Middle classes drive up life expectancy in sub-Saharan Africa

Improved nutrition and access to water among factors that have added 11 years to average lifespan in a generation People in sub-Saharan African can expect to live for 11 years longer than the generation that went before them, new statistics show. Factors including recovery from HIV epidemics, reductions in child mortality, improved nutrition and access…

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Jeff Bezos to fund schools where ‘child will be the customer’ with new charity

Tech founder will launch $2bn fund to help homeless families and low-income communities Amazon chief Jeff Bezos is launching a $2bn fund to help homeless families and build a network of preschools, saying the child will be the customer in his philanthropy announcement. The richest man unveiled the Bezos Day One Fund on Thursday. He…

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How feelings took over the world

Populist turbulence, viral panics, experts under attack: instinct and emotion have overtaken facts and reason in the digital age can feelings now propel us into a better future? On a late Friday afternoon in November last year, police were called to Londons Oxford Circus for reasons described as terror-related. Oxford Circus underground station was evacuated,…

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American farmers fear being caught up in Trump’s trade wars

At worlds largest farm show many say US government aid has helped ease their pain but what they want is trade security Its been a long, strange summer for Americas corn belt. The weather has been perfect. Farmers are expecting a record soybean crop. But at the worlds largest farm show in Boone, Iowa, this…

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White farmers: how a far-right idea was planted in Donald Trump’s mind

The idea that there is a genocide of white farmers in South Africa was once the province of conspiracy theorists but, thanks to News Corps media promotion, it has moved into the policy realm On Wednesday night, the Fox News presenter Tucker Carlson once again talked about the alleged plight of white South African farmers…

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The business-class toddler clocking up air miles

Image caption Long-haul travel can be tiring Laura and Craig’s digital advertising firm works in 46 countries and means they need to regularly travel all over the world. Image caption Laura says travelling with her daughter on business trips has become the norm Their company, Tag Digital, is headquartered in Glasgow and has offices in…

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Energy switch firm wins record Dragon deal

After considering the offers they received, the duo accepted investment from two Dragons, Tej Lalvani and Jenny Campbell. Mr Hodson said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have got a deal done with two brilliant Dragons, Jenny and Tej, who we know will massively help the business. “This year has seen all Britain’s biggest energy suppliers increase…

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Democrats Are Mounting A Comeback In The Midwest

COLUMBUS, Ohio ― Mary Sweet had never volunteered in politics before. And after decades as a solid Republican voter, the retired teacher certainly never expected her door-knocking debut would be for a Democrat. But on July 28 ― a Saturday ― she stood in the small storefront that houses Democrat Danny O’Connor’s congressional campaign headquarters,…

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Don’t Leave A Job Interview Before Asking One Of These Questions

job interview is a nerve-wracking experience. You have to These days, it’s pretty standard for an interviewer to conclude by asking if you have any questions about the job. And what you ask can make or break your chances. It flipped the script on me because I was so used to asking ‘Why should we…

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The evangelical women who visit strippers to ‘show God loves them’

Loves Way Out, a ministry that visits strip clubs around Atlantic City, is on an unusual mission: to make strippers feel worthy of love We sat in a minivan in an otherwise empty parking lot in central Atlantic City. Before going into Bare Exposure, the first strip club of the evening, we read a passage…

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