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Tale of cities #43: how Dubai’s World Trade Centre sold the city to the world

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In the 1970 s, the World Trade Centre stood beyond the leading edge of the city and convinced the world that oil-rich Dubai was open for business

There is a story told about Dubais World Trade Centre. It is about a businessman who came

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British couple celebrate after birth of first cloned puppy of its kind

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West Yorkshire couple Laura Jacques and Richard Remde enlisted South Korean firm offering dog-cloning service for PS 67,000

A British couple have constructed history after a surrogate puppy dedicated birth to the first cloned puppy of its kind on Boxing Day.
In the

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The digital war against Isis is being lost. What should be done? | Haroon K Ullah

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The digital war against Isis is being lost. What should be done? | Haroon K Ullah

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Islamic States web success has come through preying on young adherents annoyances, writes Haroon K Ullah, chief strategy policeman for the US governments Broadcasting Board of Governors

If the west( or rather western-backed militias) has won the ground war against Islamic State, then we

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Megaupload reboot? Founder Kim Dotcom schemes a relaunch in 2017

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Megaupload reboot? Founder Kim Dotcom schemes a relaunch in 2017

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Five years after the US government took down the site accusing it of piracy, tech entrepreneur tweets about schemes and hints new website will use bitcoin

Flamboyant German tech entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is planning to relaunch file-sharing website Megaupload in January 2017, five years

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Where the street have no statues: why do the Irish hate U2?

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Where the street have no statues: why do the Irish hate U2?

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Theyre bigger than Guinness and George Bernard Shaw. So why are Bono and co so unloved in their home country?

For three decades U2 have filled the worlds biggest stadia as easily as guitarist The Edge fits his trademark black beanie hat. The

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Pulse nightclub murder: questions over how suspect on FBI’s radar could buy firearms

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Omar Mateen was analyse at least twice for suspected terrorist sympathies but no evidence of wrongdoing was found

A day after the deadliest mass shooting in US history, questions are mounting over why the shooter Omar Mateen was legally able to buy an attack

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The Resistance Now: big, angry crowd to fight back against Trumpcare

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The Resistance Now: big, angry crowd to fight back against Trumpcare

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Activists resisting Trumps healthcare bill take the struggle to town hall; liberals raise$ 1m for Democratic challengers in 2018; and the GOP loves Bud Light

Republicans duck town halls after voting for Trumpcare…
After working hard to pass a bill that would

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‘I’m moving to Canada’: the policemen, pop superstars and athletes who made good on the threat

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‘I’m moving to Canada’: the policemen, pop superstars and athletes who made good on the threat

Posted By John Allen

From the female squash champ fleeing the Taliban, to the homosexual popstar who became a hit back in macho Brazil, its often Canadas newcomers who can tell its most dramatic stories

The cliched threat to move to Canada because of political unpleasantness in your

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Tale of cities #39: Shenzhen- from rural village to the world’s largest megalopolis

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When Leo Houng arrived in Shenzhen in 1974, it was an unremarkable Chinese settlement that smelled of countryside. Since then, he has witnessed the city rise up at a bewildering rate with little regard for the families caught in its path

It should be

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Will bitcoin ever be a safe investment or always a gamble?

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Will bitcoin ever be a safe investment or always a gamble?

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Demand is increasing, alongside criticism, so if you want to get involved in the cryptocurrency then awareness is key. Shane Hickey reports

The boss of JP Morgan was unequivocal about bitcoin at a recent conference in New York: the digital currency was merely fit

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