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Singapore population growth hits 9-year low after foreigner curbs

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Singapore’s population recorded its slowest pace of growth in nine years in the 12 months to June owing to “tightened foreign manpower policies,” government statistics released Thursday showed.

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino gays more concerned about discrimination

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Filipino gay groups say they have to overcome discrimination first before gunning for same-sex marriage legislation in the face of stern Church opposition that, according to a retired bishop, “God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Adam, nor Eve and Eve.”

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Brunei job trade-off: No night life

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They pay much, much less for gas, and get subsidies from the government. But they don’t have a night life.

Posted: April 29th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Headlines | Read More »

The Artist Abroad

Gago over Lady Gaga

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I don’t go gaga over Lady Gaga. I never have. But while there are plenty who do, including many Filipino fans, there are also those who seem to be gago over Gaga. The guardians of public morality and decency in the noble and ever-loyal city of Manila are to be commended for their constant vigilance lest the all-too-earthly (though hardly sublime) pleasures of a Gaga performance distract them and their faithful from the transcendent aim of being accepted to eternity’s pearly gates.

Posted: May 27th, 2012 in Blogs | Read More »

Japan rapidly recovering beyond its expectations

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Waves of tsunami hit residences after a powerful earthquake in Natori, Miyagi prefecture (state), Japan, March 11, 2011.  The largest earthquake in Japan's recorded history slammed the eastern coast. AP FILE PHOTO

As one nears the airport here, an hour’s drive from the city center, one can notice backhoes in open spaces near the coast just as often as seeing carabaos or threshers in rice fields along the North Luzon Expressway in the Philippines during the harvest season.

Posted: November 17th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

FAST FACTS: The world population

6,986,951,000—World population as of Oct. 26, 2011 48—Percentage of the world’s population living below $2 a day 81—Average life expectancy at birth for men and women in Canada, Martinique, and Singapore 2.5—Total fertility rate (TFR) worldwide.  TFRs range from 0.9 children per women in Taiwan to 7.0 in Niger. 14.3—Percentage of Zimbabwe’s population with HIV/AIDS [...]

Posted: October 27th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Bachelor nations’ alarm world experts

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The good news about the world population reaching 7 billion is that the average life expectancy has soared to 68, infant mortality has dropped to 46 per 1,000, and the average number of children in a family has plunged by more than half at 2.5.

Posted: October 27th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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