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  • The Monitor's View The BRICS's new aid bank

    At a summit next week, the five 'emerging economies' of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – BRICS – will launch their first project: a development bank. It can only work, however, if it runs on similar principles of the World Bank.

  • The Monitor's View Israel looks within

    The brutal revenge killing of an Israeli Arab boy pushes many Israelis to say that a moral malaise is one cause of such a hate crime. This collective introspection is both a model for others and a strength to Israel.

  • The Monitor's View Preventing a religious war in the Mideast

    Attacks on sacred Shiite sites by the Sunni militants creating an 'Islamic State' in Iraq and Syria are risking a wider war in the Middle East. The world should help prevent such a major war of religion by applying lessons from previous wars between competing faiths.

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July 22, 2014

Photos of the day 07/22

Britain's Prince William and Kate Duchess of Cambridge and the Prince visit the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London to mark Prince George's first birthday, July 21.

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