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Why do we continue to ignore China’s rise? Arrogance (Martin Jacques)

The latest Economist projection suggests China will overtake America in 2018. So why are we – and Europe – so far behind the curve? Why do we insist on living in a world that was rather than is? Why are we so out of touch with both the speed and import of China’s rise?

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Why do we continue to ignore China’s rise? Arrogance (Martin Jacques)

The latest Economist projection suggests China will overtake America in 2018. So why are we – and Europe – so far behind the curve? Why do we insist on living in a world that was rather than is? Why are we so out of touch with both the speed and import of China’s rise?

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Artist creates beautiful indoor clouds

Cloud gazing is no longer an activity reserved for the outdoors, thanks to these life-like but surreal indoor clouds created by artist Berndnaut Smilde.

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Artist creates beautiful indoor clouds

Cloud gazing is no longer an activity reserved for the outdoors, thanks to these life-like but surreal indoor clouds created by artist Berndnaut Smilde.

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Pattern Cutting and Sewing Classes in London’s Brick Lane

For those interested in learning sewing details, techniques, cutting and making garments of their choice. Bring your own choice of fabric or use what is available for smaller garments.

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Pattern Cutting and Sewing Classes in London’s Brick Lane

For those interested in learning sewing details, techniques, cutting and making garments of their choice. Bring your own choice of fabric or use what is available for smaller garments.

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Race relations in Britain: How far have we really come?

  Rajeshree Sisodia, is a journalist who focuses on human rights, development and conflict related issues in Asia. There has been progress in attitudes toward race since the murder of Stephen Lawrence, but change is still needed. Stephen Lawrence’s racially

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Race relations in Britain: How far have we really come?

  Rajeshree Sisodia, is a journalist who focuses on human rights, development and conflict related issues in Asia. There has been progress in attitudes toward race since the murder of Stephen Lawrence, but change is still needed. Stephen Lawrence’s racially

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The Dark Side of Dubai

Dubai was meant to be a Middle-Eastern Shangri-La, a glittering monument to Arab enterprise and western capitalism. But as hard times arrive in the city state that rose from the desert sands, an uglier story is emerging. Johann Hari reports

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The Dark Side of Dubai

Dubai was meant to be a Middle-Eastern Shangri-La, a glittering monument to Arab enterprise and western capitalism. But as hard times arrive in the city state that rose from the desert sands, an uglier story is emerging. Johann Hari reports

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Nina Simone – House of the Rising Sun

The amazingly talented Nina Simone – two of her takes on a timeless classic…

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Nina Simone – House of the Rising Sun

The amazingly talented Nina Simone – two of her takes on a timeless classic…

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Heart Alarm Nobody Else (World Change)

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Bilal Salaam

Heart Alarm Nobody Else (World Change)

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Queen’s honours: People who have turned them down named

The artist Lucien Freud turned down a CBE in 1977 The author Roald Dahl and artist Lucien Freud are among those who have turned down honours from the Queen, according to official government records. A list of those who declined

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Queen’s honours: People who have turned them down named

The artist Lucien Freud turned down a CBE in 1977 The author Roald Dahl and artist Lucien Freud are among those who have turned down honours from the Queen, according to official government records. A list of those who declined

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YASIIN ‘QUIET DOG’ FREESTYLE

Yasiin Bey formerly know as MOS DEF performing QUIET DOG at radio nova in Paris 05/03/12

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YASIIN ‘QUIET DOG’ FREESTYLE

Yasiin Bey formerly know as MOS DEF performing QUIET DOG at radio nova in Paris 05/03/12

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“Goldfish Salvation” Riusuke Fukahori

Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori paints three-dimensional goldfish using a complex process of poured resin.

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“Goldfish Salvation” Riusuke Fukahori

Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori paints three-dimensional goldfish using a complex process of poured resin.

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Voices From The Street – Testimonies of Cairo’s Street Children

Presenting some of the problems facing children living on the streets of Cairo

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Voices From The Street – Testimonies of Cairo’s Street Children

Presenting some of the problems facing children living on the streets of Cairo

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Township Cinderellas

They were born in the year apartheid ended, but do ‘Mandela’s children’ face the bright future they were promised? Filmed in 2011, Township Cinderellas follows two high school students – born in 1994, the year South Africa became a democracy – as they prepare to graduate.

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Township Cinderellas

They were born in the year apartheid ended, but do ‘Mandela’s children’ face the bright future they were promised? Filmed in 2011, Township Cinderellas follows two high school students – born in 1994, the year South Africa became a democracy – as they prepare to graduate.

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Suppose we really treated sport as a religion. What would we say?

Nick Spencer in today’s Guardian comment’s section: “In a liberal and tolerant society like ours there is no place for the divisive tribalism of the football terraces”

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Suppose we really treated sport as a religion. What would we say?

Nick Spencer in today’s Guardian comment’s section: “In a liberal and tolerant society like ours there is no place for the divisive tribalism of the football terraces”

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Low I.Q. Linked To Racism, Prejudice & Conservatism

Despite their important implications for interpersonal behaviors and relations, cognitive abilities have been largely ignored as explanations of prejudice. We proposed and tested mediation models in which lower cognitive ability predicts greater prejudice, an effect mediated through the endorsement of right-wing ideologies (social conservatism, right-wing authoritarianism) and low levels of contact with out-groups.

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Low I.Q. Linked To Racism, Prejudice & Conservatism

Despite their important implications for interpersonal behaviors and relations, cognitive abilities have been largely ignored as explanations of prejudice. We proposed and tested mediation models in which lower cognitive ability predicts greater prejudice, an effect mediated through the endorsement of right-wing ideologies (social conservatism, right-wing authoritarianism) and low levels of contact with out-groups.

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BBC defends decision to censor the word “Palestine”

Posted by Samira Shackle - 02 February 2012 14:34 The broadcaster claims that allowing the lyric “free Palestine” would have comprised impartiality. In a ruling on 31 January, the BBC Trust defended its decision to censor the word “Palestine” from a freestyle by rapper

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BBC defends decision to censor the word “Palestine”

Posted by Samira Shackle - 02 February 2012 14:34 The broadcaster claims that allowing the lyric “free Palestine” would have comprised impartiality. In a ruling on 31 January, the BBC Trust defended its decision to censor the word “Palestine” from a freestyle by rapper