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Educating China's elderly to fight obesity in the young

Educating China's elderly to fight obesity in the young
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Academics from the University of Birmingham, UK are engaging with grandparents in China, to help tackle the increasing problem of obesity amongst Chinese children in a trailblazing public health programme.
Date:
24/03/2015

He's back – but the power struggle around Vladimir Putin continues behind the scenes

He's back – but the power struggle around Vladimir Putin continues behind the scenes
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Written by Dr Adrian Campbell. The apparent disappearance of Russian president Vladimir Putin between March 5 and 16 provoked a festival of Kremlinological speculation on a scale not seen since the temporary ousting of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the abortive coup of 1991.
Date:
19/03/2015

Why Iran's Supreme Leader may yet swallow a bitter nuclear deal

Why Iran's Supreme Leader may yet swallow a bitter nuclear deal
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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. Iran is being pushed to the edge by sanctions over its nuclear programme. Will its dying Supreme Leader cave to the pressure?
Date:
06/03/2015

Iraq government cuts threaten its brightest students abroad

Iraq government cuts threaten its brightest students abroad
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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. Iraqis pursuing postgraduate study abroad face a difficult future, after the country's higher education minister signed two measures cutting their stipends by up to 50% and limiting support to three years.
Date:
04/03/2015

Sporting bodies must up their game in the fight against doping

Sporting bodies must up their game in the fight against doping
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From Ben Johnson to Lance Armstrong, with countless others in-between, there has been no shortage of high-profile doping scandals to shake the sporting world in recent decades.
Date:
03/03/2015

UBRacing Update - March 2015

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UBRacing have been incredibly busy so far this year with new design developments underway and the chasis in progress. Daisy Partlow and Iestyn Stead tell us more.
Date:
03/03/2015

In death, Boris Nemtsov embodies the hope of a better Russia

In death, Boris Nemtsov embodies the hope of a better Russia
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Written by Dr Adrian Campbell. For Russia to make peace with its troubled post-Communist history, it needs a 1990s hero to remember. Boris Nemtsov could be just that.
Date:
02/03/2015

How Israel's military stopped Netanyahu attacking Iran

How Israel's military stopped Netanyahu attacking Iran
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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. A release of top-secret documents indicates that Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has exaggerated – and possibly lied – with his repeated claims that Iran is on the brink of a nuclear bomb.
Date:
26/02/2015

furnace: A New Online Postgraduate Journal

furnace: A New Online Postgraduate Journal
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furnace is a new online Postgraduate journal within the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (IIICH) at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
25/02/2015

Moscow holds aces as bombing rattles shaky Ukraine ceasefire

Moscow holds aces as bombing rattles shaky Ukraine ceasefire
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). . Just as the latest peace deal to stabilise Ukraine was being put into place, a bomb exploded in the city of Kharkiv, killing two people and injuring at least ten, while another was found and defused in Odessa.
Date:
23/02/2015
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