China’s falling birth rate pushes baby product firms to diversify

With fewer babies than ever being born in China, companies making children’s products are setting their sights beyond milk bottles, baby carriers and strollers to stay in business. “We now…

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World not yet ready to ‘switch off’ fossil fuels, COP28 host UAE says

The United Arab Emirates said that countries should agree to phase out fuel emissions – not the production of oil, gas and coal – at the upcoming U.N. climate change…

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Real or not, reported Kremlin drone attack unsettles Russia

As Russian officials tell it, two Ukrainian drones flew into the very heart of Moscow under the cover of darkness, reaching the Kremlin before they were shot down at the…

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US approves 1st vaccine for RSV after decades of attempts

The U.S. approved the first vaccine for RSV on Wednesday, shots to protect older adults against a respiratory virus that’s most notorious for attacking babies but endangers their grandparents, too….

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World military spending up to an all-time high – Watchdog

Global military spending grew for the eighth consecutive year in 2022 to an all-time high of $2.24 trillion, with a sharp rise in Europe, chiefly due to Russian and Ukrainian…

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World’s ‘oldest’ tree able to reveal planet’s secrets

In a forest in southern Chile, a giant tree has survived for thousands of years and is in the process of being recognized as the oldest in the world. Known…

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Why Sudan’s conflict matters to the rest of the world

Fighting in Sudan between forces loyal to two top generals has put that nation at risk of collapse and could have consequences far beyond its borders. Both sides have tens…

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67 million children missed out on vaccines because of Covid: UNICEF

Some 67 million children partially or fully missed routine vaccines globally between 2019 and 2021 because of lockdowns and health care disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the United Nations…

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U.S. airmen with the 436th Aerial Port Squadron use a forklift to move 155 mm shells ultimately bound for Ukraine, April 29, 2022, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

White House announces new artillery ammunition for Ukraine

The White House on Wednesday announced a new package of artillery ammunition for Ukraine as the pro-Western country gears up for an expected counter-offensive against Russian invasion. Press Secretary Karine…

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UN voices ‘concern’ that US tapping its communications

The UN has formally expressed its “concern” to the United States after press reports revealed surveillance of Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s communications, his spokesman said Tuesday, denouncing actions “inconsistent with (US)…

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World food prices down by a fifth on 2022: UN

World food prices are still high but have fallen by a fifth compared to a year ago when prices soared to a monthly record high after Russia invaded agricultural powerhouse…

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Macron says ‘counting’ on Xi to ‘bring Russia to its senses’

French President Emmanuel Macron told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Thursday that he was counting on him to “bring Russia to its senses” over its war in Ukraine. The…

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Trump arrives in New York ahead of historic arraignment

Former U.S. President Donald Trump arrived at Trump Tower in New York City on Monday (April 3) by motorcade, after flying into LaGuardia Airport on his private plane. Trump is…

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Philippines announces four more military bases US troops can use

The Philippines announced Monday the location of four additional military bases to be used by US troops, with one site near the hotly disputed South China Sea and another not…

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Girls write messages on crosses at an entry to Covenant School, Tuesday, March 28, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn., which has become a memorial for the victims of Monday’s school shooting. (Photo by John Amis/AP)

Mass shootings seldom shift partisan policies despite outcry

Public outrage is swift following mass shootings, such as the killing of six people at a Christian elementary school in Nashville. Sorrow and sympathy are widespread. But what comes next…

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Paramedics and security forces work amid the covered bodies of migrants who died in a fire at an immigration detention center in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Tuesday, March 28, 2023. / AP

Video shows guards walking away during fire that killed 40 in Mexico

After migrants in northern Mexico placed mattresses against the bars of their detention cell and set them on fire, guards quickly walked away and made no apparent attempt to release…

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Biden picks his 2024 path — right down the middle

When President Joe Biden motorcades from the White House to an environmental protection event on Tuesday he will hear grumbling on the left and grumbling on the right. And the…

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Don’t leave Global South out of green tech growth, UN warns

The majority of developing nations are set to miss out on the economic benefits of booming green technologies, slowing progress toward their climate goals and widening the inequality gap between…

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‘Nazi’ references: BBC sportscaster’s tweet revives debate

NEW YORK (AP) — The references seem endless, and they can come from anywhere. In recent days, Pope Francis compared Nicaragua’s repression of Catholics to Hitler’s rule in Germany. In…

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China lifts sweeping visa curbs on foreigners

China will once again start issuing a range of visas to foreigners as of Wednesday, the country’s foreign ministry said, in a major easing of travel restrictions in place since…

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Biden’s test: Can he show competence to avert banking chaos?

