With 700 million people worldwide at risk of being displaced by intense water scarcity by 2030, water infrastructure investment must be at least doubled over the next five years, a panel set up by the United Nations and the World Bank recommended.
UN-World Bank panel calls for  ‘fundamental shift’ in water management
Air pollution takes a greater toll on the hearts of black Americans than whites, in part because they often live in poorer areas with more pollution, a new study suggested.
Dirty air may harm blacks more than whites
Women are more likely to be in work or studying after graduation than men, but earn less from the very start of their careers, official data indicates.
Gender pay gap starts from graduation, data suggests
Kim Ju-yeon, a 36-year old office worker, lives in the room that she lived in as a teenager in Hanam city on the eastern outskirts of Seoul. In the next room, her younger brother, who graduated from university in February, is in residence, while her parents live in the master room.
Increasing number of grown-up South Koreans  live with parents for financial reasons
When we think of a depressed person, we tend to think of someone who, well, acts sad. The picture we have in our head is of someone who doesn’t want to get off the couch or out of bed, who is eating much less or much more than usual, has trouble sleeping or wants to sleep all the time, who has trouble with usual daily activities, and doesn’t talk much.
In children and teens, depression doesn’t always look like sadness
Almost one in five over-60s in the UK say they have been targeted by scammers more than 10 times over the past year, a survey found
One in five over-60s in UK say they have been targeted by fraudsters 10 times in past year
A gaunt, 92-year-old man in a wheelchair sunbathes in a narrow courtyard, motionless, his eyes closed. Nearby, a few dozen other elderly men with short grey hair exercise slowly as an instructor gently calls out, "Don't strain yourselves."
Japanese prisons cope with swelling ranks of elderly inmates
Iran’s flag-carrier airline Iran Air is set to recruit female pilots for the first time in the country’s history.
Iran Air to recruit female pilots for first time
If you’re one of the millions of people concerned about the growing pressures that our food habits are placing on the environment, then you’ve probably felt confused, conflicted or downright overwhelmed by your own food choices on more than a few occasions.
Sustainable diets will remain a minefield until we change our approach to food
Lead exposure may be responsible for nearly 10 times more deaths in the US than previously thought, according to a new study.
US deaths from lead exposure 10 times higher than thought

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