Jun 6, 2011

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The problem with China's college entry test

Jun 6, 2011
High school graduates in China must take the gao kao. These national college entrance exams decide who gets into the best schools and eventually the best jobs. But as China moves toward a more innovation-based economy, the tests may prove…

Day Eight: A visit to Shanghai's marriage market

Jun 6, 2011
Pressure to get married in China has given rise to a marriage market, a place where parents go to make a love connection for their unmarried children.

Price chop for vaccines for world's poor

Jun 6, 2011
Western pharmaceutical companies cut prices after UNICEF publicizes what they charge for life-saving vaccines.

Canada fights 'dirty'

Jun 6, 2011
Environmentalists around the world are fighting Canada's attempts to export oil from Alberta's oil sands. Now, Canada is fighting back.

Controversy grows over Bahrain's Grand Prix

Jun 6, 2011
Human rights groups oppose staging the Formula 1 Grand Prix racing event in Bahrain. Bahrain's critics say the kingdom has violated human rights.

California prison costs prompt reform

Jun 6, 2011
California, faced with rocketing prison costs, is considering its options. But proposals, including early releases and tax hikes, are controversial.

Apple unveils iCloud service

Jun 6, 2011
Steve Jobs made the keynote address today at the company's annual developers conference. The event lacked a major gadget announcement, as had been usual in years past.

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