Why Japan has the most reliable rail network in the world

Japan’s rail network transports the equivalent of the world’s population every year. Clean, efficient, and extremely reliable, it is the envy of the world. But what makes the Japanese model so efficient?

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Dirty tactics politicians use to win elections

Before a single vote has been cast, Najib has already been roundly criticised of “downright cheating” and resorting to “dirty tactics”. While it remains to be seen what lengths Najib will go to secure his electoral victory, he is by no means the first politician to play dirty in an election.

Can North and South Korea ever reunite?

Less than 30 years have passed since the Berlin Wall collapsed and East and West Germany reunified. Now, proponents of Korean reunification believe the same might be achieved today. With bilateral talks yielding a peace treaty and a final end to the Korean War, talks of reunification between the two Koreas have moved beyond the realm of fantasy fiction to a possible, albeit far distant reality.

5 countries where women still lack basic rights

Several challenges still remain for women in the developing world, where regressive cultural practices, social stigma and religious autocracy still impede the progress of women in society. In these 5 countries in particular, woman still lack the basic rights we have taken for granted in the developed world.