Why China is winning the war in Ukraine716
Moscow may have done the fighting, but Beijing is reaping the rewards
Expert view: Is Algeria losing its head?716Dr Claire Spencer
Rumblings as president remains hidden from view
Saving the seas: Marine sanctuaries are only a drop in the ocean716
Vast swathes of the seas are being declared protected areas to preserve marine life. But they are not fully protected and are only a small part of the solution
Diet and climate change: the heat from the meat716
The graph shows how meat consumption tends to increase with rising income, until it reaches a plateau in developed countries. Cultural factors also play a part: Brazil has a tradition of meat eating, Japan less so. As incomes rise in emerging and developing countries, meat consumption is forecast to increase by 76 per cent by mid-century.
Saving the seas: Easter Island’s marine haven716
Conservationists are delighted, but some islanders are circumspect about the announcement of a vast marine protected area in their waters
New Silk Road: Investors plan their journey716
More than 4,000 project proposals have been filed with the organization in charge of Beijing’s new Silk Road initiative which is designed to improve infrastructure in 60 countries from China to Europe. The high level of interest does not mean that the One Belt, One Road project is ready to take concrete form, though.
Saving the seas: How cod is coming back from the brink716
The efforts of North Sea fisheries to save depleted cod stocks could be a model for other areas blighted by overfishing
Don’t put your money on a unicorn716
Everyone agrees that 2013 was a good year for spotting unicorns. No fewer than 39 of the beasts were sighted. In previous decades there had been on average four born a year. But the once shy beast has become increasingly common, at least in California. As 2015 drew to a close, there were 69 recorded births this year.
Quiz of the year716
Test your knowledge of the world in our annual quiz
Jargonbuster: Skirting around716
The habit of using long words where short ones will do has spawned a small dictionary of business-speak, and today’s first example is ‘monetization’. It became a vogue phrase in the early days of the internet, when newspapers started to put their articles online and then scratched their heads over how to make money out of them. Then it was adopted by people whose videos of their children doing funny things became popular on YouTube, and who wondered if they could cash in on their exhibitionism.