The children’s commissioner for England has said the risks faced by deprived young people are ‘the biggest social justice challenge of our time’, after publishing research that suggests one in six minors live in families affected by parental addiction, mental illness or domestic violence.
Bangladesh plans to allocate more land for camps housing Rohingya refugees as concerns grow over a possible outbreak of disease in crowded, makeshift settlements clustered at the country’s southern tip.
The European Food Safety Authority will re-examine its warning on health risks stemming from palm and other vegetable oils, a spokeswoman at the European body said in light of a recent study expressing less concern than EFSA.
By Martin Wolf*
What is going to happen to the world economy this year? Much the most plausible answer is that it is going to grow. As I argued in a column published at this time last year, the most astonishing fact about the world economy is that it has grown in every year since the early 1950s. In 2017, it is virtually certain to grow again, possibly faster than in 2016, as (head of fulcrum Asset Management) Gavyn Davies has argued persuasively. So what might go wrong?
Do you find yourself powering through work one minute and watching cat videos the next? That sounds about right: A study last year by Microsoft discovered that the average attention span is eight seconds.
The Turkish legendary footballer Hakan Sukur, who left behind some lasting moments in the country’s football history, now faces charges that could put him behind bars for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.