Child poverty affects brain development

Apr 11, 2015

Child poverty affects brain development

Children of richer, better-educated parents have bigger brains and more cognitive skills than their less-fortunate peers, but social help and teaching can help to overcome the differences, according to a recent study. The distinctions were most profound in regions of the brain supporting language ...

China's economic growth sank to 24-year low in 2014: survey

Jan 18, 2015

China's economic growth sank to 24-year low in 2014: survey

China’s annual gross domestic product growth slowed to its weakest rate in more than two decades in 2014, according to an AFP survey, projecting further deceleration in the world’s second-largest economy this year. The median forecast in a poll of 15 economists saw the ...

'Vibrant India': Modi's superlative act to charm investors

Jan 11, 2015

'Vibrant India': Modi's superlative act to charm investors

Global statesmen and business titans descended on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state on Sunday to pay homage to the man they count on to unleash “big bang” reforms and create one of the few bright spots in a troubled world economy. Big ...

Dec 28, 2014

Four officials reprimanded in China over developer's AIDS scare tactics

Police in central China detained five people and four officials were reprimanded after a construction firm reportedly employed HIV/AIDS sufferers to scare residents into vacating their houses, the state news agency reported on Saturday. Forced demolitions are a frequent cause of unrest and anger ...