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Facebook shares tumble despite massive profits Last Thursday, Facebook announced a massive increase in its profits, posting a 59% year-on-year rise in advertising revenue in this year’s 3rd quarter. However, …
A nurse checks a boy at a hospital intensive care unit in Sanaa, Yemen September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Millions starving in Yemen’s “forgotten war” The UN has warned that an entire generation could suffer from starvation as the conflict between the Saudi Arabian-led coalition and Iranian-backed Houthi rebels …
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Government divided over how to manage foreign students numbers Downing Street has rejected the Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s idea to remove foreign students from official migration figures. The Chancellor said last …
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UK economy on the downturn With the pound plummeting to 1.22 against the dollar, serious questions are being raised about the long-term consequences of Brexit. The word has been tossed …
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Zika crisis: World Health Organization in emergency talks  This week there have been developments regarding Zika crisis. WHO officials have described Zika as moving “from a mild threat to one …
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Week in News: 19th January – 25th January Taiwan elects first female president in the Chinese speaking world Tsai Ing-wen, leader of the Democratic Progressive party (DPP), has been elected …

Oil continues its downfall The 2016 estimates for global oil demand based on China’s weakened economic expansion and raised forecasts for supplies outside the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries show …

Main events As the end of Michaelmas term at the LSE approaches, we all take time reflect upon the successes and failures that we have experienced. At the London Globalist, …

Author: Georgina Funnell Russian Airliner crash 224 people were killed when a Russian airliner crashed in Egypt’s Sinai desert on Saturday. Officials at the site of the crash say that …
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Author: Gah-Kai Leung Argentine election results force surprise November runoff Peronist presidential candidate Daniel Scioli has failed to win outright in Sunday’s general election, sparking the first runoff in Argentinian …