US stocks slid and the price of Brent crude touched its lowest level since January, and China’s elderly are causing challenges for president Xi Jinping.

Plus, the FT’s Alexandra Heal explains that more women in the UK are turning to sex work due to the struggling economy.

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Brent crude oil falls below $80 for first time since January

China’s elderly vaccine refuseniks pose obstacle for Xi Jinping

The women turning to sex work to make ends meet

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