Aug 18, 2015

Quadruplets born to German woman, 65, to leave hospital

Highly premature quadruplets born to a 65-year-old German woman three months ago are doing well and will leave the hospital in a few days, media reported Monday. German commercial television station RTL presented what it called the first footage of Neeta, Dries, Bence and ...

Jul 14, 2015

Pyongyang installs bike lanes to cut down on accidents

North Korea has installed cycle lanes on major thoroughfares running through Pyongyang in an apparent bid to cut down on pedestrian accidents, as more people have the cash to spend on bicycles to get around. Bicycles are an expensive but popular mode of transport ...

Latinos, as expected, now outnumber whites in California

Jul 9, 2015

Latinos, as expected, now outnumber whites in California

The long-expected moment when Latinos surpass whites as California’s largest racial or ethnic group has come and gone. According to U.S. Census Bureau figures released in late June, Hispanic Californians began to narrowly outnumber white Californians sometime in the first half of 2014. As ...

Jul 3, 2015

Chinese firm to punish 'unscheduled' pregnancies: report

A Chinese company plans to demand its employees seek approval to get pregnant and fine those who conceive a child without permission, reports said, provoking a media firestorm Friday. “Only married female workers who have worked for the company for more than one year ...

Time to banish old people to the countryside?

| Jun 28, 2015

Time to banish old people to the countryside?


I couldn’t help but gasp upon reading the Japan Policy Council’s new recommendations to help take the aging population burden off Tokyo: “Encourage the elderly to move to the countryside, where the facilities are less crowded and there are more spaces for those needing ...