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India joins the space race

Feb 25, 2013
India launched seven satellites into space. It's just the latest mission for India's space agency, which has its eyes on Mars at the moment.
Posted In: India, space, space exploration, satellite radio

China considers carbon tax, will U.S. consumers foot the bill?

Feb 22, 2013
The official news agency in China is reporting that the government will tax carbon emissions.
Posted In: China, carbon emissions, carbon tax, Environment

Attack of the mosquito! Bugs beat DEET

Feb 21, 2013
New research indicates that the main protection against the mosquito, DEET, may not be as effective as originally thought.
Posted In: Science, mosquito, consumer

In India, gun control is tight -- but the black market thrives

Feb 18, 2013
India is the world's second largest market for guns after the U.S. Gun control in India is tight, but the black market in arms flourishes. Some 85 percent of guns owned are illegally owned.
Posted In: India, guns

'Currency wars' on the agenda at the G20

Feb 15, 2013
The Group of 20 major world economies are meeting in Moscow today, and the biggest item on the agenda is global monetary policy with some countries complaining about a 'currency war.'
Posted In: G20, Global Currency War, dollar, yen

North Korea confirms its biggest nuclear test, but at what cost?

Feb 12, 2013
The test is the country's third and is being condemned by the United States and other countries in the region.
Posted In: North Korea, nuclear, China

Pope Benedict and the church's brand

Feb 11, 2013
Pope Benedict took office in 2005, as the Catholic Church was reeling from a sex abuse scandal. Has he been effective in restoring the Church's brand around the world?
Posted In: Catholic church, Pope Benedict

Egypt's economy two years after revolution

Feb 11, 2013
It may still be too early to judge the success or failure of that revolution in Egypt, but one thing is clear: It has not led to economic prosperity.
Posted In: Egypt, Arab Spring

The cost of corruption spirals in Afghanistan: Report

Feb 7, 2013
Half of all Afghans have bribed public officials in the last year and the amounts are growing, according to a report from the UN.
Posted In: afghanistan, corruption, United Nations

Fake boyfriends to rent for Chinese New Year

Feb 7, 2013
Chinese women turn to hiring 'fake boyfriends' to make the holidays more bearable.
Posted In: China, holidays

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