World’s oldest person dies in Brazil
BRAZIL: A Brazilian woman recognized as the
oldest person in the world has died at the age of 114, local media
reported Tuesday. Maria Gomes Valentim was certified in May as the
world’s oldest person, edging past US woman Besse Cooper, who is 48
Too few women in Japanese politics
JAPAN: Japan should promote women in politics
and business, a government paper said Tuesday, pointing out that
they make up just 11 percent of lower house members and one percent
of corporate leaders.
Glimmers of green hope for Asian cities
PHILIPPINES: The air in most Asian cities is
getting more polluted and the rivers filthier, but experts say there
are many reasons to believe in a green vision for the region as
urbanisation powers ahead.