Art

Ai Weiwei’s Mass Activism Partnership with Human Rights Watch

Ai Weiwei’s Mass Activism Partnership with Human Rights Watch

Click to expand Image Masks imprinted with artwork by Ai Wei Wei, including symbols of free speech, surveillance, persecution, mass obedience, and defiance. These and others are for sale on eBay for Charity. Ai Weiwei, the famed Chinese artist and activist, is a creative thorn in the side of Chinese authorities. His activism gained prominence when he broke through the government cover up to commemorate the thousands of children who died during ... Full story

Education

We throw away 80% of our content ideas, and you should too – TechCrunch

We throw away 80% of our content ideas, and you should too – TechCrunch

We’ve talked a bit publicly about our ideation process , but to be honest, it’s constantly evolving. With every piece of content we create and promote, we gain a better understanding of what works and what doesn’t. But part of that process has always been allowing for the creative freedom to come up with ideas and then — and most importantly — kill your darlings if they don’t meet the criteria for a good idea. It’s not always easy; creativity ... Full story

Economics

German economy likely to shrink 6.6% this year due to coronavirus: Ifo

German economy likely to shrink 6.6% this year due to coronavirus: Ifo

FILE PHOTO: Containers are loaded on freight trains at the railroad shunting yard in Maschen near Hamburg, Germany November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer. BERLIN (Reuters) - The German economy is likely to shrink by 6.6% this year as a consequence of the coronavirus crisis before growing by 10.2% in 2021, the Ifo Institute said on Thursday in its latest update. On average, businesses expected operations to return to normal in nine months ... Full story

Entertainment

India policeman's TikTok video helps family find missing father

India policeman's TikTok video helps family find missing father

Image caption This TikTok video helped R Venkateshwarlu's family find him. A TikTok video intended to encourage people to help the poor had an unintended result when it succeeded in reuniting a man with his family. R Venkateshwarlu, who had been missing for two years, was seen in the video filmed under a flyover 2,000km (1,242 miles) away from his home in Telangana. A friend alerted the family who then reached out to police in the northern ... Full story

Health

Roche mixes Actemra with Gilead's remdesivir in COVID-19 trial

Roche mixes Actemra with Gilead's remdesivir in COVID-19 trial

FILE PHOTO: An ampule of remdesivir is pictured during a news conference at the University Hospital Eppendorf (UKE) in Hamburg, Germany, April 8, 2020, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. Ulrich Perrey/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo. ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche plans to test if mixing its anti-inflammation drug Actemra with Gilead Sciences Inc’s anti-viral treatment remdesivir works better against severe COVID-19 pneumonia than ... Full story

Law

Riot police deployed across Hong Kong as U.S.-China tensions rise

Riot police deployed across Hong Kong as U.S.-China tensions rise

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Riot police were deployed across Hong Kong on Thursday as lawmakers debated a bill that would criminalise disrespect of China’s national anthem, and as the United States piled pressure on China to preserve the city’s freedoms. FILE PHOTO: Anti-government demonstrators scuffle with riot police during a lunch time protest as a second reading of a controversial national anthem law takes place in Hong Kong, China May 27, 2020. ... Full story

Living

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

(Reuters) - Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now:. Pedestrians in face masks cross a street, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea, May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji. Test and trace. England launches its COVID-19 test and trace programme on Thursday with a task force of 40,000 specialists to test those with symptoms and identify their contacts, who will be instructed to isolate for ... Full story

Politics

China's parliament approves Hong Kong security law

China's parliament approves Hong Kong security law

China's parliament has approved a new security law for Hong Kong which would make it a crime to undermine Beijing's authority in the territory. The bill - which now passes to China's senior leadership - has caused deep concern among those who say it could end Hong Kong's unique status. It could also see China installing its own security agencies in the region for the first time. The move has already sparked a new wave of anti-mainland protest. ... Full story

Sport

Britain's easyJet to axe up to 30% of staff

Britain's easyJet to axe up to 30% of staff

LONDON (Reuters) - British low cost airline easyJet ( EZJ.L ) said it planned to cut up to 30% of its staff, or 4,500 jobs, and shrink its fleet, to fit the smaller market that will emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: EasyJet airplanes sit on the tarmac at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy-en-France during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau. EasyJet, which ... Full story

Technology

Vaya Africa launches electric ride-hail taxi network – TechCrunch

Vaya Africa launches electric ride-hail taxi network – TechCrunch

Vaya Africa, a ride-hail mobility venture founded by Zimbabwean mogul Strive Masiyiwa, has launched an electric taxi service and charging network in Zimbabwe with plans to expand across the continent. The South Africa headquartered company has acquired a fleet of Nissan Leaf EVs and developed its own solar powered charging stations. The program goes live in Zimbabwe this week, as Vaya finalizes partnerships to begin on-demand electric taxi and ... Full story