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Seven countries with big (and small) population problems

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nigeria and other countries in Africa are bucking the trend of population decline A major new study published in the Lancet medical journal suggests falling fertility rates mean nearly every country could have shrinking populations by the end of the century, and warns of a “jaw-dropping” impact on societies.We…

Tech CEO Found Decapitated and Dismembered In His NYC Apartment

Tech CEO Found Decapitated and Dismembered In His NYC Apartment (go.com) Posted by BeauHD on Wednesday July 15, 2020 @01:57PM from the gruesome-murders dept. According to ABC News, 33-year-old tech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh was discovered decapitated and dismembered in his Manhattan apartment on Tuesday. The death was deemed a homicide and no arrests have been…

London’s Royal Parks face ‘unprecedented’ amount of litter

Image copyright The Royal Parks/PA Media Image caption The Royal Parks have warned that the abandoned waste can be dangerous for wild animals People have left the equivalent weight of 20 double decker buses of litter in London’s Royal Parks during a month of lockdown, it has been revealed.Staff collected 258.4 tonnes of litter with…

In pictures: Severe floods engulf eastern China

Image copyright AFP Over the last few days, floods have overwhelmed parts of central and eastern China. Several dams across the country’s largest fresh water lake, Poyang, have burst, with the lake reaching record water levels, according to data from China’s National Weather Satellite Centre. Image copyright AFP Earlier this week, the authorities said 33…

Virus rate below 5% ‘underlines care over Scottish lockdown’

The low level of exposure to coronavirus in the Scottish population highlights the care needed in easing lockdown, Scotland’s interim deputy chief medical officer has warned. Dr Nicola Steedman has been setting out infection data based on estimates from antibody testing between 20 April and the end of June.Dr Steedman said the percentage of people…

Jack Shepherd: Speedboat killer has sentence reduced

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jack Shepherd spent 78 days in custody awaiting extradition from Georgia Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd has had his sentence reduced by almost three months by appeal judges.The 31-year-old was jailed after Charlotte Brown was fatally thrown from his boat on the River Thames in December 2015.Shepherd fled the country ahead…

Limavady: Covid-19 cluster ‘came from social gathering

Image copyright Reuters The Public Health Agency has identified a cluster of Covid-19 cases in the Limavady area. The agency said it is linking them to a social gathering in a private or residential setting. Testing and contact tracing is being carried out to identify anyone who may be potentially affected and to help prevent…