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    Watch: Quartz talks with CEOs, politicians, union leaders, and a robot about the future of work [qz.com] With each advance in technology, workers are forced to adapt. In some cases, their lives become easier and more productive; in others, their skills are…
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      Is the future of business a company without workers, managers or a CEO? [qz.com] These days, it’s hardly surprising to hear that a hot new startup has received gobs of money from eager investors. But a new company called…
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        Companies with more women on the board are less likely to make acquisitions [qz.com] Groups of men, left alone without the civilizing influence of women, will descend into barbarism, thumping chests, picking fights, and brawling unchecked. That’s the gross…
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          A wealthy Swiss village has chosen to pay a $300,000 fine rather than accept just 10 refugees [qz.com] Faced with the choice of taking in handful of refugees or paying a hefty fine, a Swiss village opted for the fine. Residents of Oberwil-Lieli—which…
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            Botched up blood transfusions are infecting thousands of Indians with HIV [qz.com] In the 17 months between Oct. 2014 and March this year, some 2,234 persons across India have contracted the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) following blood…
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              India has 18 million modern slaves—at least five times more than any other country in the world [qz.com] India is home to the largest number of enslaved people in the world. A little over 18 million people—equal to the entire population of Chile—are…
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                An Indian engineer in Silicon Valley has invented a machine to brew the perfect masala tea [qz.com] For the last two-and-a-half years, Gaurav Chawla has had one obsession: Making the perfect cup of masala chai. Since quitting his engineering job at cloud…
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                  India plans to sell holy water from one of the world’s dirtiest rivers—online [qz.com] Indians may soon be able to seek salvation online, but it will still be unclean. The Indian government plans to sell water from River Ganga…
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                    Nigeria’s mobile data prices are finally starting to come down [qz.com] Africa’s mobile internet market has grown steadily over the last decade and new forecasts show mobile data revenue, will double over the five years to…
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                      Banning Kenya from the Rio Olympics would give the sports world a major dilemma [qz.com] The World Anti-Doping Agency, the International Olympic Committee and the International Association of Athletics Federations are facing a real dilemma. Having pushed Kenya tow…
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                        Indonesia had another high-seas encounter with China—but this time it brought a bigger boat [qz.com] In March, an Indonesian patrol boat captured a Chinese fishing trawler illegally operating within Indonesia’s territorial waters. Before it could impound the offen…
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                          A new journalism startup in Hong Kong is betting the public will pay for unbiased news [qz.com] Hong Kong Starting an independent news service in today’s media environment would be a challenge anywhere. In Hong Kong, it seems like a singularly bad…
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                            Bollywood’s failure to stand by Tanmay Bhat proves it does not deserve the free speech it seeks [qz.com] Bollywood, despite its gloss & glamour, has often had to give in to the whims and fancies of a dictatorial Indian movie regulator. Be it…
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                              Tens of thousands of striking Verizon workers may finally go back to work [qz.com] After one of the biggest labor strikes in recent US history, nearly 40,000 Verizon employees may finally return to work. The Communications Workers of America…
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                                The first edition of “Alice in Wonderland” was supposed to be trashed as “waste paper” [qz.com] In June 1865, Scottish publisher MacMillan printed 2,000 copies of a beautiful new children’s book. But the illustrator, one John Tenniel, was so disappointed with…
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                                  For the first time in centuries, Swedish men outnumber women [qz.com] By many measures, Sweden is the second-best country in which to be a woman, after Denmark. But for single, heterosexual women looking for partners, it…
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                                    Outrage grows over the death of a gorilla, shot after a child climbed into its enclosure [qz.com] An endangered gorilla was shot and killed yesterday, May 28, after a 4-year-old boy fell into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio. Now…
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                                      Holocaust survivors can claim reparations from France’s national rail company until tomorrow [qz.com] In just two years from 1942 to 1944, at least 76,000 French Jews were deported to Nazi concentration camps by SNCF, France’s national railway corporation…
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                                        The Amish understand a crucial thing about modern medicine that most Americans don’t [qz.com] The Allegheny Plateau, sprawling across northern Pennsylvania and beyond, is an ecosystem of forested hills, with land that supports black bears, bald eagles and wanderin…
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                                          A Hong Kong protester brutally beaten by police got jail time for “resisting arrest” [qz.com] Ken Tsang Kin-chiu, a Hong Kong politician and social worker who was beaten in a dark doorway during the Umbrella Movement protests by police, was…