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South Korea's fertility rate plunged to a seven-year low in 2016 Nike Air VaporMax UK , official statistics showed Wednesday, with more women delaying marriage in the highly competitive, workaholic country.

 

The average number of babies a South Korean woman is expected to have in her lifetime dropped to 1.17 last year, down 5.4 percent from 2015 and the lowest in the OECD group of advanced countries, Statistics Korea said.

 

The figures come as Asia's fourth largest economy faces a worrying demographic shift with young, working-age South Koreans decreasing in numbers and the elderly population burgeoning.

 

Around 6.5 million out of the country's 50 million population were 65 years or older in 2015, and in the next 10 years Nike Air Presto UK , one out of five South Koreans will be retired, according to a Statistics Korea report last year.

 

But soaring property prices and narrowing job prospects have caused many young South Korean women to put off marriage and having babies.

 

The average age of first-time mothers was 31.4 last year, up from 31.2 in 2015, according to the latest official data.

 

The South Korean government has pumped more than 100 trillion won ($89 billion) since 2006 into hundreds of programmes aimed at encouraging people to marry young and have larger families.

 

President Moon Jae-In has vowed to introduce more policies to accomodate working mothers, including opening more daycare centres and providing a monthly allowance of around 100,000 won ($89).

 

LONDON, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- London has the lowest suicide rate of any area in England Nike Air Max TN Plus UK , figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed Thursday.

 

The ONS report showed that in 2016 a total of 5,688 people in Britain, three quarters of them male, decided to end it all.

 

The total was 3.4 percent fewer than in 2015, the third year in a row that has seen a fall in suicides.

 

ONS said compared to registration year 2015, the English rate has fallen a significant amount, the Welsh rate has fallen slightly Nike Air Max Flair UK , and the Scottish rate has risen a small amount.

 

In 2016, the South West region of England had the highest suicide rate for any English region at 11.2 per 100,000 people, while London has the lowest at 7.8 per 100,000 people.

 

Scotland, though, had the highest levels of suicide among any part of Britain Nike Air Max 97 Undefeated UK , scoring 15 per 100,000 people, double the London suicide rate.

 

The highest suicide rate was among people aged 40 to 44, at 15.1 per 100,000. The same age group also had the highest rate among males at 23.7 per 100,000.

 

The number of suicides, according to the ONS statistics Nike Air Max 97 Mens UK , has continued a downward trend since 1988 when it reached 14 per 100,000 people in Britain.

 

Although there was a sudden rise in 2013, the trend for fewer suicides has continued.

 

Hanging and poisoning remained the most common methods people used to end their lives, the figures show, with women more the twice as likely than men choosing poisoning.

 

Highlights of China-Arab States Expo in Yinchuan

 

Rural children take free lunch in SW China's Guizhou

 

UN conference on desertification opens in Inner Mongolia

 

Myanmar exports about 95 percent of fruits to China

 

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BUJUMBURA, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Burundi on Thursday received the first batch of 301 refugees from Tanzania as part of some 12,000 refugees expected to return to Burundi till the end of this year Nike Air Max 97 Womens UK , a senior government official said.

 

All those Burundian returnees came from Nduta refugee camp in the western Kigoma province in Tanzania and crossed the border with the help of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in a voluntary repatriation process that will continue up to Dec. 31, 2017.

 

After receiving the returnees, Terence Ntahiraja, assistant to the Burundian home affairs and civic education minister, thanked Tanzania for receiving Burundian asylum seekers.

 

In June this year, the UN refugee agency said Tanzania remained the largest host of Burundian refugees.

 

Tanzania is currently home to more than 315,000 refugees and asylum-seekers Nike Air Max 97 UK , mainly from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They are hosted in three refugee camps of Nyarugusu, Nduta, and Mtendeli, which face severe pressure.

 

Burundi plunged into a crisis since April 2015 when Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza decided to run his controversial third term bid.

 

His candidature, which was opposed by the opposition and civil society groups, resulted in a wave of protests, violence and even a failed coup on May 13 Nike Air Max 2018 UK , 2015.

 

Over 410,000 people have fled to other countries mostly Tanzania, Rwanda, DR Congo and Uganda since the outbreak of the crisis.

 

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Sun Yang claims title at men's 1500m freestyle swimming

 

Road collapses in downtown Brussels, Belgium

 

Plenary session of 3rd Eastern Economic Forum held in Russia

 

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Colorful houses seen in N China's beautiful countryside

 

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