Pet food prices in Egypt rise 40% on new import tax | Money Talks

A customs tax recently imposed in Egypt has increased the cost of more than 300 items that the government considers to be luxury goods. That includes imported cat food, so Egypt’s cats have become the unlikely victims of the new tax. Rahul Radhakrishnan explains.

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This is what happens when you reply to spam email | James Veitch

Suspicious emails: unclaimed insurance bonds, diamond-encrusted safe deposit boxes, close friends marooned in a foreign country. They pop up in our inboxes, and standard procedure is to delete on sight. But what happens when you reply? Follow along as writer and comedian James Veitch narrates a hilarious, months-long exchange with a spammer who offered to cut him in on a hot deal.

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Published: 2016-01-08 16:41:09
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Why China is building islands in the South China Sea

China claims they aren’t military bases, but their actions say otherwise.

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China is building islands in the South China sea and its causing disputes among the other nations in the region; Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, and Indonesia. The US has many allies in the region and uses its massive Navy to patrol international waters, keeping shipping lanes open for trade

To truly understand the international conflicts and trends shaping our world you need a big-picture view. Video journalist Sam Ellis uses maps to tell these stories and chart their effects on foreign policy.

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What a well-off couple learned from cutting consumer habits

A software engineer and professional fundraiser in Boston decided four years ago to purge some of their consumerist habits to save more than 70 percent of their salaries. The result was a big move to rural Vermont and the release this month of the book, “Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living.” NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker reports.
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How to speak so that people want to listen | Julian Treasure

Have you ever felt like you’re talking, but nobody is listening? Here’s Julian Treasure to help you fix that. As the sound expert demonstrates some useful vocal exercises and shares tips on how to speak with empathy, he offers his vision for a sonorous world of listening and understanding.

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The end of the Chinese miracle | FT Features

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China’s economic miracle is under threat from a slowing economy and a dwindling labour force. The FT investigates how the world’s most populous country has reached a critical new chapter in its history. Jamil Anderlini narrates.

Filming and aerial photography by Max Duncan. Assistant producer: Christian Shepherd. Video editing by Richard Topping. Colour grading by Rory Cantwell. Graphics by Russell Birkett. Translations by Lucy Ren and Suong Mai. Produced and edited by Ben Marino

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Published: 2016-03-09 05:11:03
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