World population to hit 9.8 billion by 2050, despite nearly universal lower fertility rates
2017-06-23 10:10:15

World population to hit 9.8 billion by 2050, despite nearly universal lower fertility rates

The world population is now nearly 7.6 billion, up from 7.4 billion in 2015, spurred by the relatively high levels of fertility in developing countries – despite an overall drop in the number of children


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China makes 'flammable ice' breakthrough in South China Sea
2017-05-31 10:10:34

China makes 'flammable ice' breakthrough in South China Sea

The fuel-hungry country has been pursuing the energy source, located at the bottom of oceans and in polar regions, for nearly two decades. China's minister of land and resources, Jiang Daming

Roads made of recycled plastic are being tested in Britain
2017-05-29 15:25:02

Roads made of recycled plastic are being tested in Britain

Scotland-based company called MacRebur has come up with a way to create roads that are made of recycled plastic, and are stronger and longer-lasting than normal asphalt-based roads

In final address, UN health chief urges world body to ‘remember the people’ behind the facts and figures
2017-05-25 10:50:37

In final address, UN health chief urges world body to ‘remember the people’ behind the facts and figures

The outgoing chief of the United Nations health agency highlighted the relevance of the World Health Organization (WHO), and offered its decision-making body parting advice that included protecting scientific evidence

IMF says world is at risk of 'economic derailment'
2017-05-23 11:05:19

IMF says world is at risk of 'economic derailment'

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that the global economy faces a growing "risk of economic derailment" and must take steps to boost global demand

Whistling Past the Geopolitical Graveyard
2017-05-18 13:25:54

Whistling Past the Geopolitical Graveyard

With Emmanuel Macron’s defeat of the right-wing populist Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election, the EU and the euro have dodged a bullet. But geopolitical risks are continuing to proliferate

At China's Belt and Road Forum, UN chief Guterres stresses shared development goals
2017-05-16 11:30:04

At China's Belt and Road Forum, UN chief Guterres stresses shared development goals

Speaking at a major international conference in Beijing, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today drew comparisons between China's 'One Belt, One Road' initiative and the Sustainable Development Goals