Did Finland’s basic income experiment work? – BBC News

Finland has just completed a major basic income experiment where 2,000 unemployed people were given €560 (£490) a month for two years, instead of their unemployment benefit. The basic income was paid with no strings attached. Recipients weren’t required to seek or accept jobs but still received the payment if they found a job. The Finnish government wanted to see if this financial incentive encouraged people to get jobs or start businesses. The BBC followed two participants, Tanja and Tuomas, for two years to see what impact free money had…

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Joe Biden solidifies frontrunner status

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s announcement of a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination earned him an 11-point polling bounce, leaving him head and shoulders above the rest of the Democratic candidates. A new CNN poll conducted by SSRS after Biden’s announcement shows 39% of voters who are Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents saying he is their top choice for the nomination, up from 28% who said the same in March. #CNN #News

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Pregnant woman killed in Sudan after security forces clash

Sudan’s opposition is vowing to step up the pressure on the military to hand over power to a civilian-led transitional body. It follows a two-day nationwide strike that protest leaders organised. But the risk of violence hasn’t put the opposition off, who have camped outside the army barracks for the seventh week. Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan reports from Khartoum. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #SudanStrike #SudanProtests #Sudan

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“Instagram helped kill my daughter”- BBC News

Molly Russell, 14, took her own life in 2017. When her family looked into her Instagram account they found distressing material about depression and suicide. Molly’s father Ian says he believes Instagram is partly responsible for his daughter’s death. In a statement, Instagram said it “does not allow content that promotes or glorifies self-harm or suicide and will remove content of this kind.” The UK government is urging social media companies to take more responsibility for harmful online content which illustrates and promotes methods of suicide and self-harm. Help and…

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Brexit: Theresa May gives Downing Street statement – BBC News

The prime minster has called on MPs to “put self-interest aside” and “work constructively together” to find a way forward for Brexit. Theresa May said she had met with the Liberal Democrats, the SNP and Plaid Cymru, but was “disappointed” Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had not chosen to take part in discussions. Earlier, the prime minister won a vote of no confidence by 325 to 306, as rebel Tory MPs and the DUP backed her to stay in No 10. But just 24 hours before, both groups ensured her Brexit…

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