China, Russia and Canada’s current climate policies would drive the world above a catastrophic 5C of warming by the end of the century, according to a study that ranks the climate goals of different countries.
Japan's cabinet has approved draft legislation to loosen the country's immigration rules. The relaxed laws would create two new visa categories to allow foreigners in sectors with labour shortages to the
There 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"
Fifty years ago, the average woman in Botswana had seven children. Now she will have fewer than three. Enabling women to control their fertility has had huge ramifications for their health, education employment
At the end of a dusty road in the southern African hinterland sits a small concrete building with an orange door. It is a structure so modest and remote that it is hard to believe it could hold lessons
Somalia is not a place for web addicts. Even in the capital, Mogadishu, coverage is patchy, expensive and unpredictable. Things are slightly better in the north, but further afield, and anywhere the al-Shabaab
The growth of internet access around the world has slowed dramatically, according to new data, suggesting the digital revolution will remain a distant dream for billions of the poorest and most isolated
(CNN) — Spain will overtake Japan's long-held position at the top of the world's life expectancy table by 2040, while the United States is set to take a big fall in rankings, new research finds. People
Draft of civil code being discussed this week contains no references to ‘family planning’ China is mulling scrapping its controversial birth restrictions, reversing nearly four decades of family planning
Migration has once again become one of the most important issues in Europe. Italy's decision in June not to accept the rescue vessel Aquarius with more than 600 migrants on board attracted widespread and
Migrants, expats, asylum seekers, refugees, IDPs – what are the differences? These are loaded words because they often suggest a backstory or motive that may be inaccurate. According to the 1951 United
Younger people are fleeing rural areas, migrating northward, and having fewer children. Here’s how that’s changing the region. Europe’s population is on the move, and a new report suggests exactly where
China’s lost little emperors... how the ‘one-child policy’ will haunt the country for decades| Mei Fong
Encouraging people to have more children is an abrupt reversal of the previous policy Endings matter. They herald a reckoning, something that doesn’t come about very often in a place like China. While
Further protests against pension reforms have taken place in Russia, despite the recent concessions offered by President Vladimir Putin. Independent observers say more than 10,000 people took part in in
The clock is ticking for Canada to come to a trade agreement with the US after Donald Trump gave an ultimatum - sign an agreement by Friday, or else. Canada's foreign minister has flown to the US to discuss