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A woman stands with her paperwork as she speaks with a recruiter while attending a job fair in New York. The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits has risen but the level still appeared to point to healing in the nation’s job market. Photograph: Reuters/Lucas Jackson.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, a potentially worrisome sign for the economy although the level st(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron sits with pupils in a computer class at St Mary’s and St John’s CE School in north London. Chris Johns’ says the UK labour market has proved to be more flexible than previously thought but fears children are being educated with a view to taking the wrong jobs. Photograph: Getty Images.

One of the many mysteries left in the wake of the Great Financial Crisis is the way employment has held up in the UK. If, five years ago, you had told(...)

Executives of British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline in China have confessed to charges of bribery and tax law violations after initial questioning by Chinese police, China’s security ministry said today. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters.

Executives of British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline in China have confessed to charges of bribery and tax law violations after initial questioning by Ch(...)

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama interacts with chief minister of India’s Karnataka state K Siddaramaiah (left) during the Dalai Lama’s 78th birthday celebrations at Bylakuppe, about 213 km (132 miles) south of Bangalore, last  weekend. Photograph: Reuters

The Dalai Lama celebrated his 78th birthday last weekend, and thousands of Tibetans marked the event by dancing and waving banners in India, where the(...)

The old town ruins of Beichuan, which was hit by an 8.0-magnitude earthquake in May 2008, is submerged by flood water  in Beichuan, China. Photograph:  ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images

Dozens of people have been reported buried in a landslide in southwestern China, after the worst flooding in 50 years caused chaos in the region today(...)

Members of the outlawed Falun Gong organisation play instruments during a rally in Hong Kong. Ireland has been urged tolobby the European Union to confront the Chinese authorities more trenchantly over the forced removal of organs Photograph: Daniel J Groshong/Bloomberg

An estimated 8,000 prisoners of conscience in China have their organs removed forcibly every year to supply a burgeoning transplant market operated by(...)

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad: the Syrian Electronic Army attacked the BBC and Guardian

As cyber concerns cross new technologies and territories it creates a need for a better understanding of the borders of “cyber-space”; a need for “cyb(...)

“When I went home and saw my girlfriend and poured myself a glass of wine, and probably had a spliff and went to bed with my girlfriend for two days –(...)

British luxury brand Burberry maintained its full-year guidance as it posted an 18 per cent rise in first quarter underlying retail revenue. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire.

British luxury brand Burberry maintained its full-year guidance as it posted an 18 per cent rise in first quarter underlying retail revenue, driven b(...)

Oil prices on both sides of the Atlantic have risen today, with the US benchmark climbing to a 14-month high near $105 per barrel. Photograph:  Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images.

Oil prices on both sides of the Atlantic have risen today, with the US benchmark climbing to a 14-month high near $105 per barrel, buoyed by a bigger(...)

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