Religious Hostilities Reach Six-Year High

The FINANCIAL -- The share of countries with a high or very high level of social hostilities involving religion reached a six-year peak in 2012, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. …

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High action, high risk

The FINANCIAL -- Hollywood’s latest special-effects blockbuster Gravity has wowed critics and cinema audiences alike, but such high-octane, action-packed films present interesting risks for film makers and their insurers, according to Lloyd's. …

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Online Dating & Relationships

The FINANCIAL -- One in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app themselves, and many people now know someone who uses online dating or who has found a spouse or long-term partner via…

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Disney’s Planes inspires a generation of pilots

The FINANCIAL -- Watching Disney’s new animation ‘Planes’, in cinemas now, is sure to inspire cinema-goers to take to the air, but it seems many youngsters already find flying inspirational. Working for an airline is still one of…

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The great pearl robbery

The FINANCIAL -- It was one of the most audacious thefts of its time, its resonance eclipsed only by oncoming war – and it concerned a breathtaking string of pearls, insured by Lloyd’s for £150,000. …

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All that glistens

The FINANCIAL -- The value of diamonds stolen in an armed robbery in Cannes at the weekend has been estimated at nearly £90m, making it one of the world's biggest jewellery thefts, and highlighting the risks of exhibiting…

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