LONDON: Weekly business magazine The Economist has launched a new three-page international news section covering global issues such as human rights, religion, terrorism and climate change.

The magazine, which claims a weekly global readership approaching four million, will feature the new segment alongside its current regional news sections: US, Britain, Europe, Middle East & Africa, the Americas and Asia.

Explains editor John Micklethwait: "The International section has two purposes: to provide a more logical home for many of the stories we already do; and to give us more room to compare the ways that different parts of the world react to global challenges like crime, epidemics and migration."

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