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“Last month scientists confirmed what surely every parent worked out long ago: Facebook makes you unhappy.” Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Last week I was visited at work by a reader from Malaysia who was passing through London. I am not always nice to strangers but I was curious about th(...)

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Every tourist destination in the world looks for powerful reasons for the travell- er to ensure that their location is the destination of choice. The (...)

A checkpoint leads into the Aung Mingalar sector of Sittwe. Photograph: Tom Farrell

Just beyond the administrative buildings in Sittwe, capital of the state of Rakhine (Arakan) in northwestern Burma, a checkpoint halts all unauthorise(...)

New Innovator: Glanola

Electrical engineer, Greg Moore, first had the idea for a smart way to clean beverage dispensing lines eight years ago. Since then he has steadily wor(...)

An armed police escort  for Muslim school children in the village of Tak Bai, location of one of the conflict’s worst massacres. Photograph: Tom Farrell

The banner at the junction in the village of Tak Bai is scripted in both Thai and Arabic. Above a gaggle of smiling schoolchildren, some clutching Tha(...)

Royal Dutch Shell has annoucned Ben van Beurden is to succeed Peter Voser as chief executive officer of the oil company Photograph: Simon Dawson/ Bloomberg.

Royal Dutch Shell has annoucned Ben van Beurden is to succeed Peter Voser as chief executive officer of Europe’s biggest oil company. Mr Van Beurden (...)

China is often touted as a land of opportunity, but it is when people talk about the food industry that the possibilities become really tantalising. F(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspect a farm under the Korean People's Army.`The place most likely to have a 10 per cent growth story is North Korea,' says author Joe Studwell

There’s a 500kg gorilla in the corner of the room when discussing Asia’s remarkable rise over the past few decades: why has the success has been so un(...)

A tourist poses for photos amid the hazy skyline of Singapore today. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Singapore’s air quality deteriorated to “hazardous” levels doday as smoke from forest fires in Indonesia obscured skies over the wealthy city-state an(...)

The chancellor of the National University of Ireland (NUI) has spoken of “the centrality of human rights in the work of medical graduates” during a(...)

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