Business

Shares jump on report China could scrap birth limits

Image copyright Getty Images Shares in Chinese firms that make and sell baby products have jumped after a report said China is considering scrapping limits on the number of children a family can have. Shares in Shanghai Aiyingshi, which has a chain of shops selling baby products, climbed 10%. Xiamen Yanjan New Material, which makes […]

India Top News

In defence of Archbishop Couto

#ChurchTargetsModi is trending today. The Archbishop of Delhi, Anil Couto, is facing an angry backlash after writing a letter to all parish priests in the capital, in which he asks for a prayer campaign to be launched ahead of the 2019 general elections. He has clarified that the letter does not refer to any particular […]

UK News

Karen Bradley urged to restart Stormont talks

Image caption Karen Bradley was urged to take “a more proactive role” in facilitating talks MPs have urged Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley to “redouble” her efforts to restart talks aimed at restoring devolution at Stormont. The call was by Westminster’s Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, which also said she must outline how “urgent” decisions will […]

UK News

Government could scrap some controversial NHS reforms

Image copyright PA The government is understood to be considering whether to scrap some of the controversial NHS reforms introduced by the coalition in England in 2012. The changes included abolishing primary care trusts and replacing them with new local clinical commissioning groups. Health campaigners and the doctors’ union, the BMA, say the re-organisation was […]

US & World

Why Spanish speakers in US are getting into trouble

Image copyright Ana Suda Two high-profile incidents of Spanish speakers being challenged for not using English have raised familiar arguments over language and immigration in America. Ana Suda and Mimi Hernandez were queuing inside a petrol station in rural Montana when the Border Patrol agent demanded to see their identification. The two US citizens were […]

India Top News

Can you live without your phone?

Q.If you forget your phone at home, do you: Q.Do you use your phone in the loo? Q.When your phone rings, beeps, do you feel an intense urge to check for texts, tweets, emails, updates, etc.? Q.Do you find yourself mindlessly passing time on a regular basis by staring at your phone? Q.Have you turned […]