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  • October 23, 2017

    Aging population Japan’s “biggest challenge”: Re-elected Shinzo Abe sets out priorities

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan is set return to power with a substantial majority following yesterday’s snap election, according to exit polls.
    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan is set return to power with a substantial majority following yesterday’s snap election, according to exit polls.
  • October 20, 2017

    China’s economic policy “held hostage” by skewed sex ratio

    President Xi Jinping opened the Communist Party Congress in Beijing on Wednesday pledging the start of a “new era” and policies for a more “prosperous and beautiful” China. But the large proportion of unmarried men in the Chinese population will make much needed economic reforms challenging.

    President Xi Jinping opened the Communist Party Congress in Beijing on Wednesday pledging the start of a “new era” and policies for a more “prosperous and beautiful” China. But the large proportion of unmarried men in the Chinese population will make much needed economic reforms challenging.

  • October 18, 2017

    British transgender woman granted NZ residency after “years of discrimination and abuse”

    A transgender woman who suffered years of discrimination and abuse in the UK has been granted residency in New Zealand on exceptional humanitarian grounds. The tribunal said it would be “unduly harsh” to force her to return to the UK.

    A transgender woman who suffered years of discrimination and abuse in the UK has been granted residency in New Zealand on exceptional humanitarian grounds. The tribunal said it would be “unduly harsh” to force her to return to the UK.

  • October 13, 2017

    Gender-neutral passports to face UK judicial review

    Equality campaigner Christie Elan-Cane wins permission to challenge the UK Home Office’s refusal to issue gender-neutral, or X passports.
    Equality campaigner Christie Elan-Cane wins permission to challenge the UK Home Office’s refusal to issue gender-neutral, or X passports.
  • October 11, 2017

    Influx of robots has “no aggregate effect” on German employment levels

    Despite the number of industrial robots in Germany quadrupling over the past 20 years, a recent report has found that the total number of jobs in the German economy has not been impacted.
    Despite the number of industrial robots in Germany quadrupling over the past 20 years, a recent report has found that the total number of jobs in the German economy has not been impacted.
  • October 09, 2017

    New research reveals the scale of London's “sickening” pollution crisis

    New figures released last week have revealed that the city’s 8.5 million inhabitants are breathing air that exceeds global guidelines for one of the most dangerous toxic particles.
    New figures released last week have revealed that the city’s 8.5 million inhabitants are breathing air that exceeds global guidelines for one of the most dangerous toxic particles.
  • October 06, 2017

    Japanese journalist "dies from overwork"

    Working conditions in Japan are under scrutiny after labor standards inspectors concluded that the death of a 31-year-old journalist in 2013 was a result of overwork.

    Working conditions in Japan are under scrutiny after labor standards inspectors concluded that the death of a 31-year-old journalist in 2013 was a result of overwork.

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