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Millennial congresswoman ‘can’t afford rent’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez The youngest woman ever elected to Congress has a problem – she can’t afford her rent. That is until she starts her new job in January. After telling the New York Times she’s waiting for her first paycheck before renting an apartment in Washington DC, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is […]

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‘Remarkable’ decline in fertility rates

Image copyright Getty Images There has been a remarkable, global decline in the number of children women are having, say researchers. Their report found fertility rate falls meant nearly half of countries were now facing a “baby bust” – meaning there are insufficient children to maintain their population size. The researchers said the findings were […]

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US proposes rule banning asylum for illegal migrants

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption President Trump has railed against immigration, and has sent US troops to the Mexican border Illegal migrants entering through the southern US border will no longer be eligible for asylum under a new rule, the Trump administration has said. Announced by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, the ruling […]

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Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi freed from jail

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAsia Bibi’s escape from Pakistan death row A Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row has been freed from prison, her lawyer says. Some reports say Asia Bibi has boarded a plane but its destination was not known. The Supreme Court […]

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Mid-term elections 2018: Trump hails ‘tremendous success’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump hopes for “beautiful bi-partisan situation” US President Donald Trump has hailed “tremendous success” in the mid-term elections after a night of mixed results for his Republican party. The Democrats won the House of Representatives, which will enable them to thwart the president’s agenda. But the Republicans […]