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  • October 31, 2019

    Hong Kong’s economy shrinks 3.2%, causing the country to slip into recession

    Amid the current US-China trade war and anti-government protests, Hong Kong officially slipped into a technical recession as the economy shrank 3.2% in the third quarter.
    Amid the current US-China trade war and anti-government protests, Hong Kong officially slipped into a technical recession as the economy shrank 3.2% in the third quarter.
  • October 29, 2019

    Samira Ahmed launches landmark case against the BBC over equal pay

    While Samira Ahmed has launched a landmark case for £500,000 in back pay, another 12 BBC women are also planning on taking the corporation to tribunal over equal pay.
    While Samira Ahmed has launched a landmark case for £500,000 in back pay, another 12 BBC women are also planning on taking the corporation to tribunal over equal pay.
  • October 25, 2019

    Friday news roundup October 25, 2019

    Brazil approved pension reforms, offshore windfarms could be the answer to global electricity needs, and protests continue in Chile. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
    Brazil approved pension reforms, offshore windfarms could be the answer to global electricity needs, and protests continue in Chile. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
  • October 24, 2019

    New South Wales, Australia: almost 900,000 people are living below the poverty line

    According to data by the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS), in NSW there are almost 900,000 people living below the poverty line.
    According to data by the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS), in NSW there are almost 900,000 people living below the poverty line.
  • October 22, 2019

    Expensive childcare makes it less likely that mothers will return to work

    Providing more affordable childcare and supporting women to return to work could give all parents more choices about how they combine work and family life.
    Providing more affordable childcare and supporting women to return to work could give all parents more choices about how they combine work and family life.
  • October 21, 2019

    Tech subjects in Australia at risk amid acute teacher shortage

    According to a survey of more than 400 Australian schools, conducted in August, 96% are experiencing difficulties hiring qualified technology teachers.
    According to a survey of more than 400 Australian schools, conducted in August, 96% are experiencing difficulties hiring qualified technology teachers.
  • Friday news roundup October 18, 2019

    The first all-female space walk is finally happening and the UK's Channel 4 announced a new menopause policy. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
    The first all-female space walk is finally happening and the UK's Channel 4 announced a new menopause policy. Here's a snapshot of some of the news stories you may have missed this week.
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