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Japan’s successful economic model

Japan’s successful economic model

Nearly everyone says that Japan’s economic model has imploded. Since 1991, growth has averaged just 0.9% versus 4.5% over the previous two decades. Slow growth, combined with large fiscal deficits and near zero inflation, has driven government debt from 50% of GDP to 236% of GDP.

Puerto Rico tragedy: a tale of two hurricanes

Puerto Rico tragedy: a tale of two hurricanes

The 120-year epic tragedy of Puerto Rico can be told as a tale of two hurricanes. The one fresh in our memory is Maria, which reached Puerto Rico a year ago.

As typhoons get stronger, Asia must build better

As typhoons get stronger, Asia must build better

Population growth, rapid urbanisation and unfettered development of coastal areas in the Asia-Pacific region, are increasing the risk of heavy damage from powerful typhoons, experts said.

Fear and anger as cholera strikes again in Zimbabwe

Fear and anger as cholera strikes again in Zimbabwe

In just two weeks, the cholera outbreak gripping Zimbabwe has claimed at least 32 lives and more than 7,000 cases have been reported.

Yoghurt may contain more sugar than soft drinks

Yoghurt may contain more sugar than soft drinks

Some supermarket yoghurts may contain more sugar than soft drinks despite being regarded as “healthy”, a new study has warned.

Do democrats have a better strategy now?

Do democrats have a better strategy now?

On November 8, 2016 Donald Trump won the US presidency. But it was also the day the Democratic party went awol.

Greece’s man in the migrant morgue

Greece’s man in the migrant morgue

Pavlos Pavlidis has spent nearly two decades examining and identifying the bodies of migrants and asylum seekers who have died attempting one of the least known but deadliest routes into Europe.

2008 - 2018  – 10 years that changed world

2008 - 2018 – 10 years that changed world

A decade ago, in September 2008, the world entered a deep financial crisis, which brought the global economy to the brink of a collapse.

Physician burnout taking centre stage

Physician burnout taking centre stage

The medical establishment may finally be coming to grips with the issue of physician burnout.

Europe’s refugee scandal

Europe’s refugee scandal

It has long been known that the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos is plagued by overcrowding, unsanitary conditions, and rampant violence, including riots that have left many injured.

Rohingya crisis: Bangla aid groups want more of a say

Rohingya crisis: Bangla aid groups want more of a say

Rohingya children play under a half-mangled roof of twisted tin sheets as the rain beats down on the Bangladeshi refugee camp that has become their home.

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