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China to better serve migrant workers

China will improve services for migrant workers in cities to help them become urbanites, as part of the country's efforts to nurture a high quality work force, expand consumption and let the vast group enjoy the fruits of the country's growth.
Press briefing on household registration reform

16 killed in Israeli shelling of another UN school

At least 16 civilians were believed to be killed, including women and children, as another United Nations school serving as a shelter for Palestinians in Gaza was hit by shells on Wednesday.
119 Palestinians killed on 23rd day of Israeli offensive
Abbas declares Gaza disaster area

Microsoft says it always abides by law in China

Microsoft Corp. Wednesday said in a statement that it has always abided by laws and regulations in China and will "actively answer" questions raised by China's anti-monopoly regulators

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Big data, big insight, and potential big trouble

The rise of big data points to the need for society's institutions (business and government) to evolve in ways that ensure that such new technology will be used for the ultimate benefit of society.


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Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa

The worst Ebola outbreak in history has killed hundreds in West Africa and also sparked fears that it might spread around the region and the world.

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