They owned an island, now they are urban poor: the tragedy of Altamira

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Construction of the Belo Monte dam has cast boys, women and children who lived rich lives along the Xingu River to the outskirts of Altamira, Brazils most violent city. Now, to the sound of gunfire, there is a requirement live behind forbidden spaces, and buy food with coin theyve never had or involved before City […]

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For Chinas Wealthy, Singapore Is the New Hong Kong

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When more than 80 of China’s wealth directors amassed lately at the Shangri-La hotel on Singapore’s resort island of Sentosa, the clatter during tea breaks deterred returning to one theme: Hong Kong is starting to be eclipsed by Singapore as the favorite destination for the richness of China’s rich. At stake for banks in both […]

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Cape Town faces Day Zero: what happens when the city turns off the taps?

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In 10 weeks designers will turn off liquid for a million dwellings as this South African city reacts to one-in-3 84 -year drought. The rich are digging boreholes, more are panic-buying bottled water, and the army is on standby The head of Cape Town’s disaster runnings centre is drawing up a scheme he hopes he […]

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Irans Rouhani Backs Peoples Protest Right in First Remarks

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his country’s people have the right to protest and blame but that such actions must be for the very best — and rebuffed U.S. President Donald Trump’s backing of demonstrators. Rouhani first commentaries since protests against the standards of Iran’s economy started on Dec. 28, were reported by the semi-official […]

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Why November Means Unsafe Air in India’s Capital: QuickTake Q&A

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For the third straight November, thick lethal fog has enveloped India’s capital, New Delhi, obliging academies to shut down, halting traffic and routing tenants running to buy breath purifiers and filtration concealments. United Airline briefly warnsthat increasing air pollution in many of the world’s poorest municipals is driving up health risks of blow, heart disease […]

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Purdue Approaches States in Bid to Settle Opioid Claims

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Oxycontin maker sued Purdue, other opioid makes and dope distributors, in a strategy resonating the litigation that led to the 1998 $ 246 billion colonization with Big Tobacco. ” This sounds like the opening proposal in settlement talks ,” said Anthony Sabino, who educates rule at St. John’s University in New York.” It likewise sounds […]

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‘Norman said the president wants a pyramid’: how starchitects built Astana

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Architects have a thing for strong humanities, and the big global practices from Norman Foster to Zaha Hadid have piled in in a bid to help Kazakhstans dictator, Nursultan Nazarbayev, improve himself a accolade city If you could see through the timber of selfie-sticks, the deem from the upper part of the primary pavilion of […]

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