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Bangladesh’s youth unemployment, highest in South Asia
Recent reports by the World Bank and the International Labour Organisation indicate that 41 per cent of young people do not work, do not study and do not train. The situation is even worse for young women. Absence of quality education and skills is the main reason. Many firms have to hire foreigners. Unemployment and crime are closely linked.
Beijing using violence to enforce its one child policy
More and more people complain that public officials are persecuting those who have "illegal" children. The government celebrates good results, but experts are critical of official figures, which are said to underestimate the real situation.
Gujarat: forced to abort by her husband six times, they were all female fetuses
The husband and his family were "dissatisfied". The woman, 36, has denounced them and the doctors. A network of clandestine clinics uncovered, the government has already withdrawn the licenses of two gynecologists. Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life: "The female sex-selective abortions are altering the Indian population."
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Arab youth are less optimistic, drawn to Putin, and increasingly distant from the US
Russia is better than the US as a non-Arab ally. Most Arab youth are concerned, scared or angry about Trump. Most would like to go to the Emirates. About 54 per cent use English in lieu of Arabic in everyday life. Facebook outpaces print media and TV as a news source. For an expert, regional differences are troubling. Optimism among young people has dropped.
Millions of Filipino children leaving school because of inflation
The rising cost of living is forcing many families to keep their children out of school because they cannot afford its costs. The government is trying to help them with food subsidies but cannot pay for books or transportation. The diocesan Caritas is helping thousands of students.
The Indian Church “sceptical” of the birth register
The draft law, which aims to put an end to abortions of female foetuses, is simply another form of birth control. In the last 20 years more than 10 million female foetuses have been aborted.
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