‘Remarkable’ decline in fertility rates

‘Remarkable’ decline in fertility rates

Source BBCThere has been a remarkable global decline in the number of children women are having, say researchers. Their report found fertility rate falls meant nearly half of countries were now facing a “baby bust” – meaning there are insufficient children to maintain their population size. The researchers said the findings were a “huge surprise”. And there would be profound consequences for societies with “more grandparents than grandchildren”. How big has the fall been? The…

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Turkey Demands to Know who Ordered ‘savage’ Khashoggi Killing

Turkey Demands to Know who Ordered ‘savage’ Khashoggi Killing

SOURCE REUTERS NEWS In a speech to parliament about a case that has sparked outrage around the globe, Erdogan did not mention Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who some U.S. lawmakers suspect ordered the killing. But he said Turkey would not complete its investigation into Khashoggi’s death until all questions were answered. “Intelligence and security institutions have evidence showing the murder was planned…. Pinning such a case on some security and intelligence members will not…

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Global legislators oppose gay debate at IPU Meet

Global legislators oppose gay debate at IPU Meet

Global legislators oppose gay debate at IPU Meet By Admin Legislators from across the world attending the 139th Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Geneva have opposed plans by pro-gay nations to introduce the LGBT agenda. LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and describes particular groups within the gay community. Representatives from the pro-gay nations had moved an amendment of the IPU rules to have debate on the rights of homosexuals even after…

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North and South Korea commit to ‘era of no war’

North and South Korea commit to ‘era of no war’

Source CNN Seoul, South Korea (CNN)North Korea said it would close a key missile test facility in the presence of “international experts” and potentially destroy its primary nuclear complex if the United States agrees to corresponding measures, South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced in a joint press conference with Kim Jong Un Wednesday. The two leaders made the announcement on the second day of a three-day summit, their third this year, as part of efforts…

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Spawning ‘epic’ rainfall and floods, Florence marches inland in Carolinas

Spawning ‘epic’ rainfall and floods, Florence marches inland in Carolinas

Source Reuters News WILSON, N.C. (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Florence dumped “epic” amounts of rain on North and South Carolina as it trudged inland on Saturday, triggering dangerous flooding, toppling trees, cutting power to nearly a million homes and businesses while causing at least five deaths. Florence’s intensity has diminished since roaring ashore along the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast on Friday as a hurricane. But its slow march over the two states, crawling west at only…

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John McCain, ex-POW and ‘maverick Republican’, dies at 81

John McCain, ex-POW and ‘maverick Republican’, dies at 81

Source Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who ran unsuccessfully for president in 2008 as a self-styled maverick Republican and became a prominent critic of President Donald Trump, died on Saturday, his office said. He was 81. A senator for Arizona for more than three decades, McCain had been suffering from glioblastoma, a brain cancer, since July 2017 and had not been at the U.S. Capitol…

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Climate change: ‘Hothouse Earth’ risks even if CO2 emissions slashed

Climate change: ‘Hothouse Earth’ risks even if CO2 emissions slashed

Source BBC Science & Environment Climate change: ‘Hothouse Earth’ risks even if CO2 emissions slashed By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent 6 August 2018 264 comments Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES It may sound like the title of a low budget sci-fi movie, but for planetary scientists, “Hothouse Earth” is a deadly serious concept. Researchers believe we could soon cross a threshold leading to boiling hot temperatures and towering…

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North Korea ‘working on new missiles’, US officials say

North Korea ‘working on new missiles’, US officials say

Source BBC North Korea appears to be building new ballistic missiles despite recent warming ties with the Trump administration, media reports say. Unnamed US officials told the Washington Post that spy satellites had spotted continuing activity at a site that has produced ballistic missiles. Reuters news agency quotes an official as saying it is unclear how far the work has gone. President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in June. Trump-Kim summit explained…

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Trump blames Washington for poor Russia ties ahead of Putin summit

Trump blames Washington for poor Russia ties ahead of Putin summit

Source reuters news Trump blames Washington for poor Russia ties ahead of Putin summit Jeff Mason, Andrew Osborn HELSINKI (Reuters) – Hours before he was due to sit down for his first ever summit with Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump blamed “U.S. foolishness” for bad relations between Washington and Moscow, while the Kremlin said it expected a tough meeting. Trump’s comments show how much domestic political pressure he is under over the meeting in…

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Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa survives Bulawayo explosion

Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa survives Bulawayo explosion

Source BBC. Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has survived an apparent bomb attack in the city of Bulawayo. Footage from the blast at White City Stadium appears to show Mr Mnangagwa leaving the stage after addressing supporters when a device went off. He was not hurt, his spokesman said. But senior officials are among those injured, Zimbabwe media say. President Mnangagwa came into power last November, ousting his former mentor Robert Mugabe. The president was in…

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