With the proliferation of Internet in general and social media in particular, living without the hand-held device called 'smart phone' might make us look very dumb.
Use of Internet and social media at workplace
A 14-year-old is in the hospital after being shot outside his South Memphis home in the US.
US activists, parents look for youth violence solutions
In Africa, achieving a meaningful and relevant education means addressing a web of challenges in society in order to attain a transformative outcome.
Making education meaningful and relevant in African countries
The health of inter-state migrant construction workers in India is at risk from tobacco use, found a new study.
Migrants at risk of tobacco in India
More than a quarter of those aged 65 and over are at risk of poverty or social exclusion, the highest in a decade, fresh data showed.
Over a quarter of elderly at risk of poverty
Iranian students received United Nations Peace and Cooperation School Award.
Iranian students bag Peace and Cooperation School Award
Parents of small children have long been hearing about the perils of ‘screen time’. And with more screens, and new technologies such as Amazon's Echo speaker, the message is getting louder.
Kids, screens and parental guilt:  Time to loosen up?
Smacking children was outlawed in Scotland this week. Remarkably, parents in the rest of the UK can still use physical violence to punish or discipline their children, provided it can be considered ‘reasonable punishment’, a term not properly defined in law. Smacking is allowed in the majority of other nations.
Scotland has banned smacking children
Children's toys and child care products will soon have fewer chemicals in them. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted to ban five kinds of phthalate chemicals from these products. The vote was three to two in favor of the restrictions.
US ban more phthalates in children's toys
There are five percent more women than men in the EU and, on average, they stay in education longer but are still paid 16.3 percent less, according to a new report.
Women in the EU are paid less than

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