In 2016, Vice President Joe Biden warned against efforts to unravel banking regulations that Democrats had fought to implement following the nation’s financial crisis, just as the emerging Trump administration…

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People look at signs posted outside of an entrance to Silicon Valley Bank in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, March 10, 2023. (Photo by Jeff Chiu/AP)

From wine country to London, bank’s failure shakes worldwide

It was called Silicon Valley Bank, but its collapse is causing shockwaves around the world. From winemakers in California to startups across the Atlantic Ocean, companies are scrambling to figure out…

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Demonstrators take part in a protest in support of women’s rights during the International Women’s Day in Guadalajara, Mexico on March 8, 2023. (Photo by Ulises Ruiz / AFP)

Women march as rights under threat across the globe

Women hit the streets from Kabul to Mexico City on Wednesday to mark International Women’s Day and stand up for rights that are coming under increasing attack.  With Afghanistan’s Taliban…

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Undernutrition in mothers is rising sharply: UNICEF

The number of pregnant women and nursing mothers suffering from undernutrition has increased by 25 percent since 2020 in 12 countries at the epicenter of the world food crisis, the…

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Most rainforest carbon offsets ‘worthless’: media analysis

A system that allows big corporations to buy carbon offsets in rain forests to cancel out their harmful emissions is essentially “worthless,” an analysis by several media organisations showed Wednesday….

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China’s Q4 growth slows to 2.9% y/y, beats expectations

China’s economy hit a bump in the fourth quarter, growing by 2.9% year-on-year, National Bureau of Statistics data showed on Tuesday, beating expectations but still underlining the toll exacted by…

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As Davos opens, Oxfam urges windfall tax on food companies

Food companies making big profits as inflation has surged should face windfall taxes to help cut global inequality, anti-poverty group Oxfam said Monday as the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting…

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World enters ‘new age’ of clean energy manufacturing: IEA

The world is at the “dawn of a new industrial age” of clean energy technology manufacturing that will triple in value by 2030 and create millions of jobs, the International…

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Scientists sound alarm as ocean temperatures hit new record

The world’s oceans, which have absorbed most of the excess heat caused by humanity’s carbon pollution, continued to see record-breaking temperatures last year, according to research published Wednesday.  Climate change…

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The global economy will come “perilously close” to a recession this year, led by weaker growth in all the world’s top economies — the United States, Europe and China — the World Bank warned Tuesday.(Photo by Julia Nikhinson AP)

World Bank: Recession a looming threat for global economy

The global economy will come “perilously close” to a recession this year, led by weaker growth in all the world’s top economies — the United States, Europe and China, the…

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Global food prices in 2022 hit record high amid drought, war

Global prices for food commodities like grain and vegetable oils were the highest on record last year even after falling for nine months in a row, the U.N. Food and…

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US to send Ukraine dozens of Bradleys in $2.85B aid package

The U.S. will send Ukraine nearly $3 billion in military aid, in a massive new package that will for the first time include several dozen Bradley fighting vehicles, U.S. officials…

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Two-thirds of glaciers on track to disappear by 2100

The world’s glaciers are shrinking and disappearing faster than scientists thought, with two-thirds of them projected to melt out of existence by the end of the century at current climate…

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) logo is seen outside the headquarters building in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

IMF report indicates growing risks to global financial stability

The risks to global financial stability have increased across the world since April this year in face of high inflation and low interest rates, the latest semiannual Global Financial Stability…

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A television at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, captures the final images from the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) just before it smashes into the asteroid Dimorphos on September 26, 2022. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP)

‘A new era’: NASA strikes asteroid in key test of planetary defense

Bullseye: A NASA spaceship on Monday struck an asteroid seven million miles away in order to deflect its orbit, succeeding in a historic test of humanity’s ability to prevent a…

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