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UK millennials suffer worst falls in incomes of any nationality apart from Greece, report reveals
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All adult Singapore Citizens to receive S$100-S$300 from the government, due to budget surplus.
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A Cave in China Is Filled with Exotic Plants that Shouldn’t Be There—But Researchers May Have Figured Out Why - They may be the only surviving species after heavy deforestation
4165
Cancer drug price rises 15-fold as owner raises cost for ninth time in four years
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We’re witnessing the fastest decline in Arctic sea ice in at least 1,500 years
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Scotland plans to ban plastic straws by end of 2019
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Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky banished from Winter Olympics after failed drug test. The news has put his medal into jeopardy and raised growing questions about whether the I.O.C. was right to allow 168 Russians to compete under a neutral flag.
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China calls on US to punish Terracotta warrior thumb thief: Chinese authorities are demanding exemplary punishment for an American man who allegedly stole a terracotta warrior’s thumb while it was on show at a Philadelphia museum.
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A conservation group has started to produce 3D-printed sea turtle decoy eggs due to a high risk of them being poached. They have a GPS tracking devices fitted inside to help track down thieves.
300
Majority of South Koreans favor North Korea 'friendship'
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Philippines: HIV cases up 3,147 percent in 10 years. Critics say President Duterte's statement deriding condom use as 'not satisfying' harms advocacy to prevent HIV.
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300-year-old "sex manual" that was banned until 1960s due to its shocking content featuring magic and myth, is set to be sold in UK auction next month. 1720s book...includes explicit old wives' tales and sexual advice laced with elements of witchcraft, astrology and religion.
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Former Trump aide Rick Gates to plead guilty; agrees to testify against Manafort, sources say
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8000-yr old underwater burial site reveals human skulls mounted on poles
123
San Juan Mayor Calls for End to Puerto Rico’s Colonial Status Amid Slow Hurricane Maria Recovery
229
New British party inspired by France's Macron seeks to overturn Brexit
178
Myanmar government 'bulldozing Rohingya mass grave to hide evidence'. Rights group says site of massacre in Rakhine state is being flattened on government orders after exposés of two other mass graves.
1269
Netanyahu in deeper peril as more Israeli officials are arrested on corruption charges
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Wikipedia Zero, Which Provided Over 800 Million Users in 72 Countries With Access to Wikipedia at No Data Cost, is Being Discontinued
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China will ban fishing in Yellow River, or Huanghe, between April 1 and June 30 every year starting from 2018...ban aims to protect aquatic organisms as excessive fishing threatens fishery resources, and will be effective in main stream, 13 tributaries and three major lakes linking to Yellow River.
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Top U.S. officials tell the world to ignore Trump’s tweets
141
17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique
126
Spain asks to jail Russian MP for 5.5 years over mafia ties
995
'We must act before another child is killed': Warning over abuse linked to witchcraft and possession beliefs in UK - Thousands of children could be abused because relatives believe they are witches or possessed by evil spirits in Britain, it has been warned.
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Volcanic eruption in Sumatra, Sinabung Volcano erupting. Ash clouds reaching heights of 15 km (50.000 feet).
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Authorities in Gaza have blocked the launch of a women's television channel there, just before it was due to go on air.
367
Hungary's prime minister says that "Christianity is Europe's last hope" and that politicians in Brussels, Berlin and Paris favoring migration have "opened the way to the decline of Christian culture and the advance of Islam."
123
Russians Threatened With Conscription and Gay Homestays in Presidential Campaign Ad
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According to new polls the right-wing AFD is now germanies second-strongest political party
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Homophobic video warns Russians of dangers of not voting
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Remains of world’s richest pirate Captain Black Sam Bellamy – who plundered £100m in loot – may have been found in Cape Cod shipwreck.
106
Iceland's mooted circumcision ban sparks religious outrage
742
New test can detect autism in children - Blood and urine test, believed to be first of its kind, could lead to earlier diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders
27
Germany's far-right AfD overtakes centre-left SPD in latest poll
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A German lawyer is being bombarded with random deliveries of food by what has been described as a case of severe pizza stalking.
13
A plan to protect wolves in France could see their population swell to 500 in the next five years. The proposal - which would increase the number of wolves by around 40 per cent - is designed to ensure the survival of the species in France.
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Australian govt accused of overstating spending on threatened species - “Some of the projects govt claims are about threatened species clearly have nothing to do with threatened species.” Labor, Greens & environment groups call for urgent review for species conservation.
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Iceland male circumcision ban: MP behind plan 'didn’t think it was necessary to consult' Jewish and Muslim groups, amid growing anger
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Japan's steel industry urges Trump to make careful trade decision
340
Australia, the U.S., India and Japan are talking about establishing a joint regional infrastructure scheme as an alternative to China’s multibillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative in an attempt to counter Beijing’s spreading influence, the Australian Financial Review reported.
376 pri123 The Indians came up with zero, isn't that known?
27 autotldr This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/sep/14/much-ado-about-nothing-ancient-indian-text-contains-earliest-zero-symbol) reduced by 85%. (I'm a bot) ***** > In the fragile document, zero does not yet feature as a number in its own right, but as a placeholder in a number system, just as the "0" in "101" indicates no tens. > It also sowed the seed for zero as a number, which is first described in a text called Brahmasphutasiddhanta, written by the Indian astronomer and mathematician Brahmagupta in 628AD. "This becomes the birth of the concept of zero in it's own right and this is a total revolution that happens out of India," said Du Sautoy. > Despite developing sophisticated maths and geometry, the ancient Greeks had no symbol for zero showing that while the concept zero may now feel familiar, it is not an obvious one. ***** [**Extended Summary**](http://np.reddit.com/r/autotldr/comments/700rai/ancient_indian_script_contains_earliest_zero/) | [FAQ](http://np.reddit.com/r/autotldr/comments/31b9fm/faq_autotldr_bot/ "Version 1.65, ~209585 tl;drs so far.") | [Feedback](http://np.reddit.com/message/compose?to=%23autotldr "PM's and comments are monitored, constructive feedback is welcome.") | *Top* *keywords*: **zero**^#1 **number**^#2 **symbol**^#3 **manuscript**^#4 **concept**^#5
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16 APFSDS-T In hindsight it's easy to wonder about so many things that were invented seemingly much later than you'd expect. Zero seems like such an obvious, essential concept to have been invented and popularized relatively late. Like I wonder why no one tried to build a bicycle before 19th century.
15 poutineisheaven Russell Peter's father was right.
66 perplexedm Calculus created in India 250 years before Newton: study http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/calculus-created-in-india-250-years-before-newton-study-1.632433 People in that region used astrology, vaasthu, etc. in their daily lives, vedic mathematics evolved a lot because of that.
9 SigmundColumn What's interesting is the religious resistance to the idea of zero. Something something creatio ex nihilo. Remember the Roman numerals have no such marker. I think it was only in Venice when they realized how much easier it is to do accounting with it, so it bled in to the West that way. There used to be abacus vs algebra competitions to see who could calculate faster. Read [this](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero:_The_Biography_of_a_Dangerous_Idea). It's one of my faves.
18 RespublicaCuriae Thanks, India, for giving the whole world zero to major civilizations during the medieval era.
9 ommanipimmeom Ancient Indians were really on to something.
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