These days, Christian countries around the world are getting ready for Christmas. All streets, stores and houses are decorated with lights for this festive season. You hear Christmas songs everywhere and some people even wear Christmas jumpers.
Iranians to celebrate ‘Yalda Night’
A surge of Americans got back to work this year, driving the jobless rate to a 17-year low — but the ‘roaring’ economy, as President Trump calls it, appears to have disproportionately benefited men.
Why are US women losing retail jobs while men are gaining them?
Homelessness in England is a national crisis and the government’s approach to tackling the problem has been an abject failure, a committee of MPs has said.
UK MPs condemn 'abject failure' of homelessness policy
A prisoner suffering from poor health has lost his attempt to enforce the smoking ban in English and Welsh jails after the supreme court ruled that crown premises are effectively exempt from the enforcement of health regulations.
Smoking ban cannot be enforced in jails, UK Supreme Court rules
Santa Claus is coming to town — or so about 85 percent of young American children believe.
How many kids still believe in Santa?
Poverty figures published by the Central Statistics Office in Ireland show one in nine children here continues to live in consistent poverty.
Almost 139,000 children living in consistent poverty in Ireland
Kenya’s Tana River Basin, a major source of hydroelectric power, food and fresh water, may see its annual rainfall increase as much as 43 percent by the end of the century because of climate change, scientists said.
Climate change may boost rain in Kenyan river basin
Climate change has been blamed for causing higher temperatures, drought, wildfires and hurricanes — and now it’s being credited with generating record snow.
Global warming? Record snow on Alaska mountain peak linked to climate change
Pesticide use is causing even more damage to honey bee populations than previously thought, according to a new study.
Pesticides even more harmful to bees than previously thought
Every generation has a tendency to despair at the next one's perceived shortcomings, and Chinese society is no different in this regard. The ‘Little Emperor’ generation -- those born during China's strict one-child policy, have been judged by many weary elders as spoilt and tantrum prone due to the overwhelming attention bestowed on them by doting families.
China's one-child generation not so selfish

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