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Polypill: promise and problems
Chronic ‘lifestyle’ diseases cause a huge number of premature deaths round the world. “Preventing Chronic Diseases: a vital investment,” a 2005 report of the World Health Organisation (WHO), estimated that global action to ...
Reshaping the global order
While the world braces itself for the worst economic performance since the Great Depression, the economic policies of the past few decades based on the assumption of infallibility of a self-correcting free market system are called into question ...
Leader Page Articles
Sajjad Lone’s search for ‘something’
By Praveen Swami
Sajjad Gani Lone’s decision to contest the Lok Sabha election marks a decisive moment in Kashmiri secessionist politics.
Kosovo was a war for values
By David Clark
This conflict was not a dress rehearsal for Iraq. It was a case of western power used for a genuine humanitarian purpose.
For young Japanese, it’s back to the farm
By Hiroko Tabuchi
A motley group of unlikely farmers descended on the countryside in Yokoshibahikari one recent Sunday, fresh towels around their necks, shiny boots on their feet. “This is harder than it looks,” said Tatsunori Kobayashi, a ...
Obama’s new broom in Latin America
By Simon Tisdall
Tidying up after George Bush is a difficult job — and his legacy could still hinder Barack Obama’s chances at the Summit of the Americas.
Downturn hits schoolchildren
By Dumeetha Luthra
The effects of rising adult unemployment in the U.S. are being shared by schoolchildren.
Sitting on uranium stockpile
By Andrew Clark
The rump of the bankrupt bank Lehman Brothers is sitting on a stockpile of 200,000 kg of uranium “yellowcake” which could be used to power a nuclear reactor or, theoretically, to make a bomb. Lehman’s potentially ...
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