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Venezuela raises minimum wage in fourth year of hyperinflation

Please try another search Economy14 hours ago (May 01, 2021 06:00PM ET) © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man counts Venezuelan bolivar notes in downtown Caracas CARACAS (Reuters) – The Venezuelan government increased the monthly minimum wage by 289%, an official said on Saturday, moving from the equivalent of 64 U.S. cents to about $2.40 at…

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Hong Kong man handed life sentence for stabbing ex-girlfriend to death on bus

A man who stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death on a bus in 2017 was sentenced to life imprisonment, the High Court ruled Thursday. Ng Yan-kin, 26, was convicted of murder last December for killing a 20-year-old woman, surnamed Li, on a bus before smashing a window and jumping out. The court earlier rejected his guilty…

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Canary Islands migrant pressure continues, living conditions ‘shameful’

In 2020, an unprecedented 23,000 migrants made the seaborne journey from northwestern Africa to the Canary Islands. However, in recent months, the Spanish archipelago has become a dead end, with migrants finding themselves stuck in overcrowded centres in which uncertainty and lack of support have generated tensions. In mid-April, several migrants contacted our editorial staff…

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India Is in Crisis

Every other Wednesday, Bon Appétit executive editor Sonia Chopra shares what’s going on at BA—the stories she’s loved reading, the recipes she’s been making, and more. If you sign up for our newsletter, you’ll get her letter before everyone else.In India, where just about 2% of the population is fully vaccinated, the COVID-19 crisis is…

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UNDP Launches an Innovation-Focused Lab, Aiming to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

(Sources: UNDP) The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) announced on Wednesday it has officially opened a Sustainable Development Goals Innovation Lab – a so-called SPARK Lab – in the southwestern city of Chengdu, China. With this project, the UN is embarking on an endeavor to utilize innovations in science, technology and finance to meet the…

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NBA standings: Seeding scenarios, breakdown for final spots in 2021 playoffs

Brace yourselves, basketball fans. The 2021 NBA playoffs are almost here. There is an added level of intrigue this year with the league implementing a new version of the play-in tournament, which was first seen inside the Florida “bubble” amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of the traditional eight-team fields in each conference, a total of 20 teams…

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UK court orders govt to provide halal food to Pakistani family at quarantine facility

LONDON: The British government was ordered by the UK High Court of Justice to provide halal food  to a Pakistani family at sehri and iftar during the mandatory 10-day stay at a quarantine facility, making the verdict applicable to thousands of Muslims currently in isolation at various locations across the country.The court has also ordered…

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Roadblocks hindering SA’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize recently announced that the South African government will be procuring further vaccines from China and Russia. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which was on a brief hiatus due to blood clot concerns, resumed service as well, as the country races the inoculation clock. Both of these announcements are encouraging, but the…

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Kaitlyn Bristowe Hints She & Jason Tartick Are ‘Getting Engaged’ Soon: ‘It Could Be Any Day’

Kaitlyn Bristowe admitted she and Jason Tartick have talked about getting engaged and revealed they’re at ‘such a good place’ in their relationship, in our EXCLUSIVE interview. Kaitlyn Bristowe, 35, is not sure if her boyfriend Jason Tartick, 32, is going to propose soon, but it turns out they have talked about one step he’ll…

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Ryzen 7 5800U vs. Core i7-1185G7: Everything you need to know before you buy your next laptop

Pick the perfect CPU for your next ultra-portable laptop. AMD Today’s Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld’s Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect’s Editors Table of Contents Show More It’s pretty easy to pick between a Ryzen 5000 desktop chip and a 10th-gen or 11th-gen Intel Core: Get the Ryzen, 9 out…