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China working-age population falls

China's working-age population continued to decline last year, the government said Monday, as Beijing grapples with a demographic time bomb that is one of its biggest challenges. The country introduced its controversial one-child policy in the late…

Lawsuit: Chinese Company Claims Apple Copied Its 100C Design For iPhone 6

It's tough for foreign companies to do business in China, so much that even Apple is having a hard time. After the iTunes Movies...

DPR Korea: UN experts call for death penalty moratorium after high-profile execution

18 December 2013 – The recent execution of a senior official in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) “is just one among multiple...

Manus Island disturbance prompts UN call for ensuring protection of asylum-seekers

18 February 2014 – The United Nations refugee agency today highlighted the need to address “significant shortcomings” in the process by which Australia moves...
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50 Fascinating Facts About Chinese New Year (INFOGRAPHIC)

Gung Hei Fat Choy!  Today marks the Chinese New Year, which holds deep-rooted, beautiful traditions that are still practiced today by many Chinese families. As a multicultural country, many  of us here in the States (and the West as a whole) celebrate…
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Thailand’s new ruling junta says will block social media over critical content

Thailand's new ruling junta on Friday warned it would block social media platforms in the country if they carry any content provoking violence or opposing their military coup. "If we find any to be in violation, we will suspend the service immediately…
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Bollywood superhero dances to a different tune

For decades, Indian cinema's formula for success has consisted of love stories, dancing and awe-inspiring landscapes. But a new leading role is emerging – the Bollywood superhero. The rise of science fiction comes as Indian audiences increasingly…

UN agency provides assistance for hundreds fleeing town near Lebanon’s border with Syria

8 August 2014 – As violence escalates in Lebanon, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and its partners are distributing humanitarian supplies in the...

Philippines: ‘encouraging progress' but long road ahead – senior UN official

8 December 2013 – One month since Typhoon Haiyan slammed the Philippines, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the country today urged the...

Independent UN expert urges Tajikistan to turn policy into action to eradicate torture

12 February 2014 – An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged the Government of Tajikistan to fully implement its policies to eradicate...