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Well-deserved ‘nudge’ – The Hindu (Oct 11, 2017)

Well-deserved ‘nudge’ – The Hindu (Oct 11, 2017) Economics as a discipline is not infrequently accused of being fairly removed from reality. The activities of societies, countries, corporations and…. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided here with … Continue reading

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A hand from Hamas – The Hindu (Sep 19, 2017)

A hand from Hamas – The Hindu (Sep 19, 2017) Hamas’s decision to dissolve the Gaza administrative committee and hold talks with Fatah is the strongest signal yet from the Islamist group that it is ready to cooperate in finding common ground with … Continue reading

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Everyday Grammar: How to Show That You Are Not Sure – VOA Learning English (Sep 14, 2017)

In the 1998 film “Saving Private Ryan,” actor Tom Hanks plays the part of Captain Mil ler. The fictional Captain Miller was an English teacher before becoming a soldier and fighting in World War II. In one scene, Captain Miller … Continue reading

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Forever young – The Hindu (Jul 18, 2017)

Forever young – The Hindu (Jul 18, 2017) Wimbledon’s greatest illusion is the sense of timelessness it evokes. Over the past fortnight on its hallowed lawns, one of its finest champions managed to pull off a similar impression. For further … Continue reading

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Growth by merger – The Hindu (March 22, 2017)

Growth by merger – The Hindu (March 22, 2017) The Vodafone Group’s decision to merge its India unit with the Aditya Birla Group-controlled Idea Cellular is a classic case of… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided here with … Continue reading

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Amnesty International Concerned About ‘Us Versus Them’ – VOA Learning English (Feb 23, 2017)

https://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2017/02/b/b1/b1a5062b-c6f4-41a7-95e9-60829c2b6f78.mp4 A human rights group is warning against a rise in politically divisive speech and international indifference to rights abuses. Amnesty International released its 2016 report on Wednesday. The report is called The State of the World’s Human Rights. The … Continue reading

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Violence Restarts in Ukraine – VOA Learning English (Feb 01, 2017)

American officials have expressed “deep concern” about new fighting in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian rebels and government troops. More than 10 people have been killed since Monday in and near the town of Avdiika. Many others are wounded. On Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Theresa May Says Britain Will Leave the Single Market – VOA Learning English (Jan 17, 2017)

British Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain will leave the European Union’s single market. May spoke to government employees and diplomats at Lancaster House in London on Tuesday. She had been under pressure to provide a plan following Britain’s vote … Continue reading

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Report: Eight Men Own as Much Wealth as Half the World’s Population – VOA Learning English (Jan 16, 2017)

A new report from a British anti-poverty organization says eight men own as much wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion people in the world. The eight men include Microsoft’s Bill Gates and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. Oxfam … Continue reading

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English @ the Movies: ‘A Chain Reaction’ – VOA Learning English (Jan 06, 2017)

https://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2016/12/8/89/89ca61d7-0516-4af3-a69d-1f4d601bde3a.mp4 Today on English @ the Movies we talk about the saying “a chain reaction.” It comes from the film “I’m Not Ashamed.” This is a true story about a teenage girl’s religious faith. Do you know what “a chain … Continue reading

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