China's Communist Party signalling Xi could serve as president indefinitely

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China’s ruling Communist Party on Sunday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, with a proposal to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to just two terms in office. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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By admin On Sunday, February 25th, 2018
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South Korean women on 'birth strike' as children come with too high a cost

Government efforts to boost South Korea’s flagging birth rate have had little effect in a country where social and economic issues leave many women reluctant to have children. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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By admin On Sunday, February 25th, 2018
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Don't let Wonder Woman fool you: Female-led top movies still rare

Women as leads in Hollywood’s top-grossing 2017 films aren’t just small in number — the figure dropped compared to the year before, according to a new study. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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By admin On Sunday, February 25th, 2018
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The punishing pressures behind K-pop perfection

K-pop is known for impossibly photogenic young stars, impeccably choreographed dance routines and undeniably catchy tunes. But a dark side that’s popping up more frequently is its punishing treatment of performers. More...

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UN Security Council unanimously votes for ceasefire as airstrikes batter Syria's Ghouta

The UN Security Council on Saturday demanded a 30-day truce across Syria “without delay” as rescuers in the country’s eastern Ghouta region said bombing would not let up long enough for them to More...

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Besieged eastern Ghouta losing hope as UN Security Council demands Syria ceasefire

As the UN Security Council demands a 30-day humanitarian ceasefire in Syria, eastern Ghouta is running out of almost everything as it is slammed with airstrikes, mortars, rockets and barrel bombs. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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By admin On Saturday, February 24th, 2018
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More companies cut ties to NRA and member perks in wake of Florida school shooting

The National Rifle Association and the firearms industry are facing a growing backlash in the wake of the deadly Florida high school shooting, with calls to boycott the big lobby group spreading from social media More...

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'A national disaster': Suspected Boko Haram kidnappings continue in Nigeria

Government leaders in Nigeria claim to have defeated Boko Haram, but the group continues to conduct raids, launch suicide attacks, and kidnap schoolgirls, with more than 100 disappearing this week. With an election More...

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By admin On Saturday, February 24th, 2018
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Admirers line streets, overpasses to pay tribute to evangelist Billy Graham

​Motorists pulled aside and well-wishers lined freeway overpasses to see the Rev. Billy Graham’s motorcade barrel through his beloved home state of North Carolina on Saturday in a running tribute to “America’s More...

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21 International Red Cross staffers have left since 2015 because of sexual misconduct

The International Committee of the Red Cross has joined the list of prominent charities that have uncovered sexual misconduct among its staff. Powered by WPeMatico  More...