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International EMBA programmes not providing a global education

First offered in 1943, the executive MBA (EMBA) programme – a degree for working managers – was designed to meet the needs of the experienced …

Education

Vladimir Putin first to leave G20 summit, pleading lack of sleep

Russian president says the atmosphere was constructive and media reports of conflict with Western leaders were exaggerated<p>A tired Vladimir Putin has left Brisbane’s G20 praising the summit’s “constructive atmosphere” and saying the reported fallout between him and leaders of Western countries were …

Russia says MH17 was shot down by plane missiles

State television claims to have received the 'sensational pictures' showing the Boeing was shot down by cannon fire over Ukraine<p>Russian state television has produced a "satellite image" that allegedly showed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 being shot down by a fighter jet yesterday, in what appeared …

Russia

World Cup 2014: Holland v Mexico – in pictures

It was 35 degrees at pitchside in the Estádio Castelão at Fortaleza, where Holland and Mexico meet in the last 16 of the World Cup. Here are the best pictures from the match ... and here are our favourite pictures of the Mexico coach Miguel Herrera from throughout the World Cup

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FORTUNE — A big challenge for investors is piercing management’s feel-good, “it’s all great if you leave out the bad stuff” earnings metrics to measure a company’s true profitability. Even the official GAAP accounting numbers frequently need plenty of scrubbing to reveal the real picture. For …

The Dark Side of Globalization: Why Seattle's 1999 Protesters Were Right

The WTO demonstrators were the "Occupy" movement of the late-20th century—mocked, maligned, and mostly right.<p>In 1999, my friend moved to Seattle, where he was hit with rubber bullets, tear-gassed in the face, and nearly arrested by police. He had joined the famous protests of the WTO Ministerial …

The Wolf of Wall Street Is Enraging Moviegoers, Thrilling Bankers, And Making Tons Of Cash

<i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> is doing great—it led the holiday box office with $10 million on Christmas Day!<p><i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> is doing terribly—it earned a C rating on CinemaScore, meaning audiences liked it less than everything else currently in theaters, including <i>Walking With Dinosaurs</i>.<p>Whatever …

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

Self-improvement

Could hi-tech accessories make cycling safer?

<b>Although more people are getting around by bike, cyclists remain the most vulnerable group of road users. Could a range of wearable technologies keep them safer?</b><p>In the UK, the number of people killed in cycling accidents is on the rise.<p>Most serious incidents involve another vehicle and commonly …

Cycling

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

Western Australia

Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-13 – in pictures

Eschewing the race for the South Pole, geologist and explorer Douglas Mawson took his scientific expedition to the eastern Antarctic – a region totally unmapped and unexplored. Here is a glimpse of the photographic archive that records their epic journey

Official World Cup balls: a potted history – in pictures

Since 1970, Adidas have had the honour of producing the official match balls for the World Cup finals. With the announcement for the Telstar 18 for 2018 Russia, we take a look back at the balls that have graced the finals over the past 43 years

60 Years of Playboy: The Most Iconic Playboy Covers, From Marilyn Monroe to Kim Kardashian

In Dec. 1953, the first issue of Playboy magazine was released. To celebrate 60 years of Playboy, The Daily Beast gives you the 35 most iconic …

How Google Earth is busting Persian Gulf nations for overfishing

Weapons-grade uranium isn’t the only thing Iran may be hiding. The country does not report its fishing catch to the United Nations, which is problematic given that the Persian Gulf, like other areas of the world, suffers from overfishing. But thanks to Google Earth, scientists now know that Iran …

Google Earth

Mom creates fairytale photos of napping baby

By Bryan Chan, Los Angeles Times<p>Freelance artist Sioin Queenie Liao created these fairytale dreamscapes of her napping son using common household items for a series of images called “Wengenn in Wonderland.” A skirt was folded to represent the moon and a belt for a snake. No shopping required. …

Visions of Earth 2012 - Photo Gallery

Photograph by Musadeq Sadeq, AP Images<p><b>December 2012</b><p><b>Afghanistan</b>—Overnight snowfall slows the pace of a Monday-morning commute in residential Kabul. The street is lined with flags heralding the opening of the Afghan parliament.<p>Photograph by Sergey Anisimov<p><b>December 2012</b><p><b>Russia</b>—Rosy from the bitter …

Both sexes 'ogle' women, study finds

Women are just as likely to "ogle" other women's chests and waists as men, new study finds<p>It's not the greatest surprise that a scientific experiment found that men spend less time looking women in the eyes than they do ogling their waists and chests.<p>However, researchers also found that women do …

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

A haul of fossils found in Georgia suggests that half a dozen species of early human ancestor were actually all Homo erectus<p>The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human …

America’s highest earners work at least 60 hours a week—more than anyone else in the world

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>Do Americans—and many Europeans working in American-dominated fields such as investment bank, consulting and ventures—work too hard?<p>Economic data show that in 1950, Americans worked around 1,900 hours per year. That’s now down to 1,700. But the French, who used to work …

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11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Debt ceiling crisis has other nations angry and scared

<b>At the start of the current US budget standoff, other countries viewed the situation with a mix of sympathy, concern and bemusement. With the 17 October deadline for raising the debt ceiling approaching, however, the international view has changed to fear and anger.</b><p>While many abroad have considered …

Government Shutdown

World's Top Brands, Where Are The Chinese?

Nowhere.<p>China may be growing by leaps and bounds and has become the world’s second largest economy, but Chinese companies have yet to make it to Forbes’ Most Powerful Brands list and Interbrand’s list of Best Global Brands.<p>Both lists are filled with American companies like Apple, Google, Coke, …

Designs for Great Architectural Landmarks that Were Never Built

If you're writing an alternate history, these would be the buildings you'd want to include. They're the discarded designs for famous landmarks. …

Skyscrapers

“I had been eyeing this part of the gorge for the better part of two weeks," recalls photographer Forest Woodward. “To get this shot, however, I had a very specific vision for the frame I wanted, so I positioned myself accordingly and stayed there for the duration of the climb.” http://on.natgeo.com/194dLnT Photograph by Forest Woodward

40 Must-See Photos From The Past

The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” was coined by American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911. It’s a simple notion that applies …