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Didi Shares Crash After China Bans It From App Stores

The Cyberspace Administration of China restricted the Didi Chuxing app from being downloaded on Sunday after saying it posed a cybersecurity risk for customers, and that the platform was "found to have severely violated the laws by illegally collecting and using personal information."

Shorter Working Week Trials An ‘Overwhelming Success’ In Iceland

The trials run by Reykjavík City Council and the national government saw worker wellbeing "dramatically" increase across a range of indicators, from perceived stress and burnout, to health and work-life balance, according to researchers from think tank Autonomy and research organization the Association for Sustainable Democracy (Alda)

Thousands Thought They Were Getting The Covid Vaccine. They Were Injected With Saltwater Instead.

Thousands of people have fallen prey to an elaborate wide-ranging scam selling fake coronavirus vaccines in India, with doctors and medical workers among those arrested for their involvement, authorities say.

Malawian Millennial Takes On Powerful Plastics Lobby And Wins Global Prize

"It became very personal for me after interacting with farmers," she says. "Some of them are losing their livestock because once the animals get into the field, which is so heavily polluted with single-use plastic, they consume these plastics, which kill them, thereby affecting the livelihood of their owners.”

Canada To Ease Mandatory Quarantine On Some Arrivals

From just before midnight on July 5, Canadians and permanent residents who've received a full course of a coronavirus vaccine accepted by the government can leave isolation early of if they test negative for Covid on entry.

Traveling While Black? Try Historic Berlin

“Berlin is a city filled with art, culture, and history,” Kesi Irvin, who quit her job on Wall Street six years ago and is a self-described Black solo-female traveler, told NNPA Newswire. She noted that the city is open about its dark history and offers many tours regarding the old and hateful Nazi regime. “I would recommend going on one of the Underground Berlin tours, which shows how people escaped from East to West Berlin,” Irvin remarked.

Great Britain’s First Black Studies Professor Wants To Unite The Diaspora

“One of the things I wanted to drive home is this connection of colonial violence that makes capitalism possible. Without this history of colonial violence, not only is capitalism not possible, neither is White supremacy and the industrialization of Europe as we currently know it.”

Black Lives Matter Activist In Critical Condition After Being Shot In Head

"It is with great sadness that we inform you that our own Sasha Johnson has been brutally attacked and sustained a gunshot wound to her head," the Taking the Initiative Party (TTIP) said in a statement. "She is currently in intensive care and in a critical condition."

Anti-Olympics Protests In Tokyo As Covid-19 Worsens In Japan

Protests are being held in Tokyo to support the cancellation of the Olympic Games as the Covid-19 pandemic worsens in the country. Japan has only fully vaccinated about 1% of its population.

Lorna Falconer Says She’s Faced Racism And Sexism In English Football

Last year the English Football Association launched the Football Leadership Diversity Code, in which clubs agreed that 15% of new executive appointments will be from a Black or underrepresented ethnic background, with 30% of them female.

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