A Conservative welfare policy estimated to cost some working families in the UK hundreds of pounds a year is likely to be brought to an end five years after it was first imposed, the secretary of state for work and pensions signaled.
Rudd: UK benefits freeze likely to end in 2020
China could raise average life expectancy by 2.9 years if it improves air quality to levels recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), according a new study from a US research group.
Study: China could lift life expectancy by nearly three years if it meets WHO smog standards
Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani, a former Iranian president, had always been of a personality higher than his post and position, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said at a commemoration ceremony on Thursday.
Ruhani: Hashemi-Rafsanjani, always higher than his position
When Eileen Pegg developed dementia in 2015, she became very anxious and easily agitated.
How music helps connect people living with dementia
Migration remains one of the most potent international political dividing lines — with arguments about controlling borders and pressures on local services.
Making better use of 'surgeons flipping burgers'
People who experienced sexual, physical or emotional abuse as children are two to three times more likely to kill themselves as adults, new research found.
Childhood abuse increases risk of adult suicide, research finds
New Zealand is on the cusp of a second consecutive marine heatwave, with temperatures along parts of the east coast now about 3°C warmer than summer averages.
East coast seas warmer than January 2018
US emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, spiked last year after falling for the previous three, as cold weather spurred natural gas demand for heating and as the economy pushed planes and trucks to guzzle fuel, an estimate showed.
US emissions of carbon dioxide spiked in 2018
Experts have said there is need to manage sand extraction to avoid huge environmental impact. It said that about 50 billion tons of sand and gravel are used around the world every year.
50 billion tons of sand used globally
California Governor Gavin Newsom proposed spending $305 million to improve California’s planning and response to wildfires, mudslides and earthquakes, focusing the state’s efforts on evacuating elderly and disabled residents who became trapped in recent disasters.
California to spend millions more on disaster response

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