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October 12, 2017
An Australian court considers: Can dual citizens make laws?
As Australia's High Court considers the fate of seven lawmakers who could lose their seats because they also hold foreign ...
October 11, 2017
Children's obesity rates in rich countries may have peaked
While the obesity rate among children in rich countries may have peaked, kids in developing countries are increasingly ...
September 29, 2017
Poland: Official running roads resigns amid high death rate
The deputy minister in charge of Poland's roads resigned Friday, a day after a government report showed the country has one ...
September 14, 2017
Kosovo police raid office of Serbia Red Cross branch
Kosovo police raided the offices of Serbia's Red Cross, questioning some employees and confiscating documents suspected of ...
August 29, 2017
Child marriage increasing in civil war-torn South Sudan
Humanitarian workers in South Sudan say the country's ongoing civil war has increased the rate of child marriage to alarming ...
August 27, 2017
A first: Drug lowers heart risks by curbing inflammation
For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than ...
August 17, 2017
Migration trends shifting across Mediterranean region
At the height of Europe's recent migration crisis, more than 7,000 people landed every day at the Greek islands that face ...
July 20, 2017
NY: Endangered Karner blue butterfly exceeds recovery goals
The Karner blue butterfly has exceeded recovery goals in the rare New York habitat where it was discovered by Russian author ...
July 19, 2017
UK raises pension age from 67 to 68 starting in 2037
Britain accelerated plans to increase the pension age Wednesday, as rising life expectancy continues to put pressure on the ...
June 28, 2017
Italy threatens to close ports to NGO migrant rescue ships
Italy threatened Wednesday to close its ports to aid groups rescuing migrants off Libya's coast as it struggles to cope with ...
June 22, 2017
UN says world population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050
India's population is expected to surpass China's in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States ...
June 21, 2017
South Sudan no longer in famine, but situation is critical
South Sudan no longer has areas in famine, but almost 2 million people are on the brink of starvation and an estimated 6 ...
June 19, 2017
South Sudan has world's fastest growing number of displaced
South Sudan has the world's fastest growing displaced population and more needs to be done to help them, says the director ...
June 09, 2017
Japan enacts law allowing Emperor Akihito, 83, to abdicate
Japan's parliament on Friday passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to become the country's first monarch to abdicate in 200 ...
June 08, 2017
Bucharest city hall OKs 'baby bonus' to boost low birthrate
Romania's capital soon will offer cash awards for newborn babies in a bid to boost flagging birthrates there. The Bucharest ...
May 29, 2017
Japan public split on idea to cite military in constitution
Poll results released Monday show that about half of Japan's population supports a constitutional revision that would clarify ...
May 25, 2017
Hungary reveals new ideas to increase birth numbers by 2030
Hungary's prime minister says the government will reduce mortgages for families with three or more children and build or ...
May 24, 2017
Coppola, Kidman put Cannes spotlight on gender imbalance
The imagery was stark, if inevitable: 12 Palme d'Or winners, one of them female. When the Cannes Film Festival celebrated its ...
May 16, 2017
French president pushes Paris Olympic bid, vets ministers
French President Emmanuel Macron is building a new government he hopes will have more gender balance, fewer positions and be ...
May 12, 2017
Endangered Finnish seals go online to highlight plight
Wildlife conservationists in Finland are planning to give endangered seals a spot of online fame by streaming encounters with ...