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Amount of plastic dumped in Med to double in 20 years

Nearly 230,000 tonnes of plastic is dumped into the Mediterranean Sea every year, a figure which could more than double by 2040 unless “ambitious” steps are taken, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature said Tuesday. Egypt, Italy and Turkey are…
AngolaSociety

European Union reaffirms support to fight hunger in Angola

The European Union (EU) reaffirmed its commitment to implementing programs aimed at reducing the effects of hunger in the country, by the year 2030, and achieving sustainable development The European Union ambassador to Angola, Jeannette Seppen, who intervened, by video…
ChinaSociety

Buddhist temple in Shanghai launches project for hospice care

Shanghai’s Jade Buddha Temple, a Buddhist temple with a history of more than 130 years, has launched a hospice care project ahead of the Double Ninth Festival, which falls on Sunday this year. The Double Ninth Festival, also known as Chongyang Festival celebrated on…
MozambiqueSociety

Sex for food. The drama of women in Cabo Delgado

The Centre for Public Integrity (CIP), a Mozambican NGO, hasdenounced in a report alleged sexual abuse of displaced women in Cabo Delgado, in the north of the country, in exchange for humanitarian aid, considering there was silence from the government and the United…
Society

Belgium close to the capacity limit for intensive care

One in five tests for the new coronavirus in Belgium is positive and the reproduction rate is 1.487. Belgium is on the verge of breaking the 1,000-patient Covid-19 barrier in intensive care and could reach a maximum of 2,000 within two weeks, Belgian health officials…
ChinaSociety

Huawei posts 10 percent revenue growth in first nine months

Huawei Technologies posted revenue growth of 10 percent in the first nine months despite facing strict sanctions abroad, the tech giant said on Friday. Huawei generated 671.3 billion yuan (US$100 billion) in revenue in the three quarters, an increase of 9.9 percent over…
ChinaEconomy

'Baby boomers' enter old age, changing society and the economy

Yang Quanfu, 55, recently took his 89-year-old mother for an evaluation to determine her need for some level of assisted care. He is torn between sending her to an elderly care home or tapping into Shanghai’s expanding in-home care services Yang admitted his filial duty…