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Here's Why We Haven't Quite Figured Out How to Feed Billions More People

Solving the world's looming food crisis will require big investments in agricultural research, yet public support for that is lagging.<p>When famine loomed in Mexico and southern Asia in the mid-20th century, agricultural crop researchers saved the day. Scientists at Mexico's International Maize and …

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The Pink Star: world's most expensive diamond to go under the hammer

Valued at £40 million, The "Pink Star", a 59.6-carat diamond, was presented in Geneva ahead of an auction sale in November.<p>Sotheby's has been showing off a pink diamond that is expected to fetch more than £40 million at auction.<p>The auction house has given a preview of what it calls the world's most …

G20: how global tax reform could transform Africa's fortunes

Africa has lost its tolerance for being exploited. I urge G20 leaders to tackle issues such as transfer mispricing<p>Global tax reform would seem an unlikely issue to excite and unite the world. Yet as public anger grows over the unconscionable scale of tax avoidance by multinational companies, such …