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What it takes to be the largest condom brand in sex-shy India

According to Nielsen, Manforce holds over 32% of the Indian market. The brand is way ahead of rivals Durex and Kamasutra.

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What’s causing the global chip shortage?

From cars to smart refrigerators, almost everything today needs a chip. The supply cannot keep up with the demand, which is shaking the industry.

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Why China’s new ambassador to the US is unlikely to go full “wolf warrior”

In his first remarks in the US, Qin admitted that US-China relations are at a difficult point.

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SpaceX just saved NASA $500 million with one rocket

Here's one: NASA saved at least $ 548 million and maybe more thanks to just one deal with Elon Musk's SpaceX. Last week, the U.S. space agency tapped the company's Falcon Heavy rocket to launch a spacecraft to one of Jupiter's moons, Europe, in 2024 - on the astronomical body.

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A new estimate of Covid-19 deaths in India could double 2021’s global toll

During India's brutal second wave of Covid-19 between April and June, public health experts, human rights activists and the international community blamed the Narendra Modi government for the death count.

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This CDC map shows where in the US people should wear masks again

The CDC's map shows the areas with high or significant Covid-19 transmission where even vaccinated Americans should wear masks indoors again.

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These companies still donate to Jan. 6 seditionists in Congress

Witnesses described the hand-to-hand combat that resulted when pro-Trump insurgents attempted to take over the U.S. Capitol during certification of the 2020 presidential election while beating, stabbing, and choking police officers. "President Trump invited us here," said one official who told hi...

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How the language of the Edo people of Nigeria made its way into Portuguese creole

Several studies have shown that the Edo language is the main African component that forms the basis of the Creoles of the Gulf of Guinea.

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A legendary Chinese dissident blogger has suddenly fallen silent

For more than a decade, the anonymous blogger, Program-Think, eluded the authorities while writing hundreds of posts on techniques to circumvent Chinese censorship and defy state propaganda.

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The Bezos backlash is bigger than Blue Origin’s success

Jeff Bezos flew into space giving the industry its worst advertising day recently. The Animus had little to do with its space company Blue Origin. A lot of the Bezos hatred is simply that people are upset with the idea of ​​the private company or based in fake binaries about Bezos not spending hi...

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India’s homegrown Covid vaccine is running into deeper troubles abroad

The Brazilian government's investigation into Bharat Biotech, which develops and manufactures India's indigenous Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin, has intensified over the past two weeks.

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How to know you’re the target of Chinese state-sponsored hackers, according to US intelligence

The US, UK, EU, and NATO have linked a large-scale Microsoft Exchange hack to people connected to the Chinese government.

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Sex testing at the Olympics has always been wrong

Like the proverbial mole, the Olympic sex test keeps coming back - with disastrous consequences for women athletes around the world - no matter how often athletes and human rights defenders think they've got rid of it. The test was introduced in the 1930s to weed out "abnormal female athletes" fr...

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Biden’s child tax credit is a step away from a discriminatory system

The $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package signed by President Joe Biden in March 2021 will extend the child tax credit for one year. Instead of giving families up to $ 2,000 per child under the age of 17, the government is distributing a total of $ 3,600 for each child under 6 and $ 3,000 for...

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A Chinese clothing brand has found a workaround to Modi’s ban—and Indians can’t stop celebrating

On July 13, Indian Internet users began seeing banner ads on Amazon.in mentioning Shein as one of his "Prime Day Launches" for its July 26-27 sale.

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A new US-Europe rare earths supply chain is using a “very Chinese model” to counter China

A new transatlantic supply chain is inspired by China's strategy of extracting rare earths from the by-products of existing mining operations.

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The US blacklists 23 more Chinese companies for suspected abuses in Xinjiang

The US says Xinjiang firms "enabled Beijing's campaign of repression, mass detention and high-tech surveillance."

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The Olympics is now a TV-only event, and that’s bad news for TV

It's a harrowing development for a sports world that has slowly returned to a semblance of normalcy, with crowded crowds at events like the NBA Finals and Euro 2021 this week.

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The Lambda Covid-19 variant is now spreading beyond Latin America

The variant of lambda, or C.37, which is believed to originate from Peru, has been classified as a "variant of interest" by the World Health Organization.

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Indian auditors are asking NGOs about their Muslim beneficiaries

Hundreds of Indian NGOs are undergoing unprecedented government audits, raising fears that the results will eventually be used in reprisals against certain nonprofits.

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Africa’s last kingdom is using modern methods to silence dissent

After the internet was switched off and under cover of darkness, the government troops followed the demonstrators in Africa's last absolute kingdom, Eswatini.

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The fastest-growing remote jobs for US workers without college degrees

Remote jobs have previously been reserved for wealthy, well-educated workers. The vast majority of remote jobs are still held by college graduates, but a growing number of people without a degree are now working remotely. According to LinkedIn data provided to Quartz, nearly 4% of all U.S. job po...

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What we’ve learned after one month of operating a hybrid office

We learned a lot in our first month running a hybrid office and wanted to share those lessons for managers and executives who are now asking similar questions.

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Anant Ambani’s growing presence at Reliance Industries

Brown University alumnus Anant Ambani is an additional director on the Jio Platforms board of directors. In February he was appointed director of Reliance's Oil-to-Chemicals business.

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China is reining in one of its most successful tech businesses just days after its US IPO

China's cybersecurity regulator ordered app stores to remove Didi to curb the power of the country's internet giants.

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The EU’s new vaccine passport is causing whiplash for Africans and Indians

New travel restrictions to the EU that exclude certain types of vaccines are a headache.

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Pay attention to the world leaders praising China’s Communist Party on its 100th birthday

World leaders, Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party have congratulated them on their 100th anniversary.

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Both “made in India” vaccines are in the middle of international political storms

India has refused to recognize the European Union's digital Covid certificate until it contains both the Indian vaccines Covishield and Covaxin.

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Europeans are starting to feel a little bit better about China

A survey carried out by the Pew Research Center shows that Europeans think the same or better about China compared to last year.

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How to keep your house cool during a heatwave without making climate change worse

Western parts of the United States and Canada are baking in a record-breaking heat wave with temperatures of 43 degrees Celsius or more in Sacramento, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, and elsewhere in the region. The heat on June 28 was so intense it led to power outages in Washington and Oregon and...

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