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The Middle East: On the edge of the abyss?

Some of these analyses have predicted the imminent fall of the Middle East’s regimes and monarchies for the past four decades. A Middle East ‘spring’ was just around the corner, the people would rise up and the region’s overwhelmingly authoritarian regimes would no longer have their days in the sun.

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Climate change spreads infectious diseases worldwide

 

The UK is by no means an exception to this trend. A recent study from the University of Plymouth concluded that the most dangerous climate-change linked threat to Britain’s environmental health could be vector borne diseases (such as Leishmaniasis – carried by the sand fly) which could spread to new areas because of warming temperatures.…

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INS textile regulation ebook - chapter summary

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New updated textile e-book offers invaluable resource

The document, available from International News Services and via Aroq Ltd’s prestigious industry news service just-style.com is a must-have for business, policy makers and stakeholders in the textile industry, according to Keith Nuthall, editor of International News Services. “No where else will you find such a comprehensive regulatory history compiled into one document,” he said.…

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Liberal and wealthy Denmark has xenophobic streak

 

And it spends much of its time trying to ban minarets and attempting to uphold its particular brand of nostalgic ‘Danishness’. As a result, alongside the Netherlands Freedom Party and the British National Party, the DF has become a poster child for a wave of xenophobic sentiment on the rise across Europe.…

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Can a common history syllabus be developed for Africa?

Both projects draw on the eight volume Unesco-coordinated General History of Africa written from 1964 to 1999 which tried to create a standard for the continent written from an African rather than a colonial European perspective.

An evaluation study on using this general history in higher education throughout the continent will be written this year.…

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British local authorities should gain immigration powers?

We all interested in the culture, language, shopping needs, personalities and religion of our neighbours. How they live affects everyone. And when there is change in a community, that can be difficult to deal with – because new friends and acquaintances impact on daily lives.…

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Mixed marriages remain novel in Asia

In Japan a popular reality TV series “Okusama wa Gaikokujin” (literally my wife is a foreigner) held a prime-time spot in 2006 and 2007. Each episode focused on a mixed family and how the foreign wife coped with Japanese life. The series may have sated Japanese people’s curiosity about intercultural couples but in the process it separated inter-racial marriages from other marriages making them appear novel, different, and sometimes even strange.…

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Book advises businesses on legal pitfalls of working in India

 

A compilation of a series of articles discussing business deals and a spectrum of issues affecting the current business environment, this well-researched and crisply written book presents exclusive comments and analysis from the experts. For example how the Tata Steel handled the exceptional situation created during the merger with Corus that even forced change in the takeover code of UK; or the speedy merger of Ranbaxy, India’s biggest pharmaceutical company with Japanese giant Daiichi-Sankyo, which highlighted the role of multiple regulatory authorities in India and the hurdles that companies need to cross.…

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