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George Weah is Liberia’s President-elect

Earlier this week (29/12/2017)  the Liberian National Elections Commission (NEC) said former football player George Weah won Tuesday's second round of the 2017 Liberian presidential election, winning 61.5% of the votes after 98.1% of the ballots were counted, defeating current vice-president Joseph Boakai. In...
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Singapore announces driverless buses on public roads from 2022

On Wednesday (27/12/2017), Singapore's government announced its intention to have driverless buses operating on public roads from 2022. Driverless buses are to be first launched in three towns on less crowded roads made to be suitable for...
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Australia to pass Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation

The Australian state of Victoria is the first in the country to have passed voluntary assisted dying legislation. This historic decision by the Victorian parliament has been very controversial, with people divided over the question...
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Net Neutrality Debate

Net Neutrality is the principle that Internet Service Providers (ISP) should not decide what content web users get when they connect to the internet – if I pay for internet bandwidth then decide to...
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Will Mnangagwa usher in a new democracy? The view from Zimbabwe

Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham Zimbabwe has a new leader. Robert Mugabe is out. His former ally turned rival, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is in. What now? After ecstatic celebrations to mark Mugabe’s resignation thoughts have began to...
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Norway to end fossil fuels investment

Environmental advocates on Thursday applauded the latest organization to shift away from continued support of the fossil fuel industry—Norway's national bank. In a move 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben called "astonishing," Norges Bank, which oversees the...
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Street Art Naples

Street art: young Italians shake Camorra's hold on public space Inward, Author provided Felia Allum, University of Bath and Luca Palermo In some ways, Naples is really two cities in one. By day, it’s a city of...
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Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion

Tax avoidance might be legal but it's time we seriously questioned its ethics shutterstock.com Nicholas Lord, University of Manchester Remember, remember, the 5th of November. Not, this time, for gunpowder, treason and plot. But for the news...
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Catalunya and beyond: what’s after the nation-state?

The Catalan crisis has had the undeniable merit of confirming that the traditional European nation state is no longer an adequate political form for our time. The nation state is a relatively recent and contingent...
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Future of Energy – People-Powered Energy Revolution?

A people-powered energy revolution—an era in which people can produce their own electricity—is possible, and could happen soon, according to a report released by the environmental group Friends of the Earth Europe (FOEE). The report,...