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  • July 28, 2021

    China orders food delivery firms to pay minimum wage

    Food delivery platforms in China are being required to improve pay, employee rights and working conditions for their delivery drivers. 
    Food delivery platforms in China are being required to improve pay, employee rights and working conditions for their delivery drivers. 
  • July 26, 2021

    Tokyo 2020 Olympics: The “first gender-balanced games in history”?

    The Tokyo Games will feature the highest proportion of female athletes (48.8%) to have ever competed at an Olympics.
    The Tokyo Games will feature the highest proportion of female athletes (48.8%) to have ever competed at an Olympics.
  • Friday news roundup July 23, 2021

    Tens of thousands of over 65s in the UK may have missed the deadline for applying for settled status and teen pregnancies are on the rise in Zimbabwe. Here’s a snapshot of some of the news stories you might have missed.
    Tens of thousands of over 65s in the UK may have missed the deadline for applying for settled status and teen pregnancies are on the rise in Zimbabwe. Here’s a snapshot of some of the news stories you might have missed.
  • July 20, 2021

    US increases its child tax credit to fight poverty

    Millions of American families have received the first of a series of monthly payments as part of an expanded child tax credit.
    Millions of American families have received the first of a series of monthly payments as part of an expanded child tax credit.
  • July 16, 2021

    Friday news roundup July 16, 2021

    Covid-19 is causing a rise in maternal death rates in Nepal and over 100 of the world's poorest countries are demanding action ahead of the COP26 climate meeting in November. Here’s a snapshot of some of the news stories you might have missed.
    Covid-19 is causing a rise in maternal death rates in Nepal and over 100 of the world's poorest countries are demanding action ahead of the COP26 climate meeting in November. Here’s a snapshot of some of the news stories you might have missed.
  • July 14, 2021

    Indian states considering two-child policy and sterilization incentives

    The Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Assam, and Gujarat are considering implementing a controversial two-child policy and incentivizing sterilization to control population numbers.
    The Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Assam, and Gujarat are considering implementing a controversial two-child policy and incentivizing sterilization to control population numbers.
  • July 13, 2021

    Student-run accounts by China’s marginalized LGTBQ community have been erased

    Without any warning, WeChat, a popular social media platform in China, permanently suspended the accounts of more than a dozen college LGBTQ groups.
    Without any warning, WeChat, a popular social media platform in China, permanently suspended the accounts of more than a dozen college LGBTQ groups.
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