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Greta Thunberg: The teenage old soul of the climate crisis

Greta Thunberg: The teenage old soul of the climate crisis

In person, she is tiny. Eyes wide and head down, her discomfort with crowds and small talk make it easy to understand why Greta Thunberg says she was “an invisible girl” for most of her 16 years. But when Thunberg went to Washington — into the lights, cameras and lack-of-action that makes up the modern…MORE

India slashes business taxes in a bid to boost growth

India slashes business taxes in a bid to boost growth

India is slashing taxes on companies and manufacturers to try and revive its struggling economy. Profits made by Indian companies will now be taxed at a rate of 22%, down from 30%, as long as they don’t apply for other incentives or exemptions, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on Friday. New manufacturing firms incorporated after…MORE

Meet the Gwijo Squad, the musical fan group confronting apartheid’s legacy

Meet the Gwijo Squad, the musical fan group confronting apartheid’s legacy

The final whistle rings out around Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg. It’s June 9, 2018 and the South Africans have resurrected a lost cause against England, overturning a 24-3 deficit to secure a dramatic and try-laden 42-39 victory. But the result is almost immaterial. The match will forever be remembered as a turning point in…MORE

Opioid-maker Purdue Pharma is allowed bonus payout in bankruptcy case

Opioid-maker Purdue Pharma is allowed bonus payout in bankruptcy case

The judge overseeing the bankruptcy case for opioid-maker Purdue Pharma issued an interim order late Wednesday allowing the company and its subsidiaries to continue paying its employees, former employees and retirees. The company estimates it will pay about $26 million in wages and benefits, including bonuses. The pharmaceutical giant and maker of the painkiller Oxycontin…MORE

Sex work is legal here. But only if you register with the police

Sex work is legal here. But only if you register with the police

Due to the stigma associated with sex work in Senegal, the women CNN interviewed asked that their identities be protected. They are identified using pseudonyms. Dakar, Senegal — On a sweltering afternoon in a suburb of Dakar, Binta is among a group of women waiting to be seen in the back of a Senegalese government…MORE