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Pop’s most spectacular act
“In the world of pop music,” an American newspaper once proclaimed, “there is Michael Jackson and then there is everyone else.” He was probably (as the Guinness Book of World Records claimed) the world’s most ...
China’s push for health
‘Health for all’ in a country with 1.33 billion people is a giant challenge. But it also presents a great opportunity, as China is telling the world. Beginning in 2009, central, regional, and local governments in that country will ...
Leader Page Articles
Misapplying R2P in Sri Lanka
By Jorge Heine
The concept of Responsibility to Protect has triggered resistance in many countries of the Global South precisely because of its potential misapplication to situations such as the Sri Lankan one.
The greatest entertainer of his age
By Richard Williams
Michael Jackson came by fame through a genuinely remarkable talent.
Many lenses: how the outside world saw the Iranian protests
By John Ashbourne
The final outcome of the Iranian election is yet to be known but the drama briefly captivated much of the world.
Bar code: a system that changed retailing
By Gerry C. Shih
The design was straightforward — 59 black and white bars. And the inventors’ objectives were simple enough, too — to speed up the grocery checkout line and give supermarkets a new tool to track their stock. But the bar code ...
2 new natural wonders put on World Heritage List
By — Xinhua
The Wadden Sea on the coast of Germany and the Netherlands, and the Dolomites mountains in Northern Italy were inscribed on the World Heritage List in Seville, Spain, on Friday. The Tubbataha Reefs National Park in the Philippines, which is an ...
Corrections and clarifications
* In an article “A writer as the conscience of Africa” (Op-Ed, June 26, 2009) a reference to Wole Soyinka having “held out the [Nobel] Prize in the direction of the African contingent ” after receiving it at the ...
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