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Leo Benedictus

Leo Benedictus

    Singapore rules to chew on
    Singapore rules to chew on
    It is the one thing you can expect foreigners to know about Singapore. Not that it’s a tiny island-city that experienced perhaps the greatest...
    Qatar: 12 things you need to know
    Qatar: 12 things you need to know
    Eighteen years after he deposed his father in a bloodless coup, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, the emir of Qatar, has announced that he will...
    Falklanders vow to out the three who voted ‘no’ to UK
    Falklanders vow to out the three who voted ‘no’ to UK
    But for the three Falkland islanders who voted no in the referendum, and who now find themselves marooned in a sea of 1513 yeses, this must be a...
    Paralympics: Innovations that win medals
    Paralympics: Innovations that win medals
    Oscar Pistorius's Flex-Foot Cheetah running blades, made by the global orthopaedic firm Ossur, always promised to be the most photographed piece...
    Brits falling out of love with drugs
    Brits falling out of love with drugs
    In March 1961 -- 50 years ago this month -- the countries of the world joined in their determination to stamp out drug abuse and came together to...
    Help, I'm leaking friends
    Help, I'm leaking friends
    Why do old people have fewer friends than young people? Is it because they're choosier? Or less entertaining company? Could it be that they just...
    How to boycott Bush
    How to boycott Bush
    George W Bush