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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Capitalism is turning us into addicts

Christina Animashaun/Vox How Big Business shapes our habits and desires. Capitalism is great at making people want things they don’t need. And of course this is what we should expect from a system that runs on production and consumption. Companies make and sell products...

9 questions about the Hong Kong protests you were too embarrassed to ask

A protestor outside the British Consulate General during a demonstration in Hong Kong, on June 26, 2019. | LightRocket via Getty Images Why is Hong Kong protesting? What do protesters want? And what might China do? Protesters filled Hong Kong International Airport in...

Turkey to send troops to Libya at Tripoli’s request: Erdogan

Turkey will send troops to Libya at the request of Tripoli as soon as next month, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, putting the north African country's conflict at the centre of wider regional frictions. Libya's internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) has been...

We finally know some details about the Google and Verily coronavirus websites

President Trump holds up a printout of tweets from Google’s communication team, suggesting that they confirm his statements about the company building a coronavirus testing website. The truth is more complicated than that. | Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Trump said Google is...

The coronavirus crisis is leading to an immunization crisis

In Indonesia, medical staff in protective gear administer rubella and polio vaccines during the coronavirus pandemic. | Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP/Getty Images We delayed our baby’s vaccinations by months. Millions of Americans are in the same dangerous situation. If you’d asked me, when our baby...

Sen. John Cornyn showed he has no idea what systemic racism is

Sen. John Cornyn uses hand sanitizer before a Senate Judiciary Committee business meeting on Capitol Hill on June 11, 2020, in Washington, DC. | Carolyn Kaster/Getty Images He’s the latest Republican to question the existence of system racism in policing. Sen. John...

3 winners and 4 losers from the final night of the Republican National Convention

President Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech for the Republican Party nomination from the South Lawn of the White House. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images A big day for Black Republicans; not much social distancing. The first hour of the final evening of the...

It’s not what Trump did. It’s what Republicans accept.

Amanda Northrop/Vox Thomas Mann, co-author of It’s Even Worse Than It Looks, joins me to discuss how the GOP became the institution we saw in this week’s public hearings. The core question this impeachment process is raising isn’t “what did Donald Trump...

Monsoon floods in South Asia kill at least 200, displace nearly 4mn people

Monsoon floods in India has displaced nearly four million people in the northeastern state of Assam and neighbouring Nepal, with dozens missing as deaths rose to at least 200. The overflowing Brahmaputra River, which flows through China’s Tibet, India, and Bangladesh, has damaged crops and...

Vox Sentences: an anti-Semitic attack at Hanukkah

Members of the Jewish community gather outside the home of rabbi Chaim Rottenberg after a knife attack that took place during Hanukkah in Monsey, New York, on December 29, 2019. | KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images Five wounded in attack on rabbi’s Hanukkah celebration; truck...

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Pakistan to remain on FATF’s grey list for now

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Friday announced that Pakistan will continue to remain in its "increased monitoring list" — referred to more...

Qureshi warns of ‘trap’ laid by India to ‘drag Pakistan back to ICJ’

Foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday warned against falling into the "trap" laid by India with which it seeks to drag Pakistan back...

Reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa filed in complete disregard of the law: Supreme...

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Second coronavirus wave in Pakistan: Alarm bells ringing at NCOC as all indicators turn...

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PM Calls meeting of government, party spokespersons

Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned a meeting of party and government spokespersons which will be held on Friday evening. According to the sources  a...

CM Buzdar inaugurates Punjab Rozgar Scheme

Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar has inaugurated Punjab Rozgar Scheme which is said to be the largest employment programme in the history of the...