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“Only a deluge can save São Paulo”: could South America’s biggest metropolis run out of water?
Why an electric car may be much dirtier than a petrol one
Which supermarket has Christmas dinner all wrapped up?
British offshore wind farms' output is soaring. More are needed, but costs must come down
China’s Communist Party is waging a low-tech, old-fashioned campaign to sell itself
The café siege in Sydney will spark fresh debate about vulnerability to terrorism
Illinois risks default if it fails to tackle its public-pension crisis
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The Federal Reserve meets, and it's the best of all worlds:
Chemical clues preserved in old bones allows diagnosis of ancient ailments
Political Islam is under pressure from generals, monarchs, jihadists—and voters
Cultural losses seem to pale in the face of human suffering. But they are often inseparable
Rising persecution suggests atheism and humanism are being recognised as cohesive world-views
By ignoring protesters’ demands for free elections, Hong Kong’s government wore them down
The world’s drinkers are moderating the growth in their consumption
After seven years at zero, US interest rates will begin to return to normal in 2015
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How wrong can a police officer be before policing crosses the line?
Sony’s experience highlights that one shouldn't store passwords in a file entitled “Password”
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The reality of sleeper trains is not that of the art-deco bars featured in 1950s spy fiction
The world economy in 2015 will carry troubling echoes of the late 1990s
The Economist explains why Japan's opposition parties are so hopeless
A deep recession is now a certainty for Russia in 2015. Things could get much worse
What's more important to you: sex, or mobile internet? 14% of EU consumers picked abstinence