China's top coal-producing province of Shanxi has reprimanded seven of its cities after a spike in air pollution in the first five months of 2019, the country's Environment Ministry said in a notice late Thursday.
China coal hub Shanxi slams seven cities for pollution spike in 2019
About 7.8 million foreign tourists arrived in Iran during the year to March 2019 while the figure for the year to March 2018 was 5.1 million, said the head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO).
7.8m foreign tourists visit Iran in 12 months
Women have outperformed their male counterparts in entrance examinations for a medical school in Japan that last year admitted rigging admission procedures to give men an unfair advantage.
Women outperform men after Japan medical school stops rigging exam scores
US President Donald Trump stood by his comments about five men who were wrongly convicted for the brutal rape of a jogger in Central Park, New York City, in 1989, saying they had "admitted their guilt".
Trump stands by 1989 Central Park Five comments
Britain has seen a big jump in the working poor since the 1990s, with almost three out of five people below the official poverty line living in a household where at least one person is working.
Weak pay rises, dearer housing fuel jump in UK’s working poor, says IFS
"Microbeads! A blue one -- and a pink one!"
Searching for the source of microplastics in European rivers
The Charité University Hospital (Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin) opened a new department that focuses on investigating the potential consequences of climate change on health.
German hospital establishes new department for climate change patients
The federal government says two species of herring are not at risk of going extinct, and will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act.
River herring will not be added to endangered species list
After decades of improvement, America's air may not be getting any cleaner, AP wrote.
US air quality is slipping after years of improvement
A survivor of the Parkland school shooting in the US announced that Harvard University withdrew his admission over racist comments he made in a shared Google Doc and text messages nearly two years ago.
Harvard pulls Parkland grad’s admission over racist comments

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