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Respect Ramadan in Saudi Arabia or else

Non-Muslim expatriates are warned to stop smoking, drinking or eating in public in Saudi Arabia during Ramadan as they could be expoled from the country.

  • Written by James Mahoney
  • Category: Asia

Women from India buy more firearms

Fear of rape, day street robberies, street violence. These are just few of the things women are very afraid off.. Especially in India. Guns are now more and more popular amongst women from India as they feel the need to be able to defend against such crimes.

  • Written by Julius
  • Category: Asia

Slow rate of glacier melting affects crop farms

Pakistan's economy is under an imminent threat: Agricultural areas face water shortage caused by climate change. Because of lack of water the planting of sugarcane, cotton and rice was delayed.

  • Written by Julius
  • Category: Asia

Falling birth rates for Japan, predictions for 3011

Academics say that Japan risks becomming extinct in less than a millenium because of its declining birth rates.

Researchers in Sendai say that Japan's population of children (no older than 14 years old), currently stands at 17 million in the country and is rapidly shrinking at an alarming rate of 1 every one hundred seconds.

Projecting the above numbers over a period of one thousand years might mean that Japan could remain childless at the end of this period.

Extrapolating current trends to the year 3011 might sound ridiculous to some but the year 3011 just happens to be the date when the current rate of decline is extrapolated to the value "no children under 15".

  • Written by Julius
  • Category: Asia

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