Suicide attackers have killed at least 36 in Turkey’s biggest airport — Quartz

Updated at 11:00 pm ET. Three black-clad attackers opened fire with guns and explosives at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Istanbul on Tuesday (June 28). According to initial reports, at least 36 people were killed and 147 injured. Two attackers were at the international terminal, and the third was in a nearby parking lot, a…

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Being successful: How to Re-Motivate When You’ve Had a Set Back — Cristian Mihai

Originally posted on Hopeless Hannah: You want to be successful. But you’ve had a bad week. Here’s how to re-motivate yourself. You’ve done it. You’ve taken the leap. Whether it’s quitting your job for pastures new, starting your own business, starting a family or going travelling, there’s now no return. But you’ve had a pretty crappy…

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The world’s biggest survey of slums is underway in India — Quartz

For the past six months, authorities in India’s financial capital of Mumbai have been trying to figure out just how many people live in the city’s slums—reportedly the world’s biggest such exercise. The state government wants to determine the number of slum dwellers who will be eligible for new apartments when their current homes are…

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A rare huge helium gas field has been discovered in Tanzania — Quartz

Scientists have used a new approach in gas exploration to discover a major new helium gas field in the Tanzanian Rift Valley. It could help address a shortage of the rare element, which is used in MRI scanners, space exploration vehicles, and nuclear energy. Known reserves of helium have been running out. Until now, the…

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Zambian journalists say the government is using the taxman to silence the press — Quartz

Zambia’s largest independent newspaper, the Post, has been shut down over a dispute with the country’s tax authority. Critics say it’s a ploy to silence the newspaper ahead of the August 11 general election. Last week, the Zambia Revenue Authority seized the newspaper’s assets, demanding $6 million in unpaid taxes. On Tuesday (June 28), police…

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Investors might be excited by Nigeria’s new free floating currency but the president isn’t — Quartz

After months of strict currency controls, Nigeria’s new currency policy which saw the naira floated and valued by market forces kicked in last week. The strict controls, intended to stem the flow of foreign exchange out of the country in light of depleting foreign reserves, resulted damaging effects across board. Investors and international companies could…

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If you’re two months late paying your rent in Cameroon, a new law will put you in jail — Quartz

Cameroon is in the process of updating its 50-year-old penal code, and making some curious amendments. Tenants who are over two months late paying their rent can be sentenced to up to three years in jail, according to legislation passed by the lower house of parliament this week. The senate is expected to give the…

via If you’re two months late paying your rent in Cameroon, a new law will put you in jail — Quartz

These 4 Factors Help Explain Why Turkey Is Coming Under Increasing Terrorist Attack — TIME

Turkey was rocked on Tuesday night by yet another deadly terrorist attack. Officials say at least 36 people were killed and more than 150 wounded when three suicide attackers, armed with automatic weapons and explosives, unleashed carnage on those waiting at a security checkpoint to enter Europe’s third busiest airport. The assault on travelers at…

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Open air routes to make travel easier in Africa, don’t start new national airlines — Quartz

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni thinks it’s “a big shame” his country doesn’t have a national air carrier and is talking about creating one to make it easier and more affordable for his citizens to travel. For similar reasons, Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari also talked about restarting a national airline shortly after coming into office last…

via Open air routes to make travel easier in Africa, don’t start new national airlines — Quartz

India is slowly cleaving into two countries—the old and the young — Quartz

At traffic intersections, drivers in Delhi tune out the brown-haired, snot-nosed waifs who tap and scratch insistently at their car windows. Sometimes, the children are joined by equally ragged parents, mostly in their 20s, trying to sell cheap Chinese-made junk—from plastic flowers to cellphone and steering-wheel covers. The defining feature of destitution in North India…

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