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The Spectator Index 1h
Turkey GDP growth. 2010: 8.5% 2011: 11.1% 2012: 4.8% 2013: 8.5% 2014: 5.2% 2015: 6.1% 2016: 3.2% 2017: 7.4% 2018: 2.6% 2019: -2.5%
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The Spectator Index 5h
BREAKING: 6.1 magnitude quake strikes eastern Taiwan
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The Spectator Index 6h
BREAKING: Gunmen have killed 14 people after they hijacked a bus in southwestern Pakistan
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The Spectator Index 8h
BREAKING: Man who walked into St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan while holding two cans of gasoline has been arrested.
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The Spectator Index 8h
BREAKING: Facebook says it accidentally uploaded the email contacts of 1.5 million users without consent
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The Spectator Index 9h
BREAKING: US Energy Secretary Rick Perry planning to leave Trump administration
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The Spectator Index 10h
BREAKING: Pinterest valued at $10 billion, as it prepares for its IPO.
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The Spectator Index 10h
US GDP growth. 2010: 2.6% 2011: 1.6% 2012: 2.2% 2013: 1.8% 2014: 2.5% 2015: 2.9% 2016: 1.6% 2017: 2.2% 2018: 2.9% 2019: 2.3%
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The Spectator Index 11h
Teams remaining in UEFA Champions League: - Ajax - Barcelona - Liverpool - Tottenham
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The Spectator Index 12h
GDP per hour worked. ($US) Ireland: 85.9 Norway: 80.7 US: 64.1 Netherlands: 62.6 Germany: 60.5 France: 59.8 Australia: 52.7 UK: 52.5 Canada: 49.5 Italy: 47.9 Spain: 47.5 Japan: 41.8 Turkey: 38.1 Israel: 35.7 S Korea: 34.3 Russia: 24.1 South Africa: 21.9 Mexico: 18.8 (OECD)
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The Spectator Index 12h
JUST IN: 29 Germans dead in bus crash in Madeira, Portugal.
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The Spectator Index 12h
BREAKING: North Korea has test-fired a new tactical guided weapon
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The Spectator Index 13h
World's largest banks, 2018. 1. ICBC 2. China Construction Bank 3. JPMorgan Chase 4. Bank of America 5. Wells Fargo 6. Bank of China 7. HSBC Holdings 8. BNP Paribas 9. Banco Santander 10. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial (Forbes)
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The Spectator Index 13h
Starbucks. Median employee salary: $12,574 CEO salary: $11,500,000
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The Spectator Index 14h
Wealthiest celebrities in the United States, 2018. ($ billion) George Lucas: 5.4 Steven Spielberg: 3.7 Oprah Winfrey: 2.8 Michael Jordan: 1.7 Jay-Z: 0.9 Kylie Jenner: 0.9 David Copperfield: 0.87 Sean 'Diddy' Combs: 0.82 Tiger Woods: 0.8 (Forbes)
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The Spectator Index 14h
Revenue, 2017-18 (€ million) 1. Real Madrid: 750 2. Barcelona: 690 3. Man United: 666 4. Bayern: 629 5. Man City: 568 6. PSG: 541 7. Liverpool: 513 8. Chelsea: 505 9. Arsenal: 439 10. Tottenham: 428 11. Juve: 394 12. Dortmund: 317 13. Atletico: 304 14. Inter: 280 (Deloitte)
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The Spectator Index 15h
Flights on time, 2017 Qantas: 86.2% Japan Airlines: 85.3% Singapore: 84.1% All Nippon: 83.8% Qatar: 82.9% Delta: 82.7% United: 79.8% Emirates: 79.7% American Airlines: 79% British Airways: 78.5% Lufthansa: 76.9% Air France: 76.4% Turkish Airlines: 76.3% Air China: 60.1% (OAG)
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The Spectator Index 15h
Best countries to raise children, 2018. 1. Denmark 2. Sweden 3. Norway 4. Finland 5. Canada 6. Netherlands 7. Switzerland 8. New Zealand 9. Australia 10. Austria (US News and World Report)
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The Spectator Index 16h
GDP. Russia: $1650 billion Spain: $1470 billion Australia: $1460 billion Mexico: $1240 billion Texas: $1755 billion
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The Spectator Index 16h
Cartoons by year of debut SpongeBob: 1999 Family Guy: 1999 South Park: 1997 Dragon Ball Z: 1996 X-Men: 1992 Rugrats: 1991 Simpsons: 1989 Duck Tales: 1987 Pink Panther: 1969 The Jetsons: 1962 Flintstones: 1960 Tom and Jerry: 1940 Popeye: 1933 Looney Tunes: 1930 Mickey Mouse: 1928
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