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Hints of a US rate rise; UK is ‘in deep trouble’; In China, human rights thrives indoors; Success outside the dress code

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Japan growth below forecast; US amnesia about the economy; Swiss slam their door; Banning the word ‘bankruptcy’

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Outrage in India over diplomat’s arrest in US; Jobless in UK at four-year low; Kim-dom of chaos

1 Outrage in India over diplomat’s arrest in US (Gardiner Harris in The New York Times) The way an Indian diplomat was treated by law enforcement officials in New York last week has touched off a furor in India, where … Continue reading

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Debt limit overtakes shutdown as focus of US crisis; US science is in peril, say Nobel winners; Gold befuddles Bernanke; India streamlines investment, sort of

1 Debt limit overtakes shutdown as focus of US crisis (David Espo in San Francisco Chronicle) A possible national default has loomed closer as the partial government shutdown lingered, rattling markets in the US and overseas. A gridlocked Congress betrayed … Continue reading

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Income disparity is decade’s risk; Orange juice price at record; Rhino killing unabated; A mother’s final moments; Nigeria’s fault lines; Manorexia

1 Economic troubles will be top risks of next decade (The New York Times) Severe income disparity and chronic fiscal imbalances are the top two risks facing business leaders and policy makers this year and over the next decade, the … Continue reading

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New forces driving world economic order; Fitch hints at US downgrade; India Dalits fight caste with capitalism; Facebook dreams of being a blue chip

1 The Guardian on new forces driving world economic order – one in which ‘rich’ countries run deficits and ‘poor’ countries accumulate assets. A new economic order is taking shape before our eyes, and it is one that includes accelerated … Continue reading

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Gold slips 15% from record high; Reverse gender gap; China villagers revolt; Botswana’s Bushmen; No rival for Lady Gaga; Sextortion

1 The San Francisco Chronicle on gold slipping 15% from its all-time high. The price of an ounce of gold has dropped 15% from its record high of $1,921.15 on Sept. 6. The shiny metal might be entering a bear … Continue reading

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