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Saudi Arabia’s growing role in the Maldives

March 25, 2014 at 8:43 pm

By Charles Haviland BBC News, Colombo

Tourists relax by a pool in the Maldives For many holidaymakers relaxing is what the Maldives is all about

Japan brings kaizen philosophy to Ethiopia

March 25, 2014 at 8:38 pm

By Paul Melly BBC News, Ethiopia

textile workers in Ethiopia Ethiopia’s economy faces massive challenges

“Sorting, setting in order, shining, standardising, sustaining,” proclaims a handwritten poster stuck to the wall of a shed where women gather twice a week to make craft items in the village of Faniekir.

My Day: Ballet director Li Cunxin

March 25, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Li Cunxin and members of the Queensland Ballet A long way from the cultural revolution – Li Cunxin and members of the Queensland Ballet

Li Cunxin is the artistic director of the Queensland Ballet in Australia. He trained as a ballet dancer in China before the country opened up to the outside world and defected to the United States after getting the opportunity for a summer scholarship in Texas.

Cyber-attacks increase leads to jobs boom

March 25, 2014 at 8:21 pm

Sean Coughlan By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent

Cybersecurity graphic There is going to be a very high demand for cybersecurity workers

Every cloud has a silicon lining.

Russian-majority areas watch Moscow’s post-Crimea moves

March 25, 2014 at 8:06 pm

Pro-Russian demonstrator in Donetsk (file photo March 2014)

Moscow originally said it was intervening in Crimea because of concern over the ill-treatment of Russians there – they make up more than half the population. So could the same happen in other parts of the former Soviet Union?

Candy Crush games developer King valued at over $7bn

March 25, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Candy Crush Saga Candy Crush Saga is King’s most popular game and the biggest contributor to its revenue

Power of the Marwari Business Community-by Abhilasha Khaitan

March 25, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Take history, tradition and tough enterprise, mix them in almost equal measure, add a dash of good fortune and season with anecdotes: You have the Marwari ‘big business’ story.


There are several common threads running through the stories you are about to read. To begin with, there is the frequent mention of wealth and risk appetite—stock descriptors for the Marwari community—which have long defined their power and influence in society and in industry. Consider that the top 10 Marwari-owned companies account for 6 percent of the entire BSE capitalisation.

Ranjan Sharma: How IKSL Helps Farmers-by Udit Misra

March 25, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Ranjan Sharma: How IKSL Helps Farmers
Image: Amit Verma

Ukraine crisis: A guide to Russia’s vision of Crimea

March 25, 2014 at 7:40 pm

By Patrick Jackson BBC News, Sevastopol

The remains of the 35th Battery at Sevastopol Soviet troops were driven into the sea at the site of the 35th Battery in Sevastopol

US brings together Japan and S Korea leaders after rift

March 25, 2014 at 7:32 pm

US President Barack Obama participates seen with President Park Geun-hye of the South Korea and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan after a meeting between the three leaders at the nuclear security summit in The Hague on 25 March 2014 The meeting between the three leaders focused on the perceived threat from North Korea

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