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Foreign aid: A waste of money or an aid to world stability? Here are the facts
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Foreign aid: A waste of money or an aid to world stability? Here are the facts

In 2013, a man carries a bag of food delivered by the U.S. Agency for International Development to a refugee camp in Bossangoa, Central African Republic. (Fred Dufour / AFP/Getty Images)

It has long been a divisive issue: how much …

Rupee unlikely to extend surprise rally; may reverse gains by year-end
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Rupee unlikely to extend surprise rally; may reverse gains by year-end

Rupee rallied 4.7% between January and March, its best first quarter in 42 years since 1975. It has further appreciated since then with overall about 6% rise in 2017 year-to-date, touching its 20-month high of 63.92 per dollar in late …

SBI declines to share quantum of money in suspended accounts
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SBI declines to share quantum of money in suspended accounts

The section bars disclosure of information which would disproportionately divert the resources of the public authority or would be detrimental to the safety or preservation of the record in question. (Reuters)

The SBI has declined to share the quantum of …

Hunt announces plans for inquiry into rogue surgeon Ian Paterson
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Hunt announces plans for inquiry into rogue surgeon Ian Paterson

Jeremy Hunt has announced plans to hold an inquiry into rogue surgeon Ian Paterson, who was last week convicted of carrying out “completely unnecessary” operations on patients.

The breast cancer surgeon was found guilty of 17 counts of wounding with …

EU eying rules that could move thousands of jobs from London
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EU eying rules that could move thousands of jobs from London

In keeping with traditional practice, Colonel Geoffrey Godbold, center, the City of London Corporation’s Common Cryer and Serjeant-at-Arms reads out the Proclamation of the Summons for a new Parliament on the steps of the Royal Exchange, in the City of …

Amazon beefs up drone delivery R&D in Cambridge
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Amazon beefs up drone delivery R&D in Cambridge

Amazon is expanding its R&D facilities in Cambridge, UK, with a plan to move into a new 60,000sq ft site in the city with capacity for more than 400 staff.

Cambridge University, one of the UK’s top tier academic institutions, …

The left should just admit it: victims aren’t always good people
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The left should just admit it: victims aren’t always good people

On the BBC’s Question Time this week, a man in the audience claimed that people used food banks because they spent all their money on fags, booze and telly. The rest of the audience was scandalised. The gist of their …

Pigeon related to dodo found on Australian mainland for first time
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Pigeon related to dodo found on Australian mainland for first time

A rainbow-coloured pigeon native to islands in the Indian and Pacific oceans has been found on the Australian mainland for the first time, by Indigenous rangers working near Broome.

The Nicobar pigeon, Caloenas nicobarica, the closest living relative to the …

Vérité announces Tour in support of debut album, ‘Somewhere In Between’
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Vérité announces Tour in support of debut album, ‘Somewhere In Between’

Indie-pop artist Vérité will head out on her first headlining tour in support of her debut full-length album this summer.

Rising indie-pop singer Vérité has spent the past few years touring around the globe as a support act for her …

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Everything you need to know about the issues and promises ahead of the provincial election

From left to right: BC Liberal Leader Christy Clark, NDP Leader John Horgan, and Green Leader Andrew Weaver.

When British Columbians head to the polls for next week’s election, they’ll be armed with a host of platform promises from the …