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A man, wearing a surgical mask as a precautionary measure against the novel coronavirus, pays for medicine at a hospital pharmacy in Khobar city in Dammam. Photograph: Reuters/Stringer (Saudi Arabia)

With the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome/novel Coronavirus (nCoV) and H9N7 influenza A virus exercising the best scientific minds in the World Health(...)

Yara Abbas, a well-known Syrian state television reporter, was killed yesterday near the Lebanese-Syrian border. Other members of her crew were wounded by rebel sniper fire. Photograph: Reuters

The expatriate opposition Syrian National Coalition yesterday failed to agree on a restructure and expansion of its governing body which it needed to (...)

There is considerably less exuberance about these days around the Asian economies, and a lot of this has to do with the regional giant and the world’s(...)

While there is little evidence of a slowdown on the streets of Bangkok, which are filled with gleaming new cars and showing signs of deepening prosper(...)

Leo Crawford, president of Spar International and group chief executive of BWG Group, with chairman and founder of Spar China, Wang Pelhuan, in Killarney, Co Kerry

A group of 23 delegates from Spar China, including chairman and founder Wang Peihuan, were in Ireland for the International Spar Congress last week an(...)

The latest food scare is affecting rice, the staple diet of southern China

China can offer one of the great cuisines of the world but a lot of people are losing their appetites following a number of food safety scandals.Conta(...)

 Mayor Toru Hashimoto: ’I understand that my remark could be construed as an insult to the US forces and to the American people’

A Japanese politician apologised today for saying US troops should frequent adult entertainment businesses as a way to reduce rapes. Howe(...)

Carbery Group’s flavours unit Synergy yesterday unveiled its new plant in Bangkok which will form the basis for its expansion plans in Thailand(...)

Evil Men, by James Dawes
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  • May 25, 2013, 02:00

Several years ago – we’re not told exactly when – James Dawes, a professor of English at Macalester College, in Minnesota, travelled to Japan t(...)

Smoke spews from chimneys of an oil refinery in Nanjing in east China’s Jiangsu province. Crude futures are set to post their biggest weekly loss in five weeks, with Brent edging down toward $102 per barrel today. Photograph: REUTERS/Sean Yong.

Crude futures are set to post their biggest weekly loss in five weeks, with Brent edging down toward $102 per barrel today, as ample supply and(...)

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