Labor shortages in Japan's care sector have prompted some nursing homes to employ robots to take care of the elderly.
The number of people in the world could be 2 billion fewer than UN forecasts by 2100, according to a new study. With declining fertility rates and ageing populations, experts predict a global shift in power dynamics.
Dozens of people are now confirmed or presumed dead amid floods and landslides triggered by torrential downpours on Japan's southern island of Kyushu. The bad conditions are hampering search and rescue operations.
As its society overall ages, China plans to scrap its one-child policy. Other Asian nations also face the challenge of demographic change.
Activists against the development of robots that would select and attack targets without any human input accuse the US and Russia of frustrating international efforts aimed at outlawing the development of these weapons.
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