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Could Superstorm Sandy bring an economic boost to the US?

It's the most populated area of the US and accounts for a quarter of the country's economy alone. When Superstorm Sandy arrived on the East Coast, it was inevitable that more than bricks and mortar would be affected. Sandy has also disrupted the presidential election campaign, closed down the stock exchange and slowed the economy. Experts say the repair bill will be much higher than for that of Irene, last year. But could there be a silver lining among the storm clouds?

By Kate WILLIAMS , Inès OLHAGARAY

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2014-09-18 children

Cleaning up Thailand's shady surrogacy industry

In the absence of rules, surrogacy has become a thriving - and shady - business in Thailand. But things could be about to change as a series of highly publicised cases have...

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2014-09-17 referendum

Scottish referendum: Should I stay or should I go?

This Wednesday is the final day of campaigning before people living in Scotland vote on whether or not to leave the United Kingdom. Our correspondents in Scotland have been to...

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2014-09-16 refugees

Italy: The search for missing migrants

As hundreds more migrants are feared dead in the Mediterranean, we're looking into the disappearance of many of those who do make it to Europe, hoping for a better life....

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2014-09-15 refugees

Lebanon: Islamic State organisation advances on refugee camps

After Iraq and Syria, Lebanon appears to be the next theatre of operations for the radical Islamic State organisation. Arsal, a remote town on the Syrian border, has become the...

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2014-09-12 World War I

The ghosts of German-ruled Namibia

Over a century ago, Germany colonised what is now know as Namibia. In the years that followed, tens of thousands of Africans were killed and all opposition was crushed. After its...

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