China’s population ‘to peak’ in 2029 at 1.44 billion

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption China relaxed its one-child policy in 2015 to combat an ageing population China’s population will peak in 2029 at 1.44 billion before beginning a period of “unstoppable” decline, a government report says. The China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) study says the country must implement policies to handle a…

Con artist impersonates captain with Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

OMAHA, Neb. — A con artist, impersonating a captain with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, almost convinced an Omaha man to pay thousands of dollars in a jury duty scheme. Days after the incident, Dennis Thompson still finds the whole thing hard to believe. “I will tell you, this guy was very convincing,” he said,…

French Gilets Jaunes: Ministry broken into amid fresh protests

Image copyright EPA Image caption Barricades, bins and motorcycles were burned during the protests A French government spokesman was evacuated from his office as violence broke out during “yellow vests” protests in Paris and other cities. Benjamin Griveaux said he and his team had had to escape through a back door after a construction vehicle…

Belgium Bans Ritual Animal Slaughter. Some See a Humane Move, Others Prejudice.

BRUSSELS — A Belgian ban on the Muslim and Jewish ways of ritually slaughtering animals went into effect on New Year’s Day, part of a clash across Europe over the balance between animal welfare and religious freedom. With both animal rights advocates and right-wing nationalists pushing to ban ritual slaughter, religious minorities in Belgium and…

Saudi women to get divorce confirmation by text message

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Saudi women are subject to male guardianship laws A new regulation in Saudi Arabia is set to stop Saudi women from not knowing about their own divorce. Starting from Sunday, courts will be required to notify women by text on rulings confirming their divorces. Local female lawyers suggest the measure…

Legal Abortions Begin in Ireland With Solidarity and Small Protests

Ireland this week began offering legalized abortion services, a historic shift in a country that for decades had some of the most restrictive abortion laws in Europe. In a referendum last year, voters repealed a clause in Ireland’s Constitution that effectively outlawed abortion, and legislation passed at the end of 2018 allowed for unrestricted terminations…

25 vehicles broken into at 3 apartment complexes in KC | News

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) — The police are investigating after more than two dozen vehicles were broken into at three separate apartment complexes. On Friday morning at about 4 a.m., officers were called to the area of Parvin Road and NE Antioch Road. When they arrived, they found about 25 vehicles that had been broken…

Local shelter provides haven from drug use | News

A young girl is safe following a disturbing experience in a Mt. Morris Township home. Police say the girl found with her dead father and unconscious caregiver after posting photos of the two on Facebook. Photos that were spotted by a grandparent in Tennessee. Mt. Morris Township Police believing that it’s a result of the…

Syrian refugees, immigrants open restaurant on Milwaukee’s south side

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — A Syrian family flees a war-torn country to find opportunity in Milwaukee. The family opened a restaurant, Damascus Gate Restaurant, Friday.  For the owners of Damascus Gate Restaurant, 807 W. Historic Mitchell St., they say their new business is the American Dream. The couple that fled the Middle East officially opened their…