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    Quartz Daily Brief—Asia edition—America’s job report card, Britain’s shift on refugees, anti-ISIS anime [qz.com] What to watch for today Singaporeans rally ahead of next week’s general election. Eight out of nine political parties have secured permits for rallies …
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      Apple Pay’s new partner has one big advantage over Square [qz.com] Apple announced a new partnership last week with PayAnywhere for a new device that helps merchants accept Apple Pay transactions. It looks to be a…
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        Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is ordered to jail for refusing same-sex marriage licenses [qz.com] Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, was found in contempt of court and ordered to…
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          Hungary’s leader is determined to keep Europe for Europeans, even as refugees die [qz.com] On Sep. 2, an intercity train carrying roughly 500 migrants was stopped in the Hungarian town of Bicske, about 30 kilometers (~19 miles) west of…
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            84-hour-work week, picket-line crossing: This may be the worst Craigslist job posting ever [qz.com] More than 2,000 union workers at Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Technologies have been locked out of their factory since August 15 as part of a contract dispute.…
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              Viral images of a drowned Syrian child are forcing politicians to rethink their refugee policies [qz.com] Photos of a three-year-old Syrian boy who drowned off the coast of Turkey have sparked a social media storm in recent days. One image of…
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                As SodaStream leaves the West Bank, it blames its critics for hurting Palestinian workers [qz.com] SodaStream, a maker of machines for carbonating beverages at home, has a factory located in an illegal settlement in the Israel-occupied West Bank, so it…
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                  Japan is building a giant robotic lettuce factory [qz.com] Indoor lettuce-growing is in vogue. And it’s being taken over by robots. In 2016, Japanese vegetable production company Spread plans (pdf) to begin building a…
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                    In a generational about-face, teens don’t care about television anymore [qz.com] Televisions seem to get cheaper, bigger, and flatter every day. But according to a new report by the mobile firm Ericsson, Generation Z is not…
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                      Why Samsung’s new smartwatch doesn’t run Android [qz.com] Samsung has released some more information on its next generation of smartwatches, the Gear S2. Unlike most of the spate of non-Apple watches being released…
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                        Inspired by “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” NASA plans to hitch rides on comets using harpoons and tethers [qz.com] If this were the creation of some space-obsessed civilian, it would probably be written off as ludicrous. But it’s anything but. A project curre…
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                          As a student, I travelled to NYU’s satellite campus and was shocked by its human rights abuses [qz.com] For many educational and cultural establishments, the Gulf has become the epicenter for lavish construction projects. Qatar is home to a consortium of schools i…
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                            Oil bulls are subject to a hard fact, which is that US shale is a stubborn bear [qz.com] Oil prices continue to swing wildly, but they are subject to a hard fact—the incessant flow of US shale oil, which, according to a leading…
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                              Arabs are calling out their governments for not doing enough to help refugees [qz.com] Warning: This post contains distressing images. The devastating photos of a Syrian boy who drowned trying to get to Europe has sparked international outrage. But…
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                                In a powerful video, a 13-year-old Syrian boy nails the truth of the refugee crisis [qz.com] A video of Kinan Masalmeh, a 13-year-old Syrian refugee interviewed this week by Al Jazeera in the Hungarian town of Szeged, has gone viral on…
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                                  The market thinks the ECB is bluffing again [qz.com] Though the European Central Banks’ governing council left interest rates alone when it met this morning, monetary policymakers have cause for concern. The council’s staff…
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                                    It’s time to say goodbye to the wedding industry’s most unnecessarily extravagant fantasy [qz.com] A few months ago, I was downsizing my possessions as part of an experiment in minimalism. Like many women, my most copious source of possessions…
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                                      The hidden economic lessons of the evil eye [qz.com] In Brazil, it’s olho grande. Italians call it il malocchio. Hungarians refer to gonosz szem. Deochi in Romania. In urdu, it’s known as nazar lagna.…
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                                        Index Awards: These prize-winning, game-changing designs tackle some of our toughest global challenges [qz.com] “Design’s purpose is to improve lives,” explained this year’s jury chair Mikal Hallstrup of the design industry’s Index Awards. “It’s not about tea cups…
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                                          Survey: Only 12% of people in China have a favorable view of Japan, and it’s worse in the other direction [qz.com] Today China held a military parade in Beijing to celebrate its victory in World War II—or the “War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression,” as it…