China lifting more than 800 million people out of poverty since the start of its economic reform is a great story in human history, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said today, underlining that there is ‘lessons to be learned’ from this Chinese experience.
China lifting 800m people out of poverty is historic
The average teenager sends 3,741 texts per month. Two billion people, or one in three people worldwide, are on Facebook. And 700 million people post photos to Instagram each month.
Parents hear warnings of what teens face today
The crackdown on immigration may be preventing victims of domestic violence from reporting incidents to police or participating in the prosecution of those charged, Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon said.
Immigration crackdown interfering with domestic violence cases
Ninety children are being taken into care every day in England and Wales and it's claimed social workers are ‘firefighting’ the most serious cases late into the night.
Ninety children taken into care each day
Over 20,000 girls are married before the age of 18 every day around the world as countries continue to lack legal protections, according to a new study.
Up to 100 million girls unprotected against child marriage
Research published recently has revealed that the academic development of British children is being significantly affected by dangerously low levels of sleep.
Lack of sleep damaging academic development of children
International experts warned on Tuesday about security shortcomings at French and Belgian nuclear plants that make them vulnerable to attack, in a report commissioned by the Greenpeace group.
Greenpeace: French, Belgian nuclear plants vulnerable to attack
Director general of World Health Organization (WHO) lauded the Iranian community-based programs, and said that other countries of the world, including Pakistan, should benefit from Iran’s experience by using the same model.
WHO lauds Iran's community-based programs
People in Afghanistan are set for greater access to the Internet and free information, thanks to a new partnership between a local telecommunications company and the Wikimedia Foundation.
Afghans to get free access to Wikipedia on their phones
A survey conducted by The Hoxby Collective has found that 33 percent of workers said they’d suffered from mental health issues as a direct result of working rigid hours.
Presenteeism linked to mental health issues in the workplace

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