BEIJING: China appears poised to scrap its two-child policy, with a state-run newspaper Monday citing a draft civil code that would overhaul decades of controversial family-planning rules. The wide-ranging code would end a policy that has been enforced through fines but was also notorious for cases of forced abortions and sterilisation in the world's most populous country. The Procuratorate Daily said the draft code omits any reference to "family planning" -- the current policy which limits couples to having no more…
NEW YORK: It’s not just parents who are worrying about their children’s device usage. According to a new study released by Pew Research Center this week, US teens are now taking steps to limit themselves from overuse of their phone and social media. A majority, 54% of teens, said they spend too much time on their phone, and nearly that many – 52% – said they are trying to limit their phone use in various ways. In addition, 57% say they’re trying to limit social media usage and 58% are trying to limit video games.…
LAHORE: Chief Justice Lahore High Court (LHC) Syed Mansoor Ali Shah on Tuesday ordered to implement one dish limit in all the functions to be held under the high court and district judiciary across Punjab. He announced that the one dish menu should have one curry and rice, while only tea and biscuits should be served in official meetings of the LHC and district courts. "The Hon'able Chief Justice has been pleased to order that in all the official events of the LHC and district judiciary in Punjab, only one dish (one…
CALIFORNIA: South Carolina lawmakers have introduced a measure that would require transgender people to use public bathrooms matching their sex at birth, disregarding a growing outcry for a repeal of a similar provision enacted last month in North Carolina.
ROME: Turkey's foreign minister said Ankara's patience with Russia "has a limit" after Moscow's "exaggerated" reaction to a weekend naval incident between the two countries, an Italian newspaper reported on Monday.
BRUSSELS: A panel of experts appointed by Google to advise it on how to implement an EU ruling ordering it to remove links to some personal information from search results has backed the company's view that links be removed only from websites in the EU.