Feb 022014

Kalashnikov inventor’s regret: It’s been revealed in Russia that the inventor of the world’s most famous assault rifle, Mikhail Kalashnikov, who died last month, wrote to the head of the Russian Orthodox Christian churches a year and a half ago expressing regret that his gun had claimed so many lives.
12 January 2014


China is the biggest source of tourists: New figures from China show that the country has consolidated its position as the world’s biggest source of tourists. A total of 97 million Chinese tourists travelled abroad in 2013, according to China’s National Tourism Administration.
10 January 2014


Huge increase in obesity: There are new calls for governments around the world to create laws which prevent people eating too much unhealthy food. Researchers at Britain’s Overseas Development Institute, say the number of overweight and obese adults in developing countries went up almost four times between 1980 and 2008.
3 January 2014

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