Jason Fields

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Sales of adult diapers to surpass baby diapers in aging Japan

Japan’s rapidly aging population is producing some interesting new business opportunities, including a booming market for adult diapers.<p>The Nikkei newspaper (subscription only) reported on Thursday that three Japanese paper companies—Daio, and Nippon Paper—are expanding their manufacturing …

Diapers

US says it will arm Syrian rebels following chemical weapons tests

The US has said it will provide military support to the Syrian rebels after confirming it believes there is concrete evidence of nerve gas attacks by …

Syria: calls in Russia to boost arms supplies to Bashar al-Assad

US plans to increase military support to rebels fighting Syria's government have prompted calls in Moscow for the Kremlin to boost its own supplies of arms to President Bashar al-Assad.<p><b>Russian</b> officials reacted with derision on Friday to US claims that chemical weapons <b>were used by Mr Assad's forces</b> …

Middle East

Erdogan makes concessions in Turkey protest talks

Turkish protesters said Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan had pledged hold off on plans to redevelop an Istanbul park until a court ruled on the project, a move they said was a positive sign after two weeks of protest.<p>Mr Erdogan met a delegation overnight mostly made up of actors and artists but also …

South Asia

Argentina train crash leaves hundreds of casualties

A speeding commuter train slammed into another that had stopped between stations during the morning commute on Thursday in suburban Buenos Aires. …

US announces safety grant for Bangladesh factories

<b>The US has said it will provide grants to help improve safety standards in Bangladesh garment factories.</b><p>The US Labor Department will give $2.5m (£1.6m) to help improve the enforcement of fire and safety standards and ensure better protection of workers.<p>The grants come amid concerns over safety …