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78 articles published


No children? Pay a tax, Chinese academics suggest

Asia Pacific / Social Issues Aug 17, 2018

No children? Pay a tax, Chinese academics suggest

Two Chinese academics have proposed a controversial idea to encourage childbirth as their country faces an aging population: Make people with no or fewer than two children pay into a "maternity fund." The suggestion sparked a furious social media debate in a country whose population ...

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

Music Aug 17, 2018

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," "I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer. Publicist ...

Cristiano Ronaldo set for Serie A debut with Juventus

Soccer Aug 17, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo set for Serie A debut with Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo will make his much-anticipated Serie A debut for Juventus, which opens its campaign for an eighth straight Italian League title on Saturday against a somber backdrop of a country in mourning following the Genoa bridge disaster. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was the ...

Police question ex-Nihon U. coaches

More Sports / Football Aug 17, 2018

Police question ex-Nihon U. coaches

Police have questioned two former coaches of Nihon University's American football team on a voluntary basis after one of its players who injured an opponent with a dangerous tackle said he was ordered by the two to do so, investigative sources said on Friday. Former ...