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California passes landmark gig economy rights bill

California lawmakers have passed a bill that paves the way for gig economy workers to get holiday and sick pay. Assembly Bill 5, as its known, will affect companies such as Uber and Lyft, which depend on those working in the gig economy. Some estimates suggest costs for those firms …

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Nicki Minaj retires from music

American pop star and rapper, Nicki Minaj, has left many fans and followers in shock after she announced that she will be retiring from the music scene to start her family. The top female rapper, who took to Twitter to make the announcement on Thursday, September 5, urged her fans …

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Rare two-headed snake, ‘Double Dave’, found in US

A rare two-headed baby timber rattlesnake has been found in a forest in the US state of New Jersey. The reptile, named Double Dave, was spotted last month and taken by an environmental group. Joined at the body, the baby venomous snake has two fully-formed heads, four eyes and two …

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China vows fight against Trump’s latest tariffs as stocks sink

China on Friday vowed to fight back against U.S. President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to slap 10% tariffs on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese imports, a move that ended a month-long trade truce. China’s new ambassador to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, said Beijing would take “necessary countermeasures” to …

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