Day: March 9, 2017

The number and proportion of people in China over 80 is growing, but their mental and physical fitness appear to be declining, scientists reported Friday.Comparing medical data and surveys from 1998 and 2008 of nearly 20,000 people aged 80 to 105, rese…

The United States will meet its climate agreement goals, UN special envoy for climate change Michael Bloomberg said in Paris on Thursday.”They have given us a roadmap of what we must do to save this planet. And I can only tell you that in America we wi…

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney on Thursday urged Iraq to agree to a UN investigation of atrocities committed by the Islamic State group and bring those responsible for crimes to justice.Clooney, who represents Yazidi women who escaped from IS enslave…

Tony Romo said goodbye to the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday even though the team had yet to release him as free agency deal signings began for the NFL’s 2017 season.Romo, the Cowboys quarterback who has struggled with injuries in recent campaigns, was dem…

Dutch left-wing political hopeful Jesse Klaver on Thursday staged one of the largest campaign rallies seen in The Netherlands in recent times, as political parties scramble for last-minute votes ahead of next week’s crunch elections.Some 5,000 people p…

Iran has successfully test-fired a naval missile which hit its target 250 kilometres away, local news agencies reported Thursday.”We have this week tested the Hormuz-2 missile,” the Fars and Tasnim agencies quoted the commander of the air wing of the e…

The EU voiced concern Thursday about “external influences” fueling division in the western Balkans, as Britain announced a summit to focus efforts on stabilising a key region vulnerable to Russian meddling.”Today I can announce that the UK will lead th…

President Donald Trump’s administration levelled fresh criticism at the CIA Thursday after WikiLeaks published a trove of documents describing the US spy agency’s cyber espionage operations.Hours after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused the Centr…

Wales forward Justin Tipuric has endured an often frustrating career, but the mobile openside flanker will finally win his 50th cap against Ireland on Friday.Having made his debut in 2011, Tipuric’s international career coincided with that of Sam Warbu…