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Global Development News

05 Apr 2020

Inglorious Empire by Shashi Tharoor — the rapacious Raj

A combative history of the British in India swats aside notions of benevolent imperial rule

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Saudis face backlash over $10bn Maldives plan

Activists say deal will force islanders from homes and damage the environment

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The augmented reality of Blippar chief’s story

AR app’s co-founder did not study at LSE nor float his first company, records show

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HIV/Aids drugs face threat of disruption

Just four companies supply the bulk of antiretroviral medication to poorer countries

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Stayzilla founder arrest shocks India tech leaders

Detention of Yogendra Vasupal comes as start-ups face tougher funding conditions

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Apple is spending millions to clean up China's environment

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'I think they like me:' Trump says he's popular in UK

US President Donald Trump has shrugged off protests planned across the UK ahead of his arrival there Thursday, claiming he is very popular in Britain because of his hardline stance on immigration.

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It's going to cost more to buy a Tesla

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India now has the 'world's strongest' net neutrality rules

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Uber saved its London business. Europe may be tougher to crack

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Listen: India's culture wars

Jyotsna Singh discusses Hindu nationalism's growing sway over the country's culture and politics with the FT's Kiran Stacey

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Pollution levels in Delhi prompt Diwali exodus

The annual ritual of setting off firecrackers, added to smoke caused by farmers burning stubble at harvest time, causes choking levels of smog in India's capital city during the Diwali festival

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Steady recovery for copper ahead of Chile summit

But further price rises are set to be limited by US rates and strong dollar

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Hammond and Fox lead Easter trade offensive

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Africans fear the racism on India’s streets

Violent mob attack highlights harassment faced by many on a daily basis

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India declares end to Nipah outbreak with a music video

The outbreak of the Nipah virus that killed 17 people in the southern state of Kerala was declared over Sunday.

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North Korean leader ends Beijing visit with message for Washington

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Pioneering Vietnamese show performed entirely on water

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Inside the seven-decade fight for Japan's tropical island

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Ease sanctions? Postpone war games? Pyongyang, Seoul, Washington, Tokyo have different ideas

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Syrian government forces raise flag in Dara'a

Syrian government forces say they have retaken a town that was the epicenter of the civil war that engulfed the country and the region for more than seven years.

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'World's largest vertical farm' to feed Middle East's high-fliers

Water scarcity in the UAE is second only to Kuwait in the Middle East, so when it comes to farming, a smart approach is required. Now high-tech, low-water agriculture is set for a new superlative with the announcement of the world's largest vertical farm in Dubai -- and the produce could soon be coming to a flight near you.

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Al-Abadi orders immediate sentences for terrorists on death row

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi has called for the "immediate" execution of all convicted "terrorists" on death row after the bodies of eight members of the country's security forces thought to have killed by ISIS were found earlier this week.

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On the road with the Arabian Gazelles, Dubai's all-female supercar club

The Arabian Gazelles are out to prove that when it comes to fast cars, it's not just a man's world.

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Failure of Saudi Crown Prince could be dangerous for us all

We may think we know a lot about Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman, one year after he was elevated to Crown Prince. After all, the past 12 months have seen him blitz world capitals, wooing politicians, business leaders and populations alike promoting his vision for modernizing his country.

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