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  • Nearly half of world’s elderly lack pension: ILO

    GENEVA, Switzerland, Sep 30 - Nearly half of the world's elderly receive no pension, while many of those who do receive too little and are widely seeing their benefits slashed, the International Labour Organization said Tuesday. Only 48 percent of people over retirement... Read more

  • US and Afghanistan poised to sign security pact

    KABUL, Sep 30 - Afghanistan will on Tuesday sign a long-delayed security deal to allow some US troops to stay in the country next year, signalling that newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani intends to repair frayed ties with Washington. Hamid Karzai, who stepped down... Read more

  • ‘CY’ Leung: Hong Kong’s embattled leader

    HONG KONG, Sep 30 - Facing calls for his resignation, embattled Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying has become a lightning rod for public anger as the city of seven million faces its worst political crisis since the 1997 handover. Born in 1954, Leung the 60 year old... Read more

  • Mexico probes disappearance of 57 students

    Mexico, Sept 30 - Mexican prosecutors were investigating whether local police officers were involved in the disappearance of 57 students who vanished after deadly incidents in the southern state of Guerrero. Inaky Blanco Cabrera, the state's chief prosecutor, said the military... Read more

  • China backs Hong Kong leaders against ‘illegal’ acts

    China Sept 30 - China on Tuesday described major pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong as illegal, adding that it supports the Hong Kong government's handling of the protests. "We fully believe in and support the Hong Kong SAR government to deal with this issue," foreign... Read more