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Time to go viral: hashtag turns 10, #HappyBirthday!

Time to go viral: hashtag turns 10, #HappyBirthday!

The hashtag, the symbol attached to keywords to tag topics online, yesterday celebrated 10 years making social media just a bit more navigable.

Decline in measles vaccine would triple cases

Decline in measles vaccine would triple cases

Measles cases would triple if there were a 5% decline in measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine coverage in the US for children ages 2 to 11, according to a study published in JAMA Paediatrics.

Small parties loom large in Norway’s election

Small parties loom large in Norway’s election

Five tiny political parties could all end up kingmakers in Norway’s parliament after elections on September 11, presenting a risk to Norway’s key oil industry and making it even more difficult to form a government than before.

Merkel assumes leadership role

Merkel assumes leadership role

Alarmed by the rise of unpredictable strongmen around the world, Angela Merkel feels she must do more to defend the Western order on which Germany depends.

Putting babies to sleep on their backs

Putting babies to sleep on their backs

Fewer than half of US infants always sleep on their backs, the position doctors recommend to avoid sleep-related injuries and deaths, a study suggests.

Japan’s ‘land of opportunity’

Japan’s ‘land of opportunity’

Not many companies headquartered in Tokyo can boast about their diversity. Twenty years ago, when I founded Rakuten as an ambitious Internet and e-commerce startup, we were just like most Japanese firms – small, and dominated by mostly male Japanese talent.

Why Steve Bannon had to go

Why Steve Bannon had to go

In many, if not most, US administrations, some figure emerges who convinces the press that the president couldn’t function without him (it’s yet to be a her).

Trump strategy won’t solve Afghan problems

Trump strategy won’t solve Afghan problems

Donald Trump has vowed success in Afghanistan, but analysts say his strategy contains nothing new against enemies which his predecessors could not defeat — a sobering assessment that points to endless war for weary civilians.

Rupert Murdoch and weaponised ‘news’

Rupert Murdoch and weaponised ‘news’

In 1940, with Britain standing alone against Nazi Germany, a short book called Guilty Men was published under the pseudonym of “Cato.” Its authors were the future Labour Party leader Michael Foot, the Liberal journalist Frank Owen, and the Conservative journalist Peter Howard.

Chinese have more room to tackle debt ­– if they want to

Chinese have more room to tackle debt ­– if they want to

Rising corporate profits are providing Chinese policymakers with room to do more to tackle the country’s growing debt problems without inflicting major damage on the economy.

Spotlight on ‘out of this world’ property claims

Spotlight on ‘out of this world’ property claims

Can anyone claim the Red Planet or natural resources on asteroids? Business leaders and legal experts say the question has become more than philosophical as a growing number of firms, often backed by capital and technology from Silicon Valley, have set their sights on the resources of outer space as

Something needs to be done to save West Indies cricket

Something needs to be done to save West Indies cricket

Will the West Indies ever regain their lost glory and pride in cricket or are they simply beyond redemption?

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