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Number of births in Japan hits record low in 2023

Number of births in Japan hits record low in 2023

The number of babies born in Japan fell for an eighth consecutive year to a record low in 2023, preliminary government data showed on Tuesday, underscoring the daunting task the country faces in trying to stem depopulation, reports Reuters. The number of births fell 5.1 per cent from a year ea

India’s united opposition faces major setback

India’s united opposition faces major setback

A key regional leader broke away from India's opposition alliance on Sunday and was set to join hands again with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in a major blow to Modi's challengers months before general elections. Nitish Kumar, chief minister of the northern state of