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South Korea’s new drive to spice up flagging start fee

By Information from Elsewhere… …as discovered by BBC Monitoring Picture copyright Getty Photos Picture caption Authorities efforts to encourage a child growth have to date failed South Korea’s authorities has introduced a bunch of measures to encourage folks to make extra infants, as considerations develop over the nation’s stubbornly low start fee. looking for fertility remedy will get state monetary help no matter their revenue stage from September, the Korea

Indonesian man arrested as 650 pangolins discovered useless in freezers

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption The pangolins have been wrapped in plastic and frozen Indonesian authorities have seized greater than 650 useless pangolins hidden in freezers and arrested a person. The critically endangered species is a delicacy in elements of Asia and is utilized in conventional medication. Police discovered the animals once they raided a home in Jombang district on the primary island of Java, after neighbours grew to become

Ex-PM Stephen Harper ‘quits Canada politics’

Picture copyright Reuters Picture caption Mr Harper and his spouse have stayed in Calgary because the election defeat Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper is to surrender his seat as an MP and go away Canadian politics to concentrate on his companies, in response to stories. The information comes 10 months after Mr Harper misplaced the election to Justin Trudeau after which resigned as Conservative chief. The 57-year-old will reportedly make

French court docket suspends ‘burkini’ ban

France’s highest administrative court docket has suspended a ban on full-body “burkini” swimsuits that was imposed within the city of Villeneuve-Loubet. It mentioned the ban “critically and clearly illegally breached elementary freedoms to come back and go, freedom of beliefs and particular person freedom”. The ruling might set a precedent for as much as 30 different cities which have imposed the ban. The court docket will make a remaining choice

Italy Quake Dying Toll Hits 267, State Funeral Deliberate

PESCARA DEL TRONTO, Italy, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Hopes of discovering extra survivors light on Friday three days after a strong earthquake hit central Italy, with the loss of life toll rising to 267 and the rescue operation in a number of the stricken areas known as off. Sniffer canine and emergency crews continued to scour piles of rubble in Amatrice, a picturesque city fashionable with vacationers which was leveled

An Artist Submerged A Gown In The Lifeless Sea For two Months And The Outcome Is Extraordinary

Because the lowest and one of many saltiest locations on Earth, the Dead Sea performs host to hordes of vacationers and the manufacturing of nutrient rich skincare. For 2 months in 2014, it was additionally house to a gown, laden and submerged in its waters by Israeli artist Sigalit Landau.  The gown, which went into the lake a stark black, nearly magically remodeled in simply two months because it grew to become coated

Who have been the victims?

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption Hopes of discovering extra earthquake survivors within the city of Amatrice are fading No less than 268 folks are actually recognized to have died after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy on Wednesday. The devastating quake prompted the collapse of quite a few buildings with the historic city of Amatrice the worst hit. Many individuals are nonetheless believed to be buried underneath rubble. As

Oscar Pistorius: Bid to problem six-year jail time period fails

Picture copyright EPA Picture caption Pistorius was sentenced for homicide in July South African state prosecutors have failed of their bid to problem the six-year sentence for homicide handed all the way down to Oscar Pistorius. Prosecutors described the Paralympic athlete’s punishment for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013 as “shockingly lenient”. On the listening to in Pretoria, Choose Thokozile Masipa stated the petition had no affordable prospect of

Norway man rescued after climbing into public rest room

Picture copyright DRBV Picture caption Cato Berntsen Larsen was unable to climb out of the bathroom Firefighters in Norway have pulled a person from the within of a bathroom after he dived in to rescue a pal’s telephone and have become caught within the tank beneath. Cato Berntsen Larsen climbed feet-first into the ability after his pal dropped the telephone whereas urinating. Mr Berntsen Larsen mentioned he had volunteered to

Syria Darayya: Evacuation of besieged city begins

Folks have begun leaving the Syrian city of Darayya after a deal was reached ending an extended authorities siege. The primary buses left the city, close to the capital Damascus, on Friday afternoon accompanied by ambulances and Purple Crescent automobiles. Insurgent fighters are as a result of go to rebel-held Idlib metropolis whereas civilians will go to authorities shelters. The Syrian military encircled Darayya in 2012 and civilians acquired contemporary