Days after Japan enacted a law introducing a foreign-worker program to bolster a labor force shrinking due to the aging population, a study showed it could struggle to compete with other developed countries to attract residents from overseas.
Poll: Japan wants more foreign workers, but they may not want Japan
Growth in China’s new home prices slowed in November as markets in smaller cities lost some of their heat, though the sector remained relatively resilient amid a broader slowdown in economic activity.
China's November home price growth slows as smaller cities cool
There are various ways to help people out of poverty, but Bai Wenjun, a poverty relief cadre, has created a way of his own, shooting short films.
Short films aid rural poverty alleviation across China
An Indian environment court set aside on Saturday the Tamil Nadu state government’s order to close Vedanta’s copper smelter plant permanently, taking the company closer to reopening its facility in southern India.
Indian court sets aside state government order to shut down Vedanta copper smelter
Plastic traces in animal feed could pose a risk to human health and urgently need to be the subject of more research, experts have told the Guardian.
Legal plastic content in animal feed could harm human health, experts warn
A Colombian tribunal ordered the government on to suspend the awarding of mining licenses until it establishes protected areas, while the mines and energy ministry said it would appeal against the decision.
Colombia tribunal suspends awarding of mining licenses, gov't to appeal
A surge in the supply of pure cocaine to Europe has led to a rise in drug-related murders as new criminal gangs muscle into a market previously dominated by the mafia, the EU drugs agency European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction said.
New gangs 'Uberize' Europe's cocaine supply, bring more violence
More than 24,000 people in Britain will spend the festive period sleeping rough or in cars, trains, buses or tents, according to new estimates that throw light on the scale of so-called “hidden” homelessness.
24,000 sleeping rough or on public transport in UK, charity says

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