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UK’s party leaders: unapproachable to the public?

UK’s party leaders: unapproachable to the public?

This year, for the first time ever, seven party heads took their place on live television to duel it out on the Leaders’ Debate. There, laid bare before the curious eyes of Britain, each party’s chief revealed their ideas, [read more]

Breast cancer: myths vs reality‏

Breast cancer: myths vs reality‏

New research into DNA analysis has allowed scientists to test how likely women are to develop breast cancer and give them a rate of prognosis, while a recent report from the US has found that over $4 billion is spent in America every year [read more]

Paid volunteering leave: way to exploit or encourage employees?

Paid volunteering leave: way to exploit or encourage employees?

Up to fifteen million people will be entitled to an extra three days annual leave to undertake voluntary work according to the latest electoral pledge from the Conservative party. The party proposes that any employee working in a company [read more]

How has the coalition affected UK’s GP surgeries?

How has the coalition affected UK’s GP surgeries?

As the general election looms over Britain, battle lines are being drawn across every inch of the UK, and the health service is no different. With Labour claiming that some 600 fewer GPs are offering extended opening hours under the [read more]

Almost 50 years since MLK’s death, what has changed for African-American America?

Almost 50 years since MLK’s death, what has changed for African-American America?

On 4th April 1968 Dr Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. King had been at the vanguard of the civil rights movement in the US during the 1950s and 1960s, and remains the most renowned and most influential figure [read more]

Will tapping into reserves be even more detrimental to Greece?

Will tapping into reserves be even more detrimental to Greece?

As the economic crisis in Greece worsens, with nearly 30 per cent unemployment, the Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, has reassured that Greece has the funds to repay a €448 million debt – accumulated following the country’s [read more]

Tobacco tax: step towards eradicating cigarettes?

Tobacco tax: step towards eradicating cigarettes?

Taxation on cigarettes has increased dramatically in the past decade as the push for cutting down smoking rates have intensified. This is not without suitable rationale, though; most estimates suggest that the addiction costs the NHS [read more]

Al-Shabaab: Is East African relative peace in danger?

Al-Shabaab: Is East African relative peace in danger?

East Africa’s modern history has been marred by consistent bloodshed and conflict. This disparity dates back to European imperialism and the artificial borders that divided massive number of tribes. While warfare is a tool of many [read more]

Seven-way debate: what can we make of UK’s possible leaders?

Seven-way debate: what can we make of UK’s possible leaders?

With the 2015 general election just five weeks away, the seven leading parties are in full campaign mode. They went head-to-head in a live debate on ITV, feuding over topics such as NHS, education, cuts and immigration on Thursday. An [read more]

China’s great wall of sand: will it antagonise territorial tensions?

China’s great wall of sand: will it antagonise territorial tensions?

The South China sea and its outstanding natural beauty has been an area of territorial contention for centuries. In recent years, the access to crude oil and natural gas has been a driving force for the land-grabbing by Vietnam, China, [read more]

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