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If Google and Facebook can flip elections does code now rule the real world?

Internet users used to be worried about government control of the web but the opposite may be true, writes Chris Spannos.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Rebel politics

The Revolutionary United Front (RUF) of Sierra Leone claim the transition from rebel group to political party is complete.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Spaniel vision

Early this morning I cycled into the nearby town to buy the dailynewspaper. The place might well be described as unpretentious; an oldchurch, the remnants of a village, a railway station, surrounded byfeatureless 20th century suburban sprawl. But is has a Town Council, aleisure centre (including a swimming pool, where the showers, I’m told,can come in quite handy) and, on the signs around its ill-definedperimeter, the words: ‘A Fairtrade Town’.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Rush hour and news stories

What does the World Press Freedom Day mean for journalists in the Philippines?.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Life without the car: A crash through our addiction to cars

They are machines that kill more people than wars. Pouring out 1,000 known pollutants into the environment, they contribute as much as a fifth of the globe's carbon emissions. For those they transport, contact with other peoples and environments closes with their doors.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Tunnel fever

As a consequence of the illegal siege, many Gazans are literally going underground to circumvent the border controls that keep them imprisoned.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Labour the point

Each time a person becomes rich, you can bet your bottom dollar that it has come at a cost to the wealth or health of others. As an upper class of millionaires emerges in any country, they often do so off the backs of imported labour, creating a layer of second-class citizens. China is no exception.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The story with no end in sight

After appeal from top Philippine authorities, China agreed to delay the scheduled execution of three Filipino migrant workers, who are on death row for drug trafficking. The case shed light on many more deeply rooted problems in the country.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Tech Briefing: Node and more

Charlie Harvey writes up his August 2013 reading day, which he mainly spent learning about node.js.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Sun, sea, salt... and exploitation in the ports of the Philippines

Poor pay, polluted air, dangerous conditions. It’s a familiar story for the country’s port workers, says Iris Gonzales.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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