Visitors arrive to attend an exhibition highlighting China’s achievements under five years of leadership by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Beijing Exhibition Hall in Beijing.  Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein/AP

A glistening fleet of “Rejuvenation” bullet trains, the Liaoning aircraft carrier, an artificial island in the South China Sea, leaders at the G20 me(...)

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Prof John Goodenough (95): ‘I’m old enough to know you can’t close your mind to new ideas’

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Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg can appear “awkward” when giving presentations, according to John A Daly, former president of the National Communication Association in the US. Photograph: Kim White/Bloomberg

If politics is show business for ugly people, tech is the Hollywood equivalent of working with animals or children. And that was okay, until recently.(...)

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Supporters of immigration reform cheer after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws, on Capitol Hill. Photograph: Drew Angerer/The New York Times

The most sweeping changes to US immigration laws in more than a quarter of a century, including 10,(...)