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What Hungary Can Teach Europe About Absorbing Immigrants

As refugees pour into Europe in historic numbers, one of the fears is that they will become wards of the state, unemployed and living on the dole. …

These Will Be the Oldest Populations by 2050

Millennials in Japan, Korea, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain beware.<p>By 2050, you will have entered or joined the ranks of the world's super-ageing …

NOVA - Official Website | Population Campaigns

Population Campaigns<p>By Lexi Krock<br>• Posted 04.20.04<br>• NOVA<p>In 1952, India was the first country in the world to launch a mass media campaign to spread the …

Shipping

Where Adam Smith and Occupy Agree: Inequality

There is a growing consensus in the U.S. that economic inequality isn't simply a minor nuisance resulting from a largely just system. Although their …

Hungary's Xenophobia, Europe's Crisis

Populism won't help refugees; a coordinated plan will.

Xenophobia

Budapest migrant stand-off enters second night

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1190000/1190837_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1526852951_07142d5ace32bb204c4a5211f77f05aa<p><b>Hundreds of migrants are in a stand-off with police for a second night outside a Budapest railway station.</b><p>Earlier, scuffles broke out between the two …

German Politics

Migrant crisis: Thousands arrive in mainland Greece

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1190000/1190775_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1526935483_6a33fd22efdfc978665e30c871443e1b<p><b>Thousands of migrants are arriving in mainland Greece as the government prepares for talks on tackling the huge number of people reaching its …

German Politics

Oil And Water: Louisiana's Coastal Crisis | VICE News

Louisiana is currently losing around a football field's worth of land every hour to the encroaching ocean. The erosion is due to an array of factors, from an ill-conceived historic levee system, the legacy of oil and gas drilling and, of course, the area's susceptibility to hurricanes.<p>VICE News …

With Migrants On Europe’s Highway To Hell

“The Jungle” is no place you’d ever want to be, but more and more people are making it their home.<p>CALAIS — They call the tented settlement in Calais …

5 Key Facts about the California Drought—and 5 Ways We’re Responding to It

Drought has gripped much of the western U.S. this year, with a particular stranglehold in California. In 2014, the majority of the state was …

Oil Surges Most in Six Years on Faster U.S. Economic Growth

Oil jumped the most in more than six years, caught up in a relief rally that swept the globe as the U.S. economy grew more than predicted.<p>West Texas …

Oil

Here's How Much of the World's Forests Could Vanish by 2050 | VICE News

<b>VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here</b><i>.</i><p>A new report about deforestation and climate change contains a dire warning: If the world continues along its business-as-usual path, an amount of tropical forest nearly equal to the size of India could …

Four dead in shootout in Roma camp in France

<b>Four people have been killed in a shootout at a Roma camp in north-eastern France, police say.</b><p>Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told reporters those killed "in cold blood" included a six-month-old baby, a man and a woman.<p>Reports said a police officer died from his wounds shortly after the …

François Hollande

Why Indian women must shun sex to claim alimony

<b>A court in southern India recently ruled that a woman divorced for being adulterous could not claim maintenance from her ex-husband. The ruling by Justice S Nagamuthu of the Madras high court may be legally sound, but the language of the judgement is worrying women's activists, writes the BBC's</b> …

Women's News (India)

Macedonia migrants: Thousands break through at Greek border

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1188000/1188517_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1526852950_4538ee3bee5dc3074dcb31be43c0c8ea<p><b>Thousands of migrants have broken through police lines into Macedonia at the country's border with Greece.</b><p>Macedonian police fired stun grenades for …

Macedonia

Macedonia migrants: Hundreds rush border

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1188000/1188240_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1526852952_7dbe40fa42fee164d068143c2df0a2eb<p><b>Hundreds of migrants have rushed at Macedonian border forces in an attempt to enter the country from Greece.</b><p>The security forces beat back the migrants …

Macedonia

Europe migrant crisis: Surge in numbers at EU borders

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1187000/1187786_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1526947661_b8d7a13fa532bba6a35a6b83e0e971af<p><b>The number of migrants at the EU's borders reached a record high of 107,500 in July, officials say, as a sharp surge in expected asylum requests was</b> …

Antonio Guterres

These 10 Countries Will Have the World's Biggest Populations By 2050

After America dominated the 20th century, a view formed that Asia would be the next to lead the world in economic and cultural influence. Africa may …

Demographics

Is France’s supermarket waste law heading for Europe?

<b>Plans to introduce a French law that bans supermarkets from destroying unsold food and obliges them to give it to charity is irritating retailers who say they already make a big effort to fight waste.</b><p>Under the law, stores of more than 400 sq m would have until July 2016 to sign contracts with …

Agriculture

City grime 'breathes back out' polluting nitrogen gases

<b>Scientists say the grime which clings to urban surfaces "breathes out" nitrogen gases when hit by sunlight.</b><p>The dark muck was known to absorb such gases from the air, but it appears the nitrogen does not stay locked away.<p>In rooftop experiments in Germany, the researchers tracked the content of grime …

Pollution

Bug-killing book pages clean murky drinking water

<b>A book with pages that can be torn out to filter drinking water has proved effective in its first field trials.</b><p>The "drinkable book" combines treated paper with printed information on how and why water should be filtered.<p>Its pages contain nanoparticles of silver or copper, which kill bacteria in the …

Water

Ecuador Declares National State of Emergency as Volcano Erupts

Ecuador’s government declared a nationwide state of emergency Saturday to prepare for a possible major eruption of a snow-capped volcano south of the …

Feeding 9 Billion

Step One: Freeze Agriculture’s Footprint<p>For most of history, whenever we’ve needed to produce more food, we’ve simply cut down forests or plowed grasslands to make more farms. We’ve already cleared an area roughly the size of South America to grow crops. To raise livestock, we’ve taken over even …

Agriculture

Europe migrant crisis: Dozens die in hold of Libya boat

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1186000/1186954_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1526852950_41997a6ba48950e6a6bcc8200505ebfc<p><b>At least 40 migrants have died in an overcrowded boat in the Mediterranean, the Italian navy has said.</b><p>Some 320 others were rescued when the vessel was …

Libya

Why Some Cities Don't Like Tourists

Cities like Barcelona, Berlin, Lisbon and Hong Kong, which only became major tourist destinations in the last couple of decades, are starting to look …

France to Break Up Camps in Towns Near Channel Tunnel

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the government will send police reinforcements to Calais and break up migrant camps in towns near the …

Human trafficking: The lives bought and sold

<b>Millions of men, women and children around the world are currently victims of human trafficking - bought and sold as commodities into prostitution and forced labour.</b><p>This trade in people criss-crosses the globe - and it is a lucrative business. The International Labour Office estimates that forced …

Salvation Army

Calais migrant crisis: Man dies as Channel Tunnel targeted

<b>A man has been killed as at least 1,500 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in Calais during Tuesday night, French police have said.</b><p>Eurotunnel, which says incursions are now a nightly occurrence, said migrants had been removed from the site. It advised freight services to consider …

Calais