The News Matrix: Monday 9 September 2013

Pope claims arms trade ‘fuels wars’

Tony Abbott stands with his family as he claims victory in Australia's federal election

Tony Abbott's Australia: conservative, less green, more mean

The new Prime Minister has indicated his planned direction and won praise from David Cameron and Rupert Murdoch

Investment Insider: Where next for Asian growth?

Look to middle-class consumer spending for the next opportunities

Sri Lanka turning authoritarian, says UN human rights chief Navi Pillay

The United Nations rights chief has chastised the Sri Lankan government, saying it is showing signs of heading in an increasingly authoritarian direction despite the end of a civil war four years ago.

Investors facing hit from Syrian crisis

Should you start a flight to safety for your savings, or wait to see if the conflict worsens?

Justice has not been served for Lindsay Sandiford

More needs to be done to support the hundreds of Brits arrested abroad every year

British woman Lindsay Sandiford has been sentenced to death

No reprieve: British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford loses appeal against Bali death sentence

57-year-old's only hope now is to ask President for clemency

Bumi shakes up management team on way to a 'relaunch'

Embattled coal miner Bumi has revamped its management team in what chief executive Nick von Schirnding claims will be a "relaunch".

‘Miss World is anti-Muslim,’ say Indonesian clerics ahead of Bali-set show

One of the country’s most influential Islamic groups wants next month’s Miss World cancelled, saying the exposure of skin by women in a competition violates Muslim teachings.

The Big Six: Luxury camps

From safari-style tents and old ghost towns to rice paddies and desert experiences

Five questions about: Emerging markets

Emerging markets? Where are they?

The News Matrix: Wednesday 21 August 2013

Salary is top priority for school leavers

HMAS Parramatta, an Australian Navy ship that came to the rescue

106 rescued after asylum seeker boat sinks north of Christmas Island

Australian navy ships rush to help those aboard capsized boat in Indian Ocean

Rupee slumps amid capital outflow fears

The rupee was routed yesterday, as traders placed bets that the Indian currency would continue to slide in value against the US dollar.

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Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
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Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor
The ZX Spectrum has been crowd-funded back into play - with some 21st-century tweaks

The ZX Spectrum is back

The ZX Spectrum was the original - and for some players, still the best. David Crookes meets the fans who've kept the games' flames lit
Grace of Monaco film panned: even the screenwriter pours scorn on biopic starring Nicole Kidman

Even the screenwriter pours scorn on Grace of Monaco biopic

The critics had a field day after last year's premiere, but the savaging goes on
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Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people once had about periods

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The quirks of work perks

From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)
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Is bridge becoming hip?

The number of young players has trebled in the past year. Gillian Orr discovers if this old game has new tricks
Long author-lists on research papers are threatening the academic work system

The rise of 'hyperauthorship'

Now that academic papers are written by thousands (yes, thousands) of contributors, it's getting hard to tell workers from shirkers
The rise of Lego Clubs: How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships

The rise of Lego Clubs

How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships
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Joe Root: 'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

Joe Root says the England dressing room is a happy place again – and Stokes is the catalyst
Raif Badawi: Wife pleads for fresh EU help as Saudi blogger's health worsens

Please save my husband

As the health of blogger Raif Badawi worsens in prison, his wife urges EU governments to put pressure on the Saudi Arabian royal family to allow her husband to join his family in Canada