Australia will hold a national vote within three years on whether to include recognition of indigenous people in its constitution, the government said on Wednesday, an issue that has spurred decades of often heated debate.
Australia promises national vote on recognition of indigenous people
Hunger is growing and the world is not on track to end extreme poverty by 2030 and meet other United Nations’ (UN) goals, mainly because progress is being undermined by the impact of climate change and increasing inequality, a UN report said.
UN: Climate change undercutting work to end poverty, hunger
Civil rights activists complained of the potential for widespread abuse following confirmation that at least three states have scanned millions of driver’s license photos on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) without the drivers’ knowledge or consent.
Activists worry about potential abuse of face scans for ICE
A couple from New York is taking legal action against a fertility clinic claiming their in-vitro-fertilization (IVF) treatment left them pregnant with twins who were unrelated to them or each other.
Couple sues clinic over IVF mix-up after giving birth to twins unrelated to them
The average life expectancy in the US has been on the decline for three consecutive years.
US life expectancy declining; here’s why
Indonesia says it will immediately send eight containers of household rubbish back to Australia after inspectors declared the material too contaminated to be recycled.
Indonesia sends rubbish back to Australia
New Zealand said on Tuesday that it plans to slash prices for electric, hybrid and fuel efficient vehicles and penalize gas guzzling cars with a new fee, as it looks to make greener cars more affordable.
New Zealand proposes discounts for cleaner cars
The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) has been responsible for widespread, simultaneous crop failures in recent history, according to a new study from researchers at Columbia University's International Research Institute for Climate and Society, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and other partners.
How much do climate fluctuations matter for global crop yields?
Lions and tigers are being born with painful deformities caused by inbreeding at industrial-style centers that harvest their body parts for a growing trade in traditional Asian ‘medicine’, investigators have revealed.
Lions, tigers suffer painful deformities in industrial breeding schemes for traditional Chinese ‘medicine’
Nearly one-quarter of Americans say they never plan to retire, according to a poll that suggests a disconnection between individuals’ retirement plans and the realities of ageing in the workforce.
Poll: One in four Americans don’t plan to retire despite realities of ageing

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