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Asia and Australia Edition: Michael Flynn, North Korea, Rohingya: Your Monday Briefing

#briefing-market-module.interactive-embedded .interactive-caption { display: none; } Market Snapshot View Full Overview In the News • Cyclone Ockhi has killed at least 19 people in India. The authorities there said they had rescued 690 fishermen, but 96 are still missing. [Times of India] Continue reading the main story • The White House national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, said that the potential for war with North Korea was “increasing every day.” [CNN] • In Indonesia, Mount Agung appears calmer, but more than 55,000 people remain in evacuation camps. Some are sneaking back to the volcano’s danger zone to tend homes and livestock […]

Asia and Australia Edition: Prince Harry, Bali, Myanmar: Your Tuesday Briefing

#briefing-market-module.interactive-embedded .interactive-caption { display: none; } Market Snapshot View Full Overview In the News Photo Credit Cong Tuong/VNA, via Associated Press • Vietnam sentenced a 22-year-old blogger to seven years in prison for posting reports about a chemical spill last year that devastated the central coastline. [The New York Times] • A group of Australian doctors urged their government to let them conduct an immediate review of the health of hundreds of asylum seekers who were cleared out of a detention center on Manus Island on Friday, ending their three-week protest. [Reuters] • Vote counting is underway in Queensland. Australia’s Labor Party appears to be ahead, raising doubts about plans for a huge new coal mine. […]

Asia and Australia Edition: King Bhumibol, Catalonia, Jakarta: Your Friday Briefing

#briefing-market-module.interactive-embedded .interactive-caption { display: none; } Market Snapshot View Full Overview In the News Photo Credit Tatan Syuflana/Associated Press • In Indonesia, an explosion at a fireworks warehouse on the outskirts of Jakarta killed at least 47 people and injured dozens more. [The New York Times] Continue reading the main story • Australia’s High Court will rule this afternoon on the “Citizenship Seven,” a group of current and former parliamentarians found to have dual citizenship. [SBS] • Our editorial board weighed in on Australia’s plans for one of the world’s largest coal mines, arguing “it’s the opposite of what Australia, India or the rest of the world needs.” [The New York Times] • Taiwan’s Kinmen County holds a referendum on Saturday on the construction of a casino report. Reports suggest overwhelming local support. [The Diplomat] • A forensic neuropathologist will look for abnormalities in the remains of the brain of the Las Vegas gunman, Stephen Paddock. [The New York Times] • Dag Hammarskjold, the U.N.’s second secretary general, was killed in a plane crash nearly 60 years ago. […]

Opinion: Who Invented ‘Zero’?

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Original post: Opinion: Who Invented ‘Zero’?

Microsoft C.E.O. Says Tech’s Progress on Gender Equality Is ‘Not Sufficient’

Mr. Nadella, who joined Microsoft in 1992, touched on a range of topics during the talk in Manhattan, discussing privacy, gaming, immigration and the effect of artificial intelligence on jobs.Mr. Nadella said that immigrants — and not just those with highly valued skills — help improve competition. […]

Asia and Australia Edition: O. J. Simpson, John McCain, Ram Nath Kovind: Your Friday Briefing

#briefing-market-module.interactive-embedded .interactive-caption { display: none; } Market Snapshot View Full Overview In the News Photo Credit European Pressphoto Agency • India elected Ram Nath Kovind, a 71-year-old Dalit, as president — a move seen by some as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s effort to expand his power base. [The New York Times] • O. J. Simpson will be released on parole as soon as Oct. 1. The American football legend and actor will go free after serving nine years in a Nevada prison for armed robbery. [The New York Times] Continue reading the main story • Malaysia banned the global hit, “Despacito,” from state broadcasters, but one private radio station admitted it is a phenomenon that is “hard to stop.” [The Star] • In Syria, some war-wounded and sick people have gotten help from an unexpected source: Israel […]

Asia and Australia Edition: Liu Xiaobo, Donald Trump Jr., Emmanuel Macron: Your Friday Briefing

#briefing-market-module.interactive-embedded .interactive-caption { display: none; } Market Snapshot View Full Overview In the News Photo Credit Andre Penner/Associated Press • Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the enormously influential Brazilian ex-president, was convicted of corruption and sentenced to nearly 10 years. We look at his rise and fall. [The New York Times] Continue reading the main story • India banned waste dumping within 500 yards of a polluted 310-mile stretch of the Ganges River. [BBC] • Taiwan is hosting the president of Paraguay, the island’s only remaining diplomatic ally in South America. [Associated Press] • News that North Korea may have developed a missile capable of hitting Alaska has been largely met with a shrug there […]