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Flight to the future

By Frank Duggan Solar Impulse has made history by completing the first flight around the world in a plane powered only by energy from the sun. Its achievement is a tremendous success for clean technologies and a triumph of technological innovation to change the world. When Solar Impulse founder Bertrand …

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Why Kabali is good for Pakistan-India ties

By Ishtiaq Ali Mehkri The two countries should make more movies and not talk of war What does one make of a lone Pakistani watching the latest Rajinikanth blockbuster Kabali in a packed Dubai movie hall? Nothing but entertainment. I had followed the star to his show. In fact, I …

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The EU’s bold new strategy

By Javier Solana When problems accumulate, as in Europe – where the failed coup in Turkey comes hard on the heels of the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union – attention is often focused on the most recent issue to arise. Earlier problems, now seeming less urgent, are …

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The long war on terror

By David Rieff In the wake of the mass casualty attacks in Dhaka, Bangladesh; Orlando, Florida; and Nice, France – as well as numerous smaller ones by lone wolves – it is simply a fact that no public space anywhere in the world can be considered safe. To the contrary, …

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Zapping their brains at home

By Anna Wexler This month, in the journal Annals of Neurology, four neuroscientists published an open letter to practitioners of do-it-yourself brain stimulation. These are people who stimulate their own brains with low levels of electricity, largely for purposes like improved memory or learning ability. The letter, which was signed …

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Why the world wants Hillary to win in November

By Andrew Hammond This week’s Democratic convention, which follows Hillary Clinton’s selection of Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate, is a historic occasion with the former United States secretary of state becoming the first women ever to become a presidential nominee for either of the major US parties. …

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A plea to help Syrians now

By Samer Attar ‘Please don’t cut off my leg,” a Syrian man pleaded. He had been shopping when a missile hit a crowded market. The blast seared off his hair and charred his face. He could not see that his leg was hanging by a thread of flesh and could …

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Hillary is the “grown-up” in this contest

By Richard Wolffe One candidate paraded his vice-president (VP) choices through Twitter and openly mused about their qualifications. The other kept her shortlist confidential and her opinions private. One had instant regrets about his decision. The other always seemed to be heading towards the same destination. One needed a safe …

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