. Does he deserve to? Of course not
In Nigeria, corruption and Boko Haram means the north is imploding while the south is booming
The Economist explains how British politicians hope to cut immigration
A new book argues that the North Sea was the cradle of European civilisation
Young, talented Oscar Taveras is the latest victim of the Dominican Republic's deadly highways
Social kissing in France is a cultural labyrinth
A new book contends that the toxic life of Kaiser Willhelm II led to the rise of Adolf Hitler
Not even the mightiest can rule alone. Narendra Modi relies on two old allies, both crucial
Between 2007 and 2013 the ratio of government debt to GDP in the euro area rose from 66% to 93%
Xi Jinping has quickly become, to all appearances, the most powerful leader in China since Deng Xiaoping
The journey of a virus: see our interactive map, up-to-date with new figures including Mali
Ukraine's elections send a pro-western message, but the country faces a daunting test
Sadly, Comet Siding Spring just missed colliding with Mars. But at least they got this photo
Leyla Yunus was one of Azerbaijan's leading activists documenting political prisoners – until she became one
Dylan Thomas-"An alcoholic is someone you don't like who drinks as much as you do". On writers and booze #econarchive
Ebola in graphics: with up-to-date figures including the recent case in Mali
If GDP counted, not people, Neves would be Brazil's president, not Rousseff. Our #Dailychart:
The ECB's stress tests have not helped Italy's banks; banking union may do
Brazil's presidential election was tight: the ups and downs of each candidate's popularity
The death penalty is on the rise: each year, more countries kill more of their people
What are America's mid-term elections, and why do they matter?
Skiving is both art and science. Our guide to thriving at work with the minimum of effort
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