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Singapore’s ‘Silver Tsunami’

Singapore’s ‘Silver Tsunami’ – City-state depends on its elderly workforce With a growing aging population (By 2030, one in five people in Singapore will be over 60), the elderly is encouraged to exchange retirement for arduous jobs that often pay badly In 2012, Singapore introduced the policy of “re-employment” to…

Indonesia’s Aceh Province shaken by fatal earthquake

Indonesia’s Aceh Province shaken by fatal earthquake A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province, killing at least 97 people and sparking a frantic rescue in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings The earthquake was another terrifying reminder of their region’s vulnerability to natural disasters (More than…