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    Will fracking realign the world?

    Pundits foresee an altered world order brought on by fracked gas and oil. Dinyar Godrej thinks the changes could play out quite differently.
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    Overseas Filipino Workers – heroes at home, exploited abroad

    In Qatar, Iris Gonzales is surrounded by fellow Filipinos forced to find jobs away from their families.
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    Nowhere near as religious as its neighbour, Saudi Arabia, nor as bling-obsessed as nearby United Arab Emirates, Qatar has astutely observed the paths other Gulf states have chosen, and then cherry-picked what seems to work best.