An ambitious scheme to replant about a fifth of the land under palm oil in Indonesia is running far behind schedule, marking a blow to efforts by the world’s top producer to lift yields and fend off attacks on the sustainability of the crop.
Japan welcomed a record high of more than 300 million foreign visitors in 2018, despite a series of natural disasters that temporarily shut down major airports, raising hopes that government's goal of attracting 40 million tourists annually by 2020 can be achieved.
Central China's Henan Province lifted more than 1.2 million people out of poverty last year, with its poverty headcount ratio dropping from 2.57 percent in 2017 to 1.21 percent, a provincial official said on Tuesday.
The number of people living in extreme poverty in Latin America increased in 2017 to the highest level in almost a decade despite an improvement in government social spending policies, a United Nations agency said on Tuesday.
A school in a tough area in England which has great teachers and a great curriculum could be rated outstanding from September, even if pupils' results are mediocre, said the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted).
A third of United Nations (UN) employees have reported experiencing sexual harassment at the world body over the last two years, according to the findings of the first-ever survey on such misconduct released on Tuesday.
Indonesia has maintained a single-digit poverty rate as it posted a 9.66-percent rate as of September 2018, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) reported on Tuesday, with the number of poor people standing at 25.67 million.