Several ministries in Japan may have inflated their numbers of disabled employees for more than four decades, media said on Friday, while companies that miss quotas set by law face fines.
Media: Japan ministries may have inflated numbers of disabled employees
Prisoners in England are to face a fresh crackdown on drugs, violence and smuggled mobile phones as part of a £10-million drive to turn around 10 of the worst-performing jails in the country.
Prisoners in England face fresh crackdown on drugs, violence, phones
The UK government is missing an important opportunity to cut deaths from smoking, said a committee of British MPs who are calling for a cut in the tax on e-cigarettes.
British MPs: Relaxing e-cigarette laws would cut smoking deaths
Illinois' attorney general is suing Chicago's Trump International Hotel & Tower for allegedly breaking environmental laws.
Illinois sues Trump Tower over Chicago River water use
A long-acting injection developed by GlaxoSmithKline, a British pharmaceutical company, and given once a month has proved as effective as standard daily pills for controlling the AIDS virus, lifting prospects for the British drugmaker’s key HIV business.
Long-acting injection a shot in the arm for GSK's HIV business
China’s new home prices accelerated at their fastest pace in almost two years in July, led by smaller cities and highlighting challenges policymakers face in stimulating a slowing economy without fueling a property bubble.
China's new home price growth hits two-year high as small cities boom
New Zealand’s parliament passed a law on Wednesday to ban many non-resident foreigners from buying existing homes, completing the Labour-led government’s election campaign pledge.
New Zealand passes ban on foreign homebuyers into law
Sales of furfural derivatives could make renewable fuel production considerably more financially attractive, according to a new University of Maine study.
Furfural derivatives a way to make renewable fuel production financially appealing
Sizzling heatwaves are likely to be a feature of the global climate for at least the next four years, said scientists.
Global temperatures likely to be ‘abnormally high’ for at least four years
After years of getting rid of outdated excess capacity, the latest measures are the next front in the government’s long-term effort to upgrade and streamline its smokestack industries.
China's Jiangsu province to consolidate steel mill locations in efficiency drive

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