Millennials are often criticized for their over-reliance on social media. They often prefer online health advice to doctor’s visits; plan their vacation based on the destination’s ‘instagram-worthiness’ and cite social media as their main news source.
While much of the global discussion for decades has been focused on overpopulation and its consequences, less can be said of the risks of low fertility and an ageing population — risks that are currently threatening the future of Japan.
Hundreds of desperate Rohingya Muslims are still pouring over the Myanmar border into Bangladesh every week, bringing harrowing accounts of torture and murder, six months after a military crackdown sparked the massive refugee crisis.
Opposition leaders in the Maldives urged the international community Monday to pressure President Abdulla Yameen into obeying a court order to free political prisoners and "restore democracy" to the troubled honeymoon islands.
More than half of the major operators of the UK government’s flagship academies program have sounded the alarm over school funding, heaping further pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to ease the squeeze on public spending.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has claimed that China risks facing a growing debt-dependency in its banking system, urging Beijing to increase its capital buffers to protect against a possible “financial crisis.”
The African Union has expressed concern about the ongoing political crisis in Zimbabwe, calling on the country’s military to halt their actions in what “seems like a coup” against President Robert Mugabe.