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Health warning: Your salt comes with a side of plastic

NEXT time someone asks you if you want salt with that, you might want to think twice. A new study, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, has bad...

What’s South Korea’s problem with refugees?

ON Wednesday, South Korea refused to grant refugee status to hundreds of Yemenis who fled the catastrophic war in their home country, allowing them to stay here only on temporary humanitarian...

Burma president intervenes in case of three jailed journalists

BURMA’S president Win Myint on Wednesday intervened in the case of three detained journalists by issuing a directive to the Yangon regional government insisting they cooperate with the country’s media...

Guess which country has the longest life expectancy

JAPAN’S long-held position at the top of the world’s life expectancy table is coming to an end, only to be replaced by European rival Spain by 2040, new research has...