United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on the Ukrainian authorities to display maximum restraint and take all possible steps to protect civilians in Ukraine's eastern regions.
On Monday, Pope Francis warned parents against substituting cats and dogs for children. According to him, this move leads to the "bitterness of loneliness" in old age.
The US Census Bureau has come up with the new statistics that shows that the US population age 65 and older will double in size from 43.1 million in 2012 to 83.7 million in 2050. According to the two new reports this tendency goes back to baby boomers, this generation that was born from mid-1946 to mid-1964 and who began turning 65 in 2011.
Almost one third of Britons will be from ethnic minorities by 2050 if current trends continue, according to a new study published by a think tank on Tuesday. Black and minority ethnic (BME) communities are growing at a much faster rate than the white population and are radically changing the face of Britain, the Policy Exchange found.
Russia’s resident population reached 143.66 million as of January 1, 2014, having increased by 800,000 since the latest all-Russia census in 2010, the Russian Ministry of Labour and Social Protection said in its annual report for 2013 that was posted on the official website of the Russian government on Wednesday.
More than 70 men and women have been summarily executed in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN mission in the country (MONUSCO) has said Thursday.
Nearly half of all trans-people living in the US have attempted suicide and it’s probably due to discrimination. The numbers are stunningly high. A groundbreaking study shows suicide rates among the trans community are extremely high, far higher than the rest of the US population. The Voice of Russia talked to Dr. Ann Haas the Senior Director of Education and Prevention at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Scientists are saying that deficit of fresh water may provoke new wars in the foreseeable future. At present, in total, about 700 mln people in 43 countries of the world are suffering from lack of fresh water. It is expected that by 2025, the number of people who lack fresh water may grow up to 3 bln because of global climate changes and increase of population.
Germany saw a boost to its population last year due to the biggest influx of immigrants in two decades, mainly from Europe's crisis-hit countries, according to official estimates published Wednesday. The announcement came as the German cabinet debated whether the country needed new measures to grapple with immigration from poor EU member states Romania and Bulgaria following the lifting of work restrictions from January 1.