The robots standing in for care staff
Robots are already assisting staff in care homes and hospitals. Could they replace them altogether? The Munich Institute of Robotics has developed Garmi, a humanoid robotic assistant for the elderly.
Tasered grandmother, 95 dies after Police assault
A 95-year-old grandmother who was allegedly tasered by a police officer in her Australian care home has died in hospital just hours after a senior constable was charged over the incident. The officer is set to face court in Cooma next we...
U.S. default could destroy Social Security
Tensions are high in Washington with only a few weeks left for Congress to avoid defaulting on over $31 trillion in debt. Lawmakers have warned that if they don't reach an agreement, economic calamity will ensue. The current gridlock cou...
Biden delivers State of the Union address
During his State of the Union address, US President Joe Biden has urged Congress to work with him. With Republicans now in control of the House of Representatives, Biden called for unity and took credit for an improving economy.
Lunar New Year raises COVID concerns in China
Xi Jinping says he's concerned about the covid situation in rural areas, as millions travel home for the Lunar New Year
China's birthrate drops to record low
The world's most populous nation records a decline in numbers for the first time in over sixty years. The national birth rate hit a record low - 6.77 births per 1,000 people. Economists warn a low birth rate and a rapidly ageing populati...
China races to vaccinate its elderly
Xi Jinping's government is rushing to vaccinate China's elderly population. But experts warn that these efforts might be coming too late.
Pope Benedict XVI is 'very ill'
The Vatican has announced that retired ex-pope Benedict is 'very ill'. Pope Francis asked the faithful to pray for the 95-year-old at the end of his audience on Wednesday morning. Benedict, who was the first pontiff to resign in 600 year...