The World This Week

What's been happening around the world and why it matters


The rich countries where people are dying younger

Life expectancy in the US has fallen for the past three years. It's a similar story in Britain. Why? Also in this edition: why France is fighting Islamist rebels in the Sahel; two key moments in the UK general election; France takes action against violence against women; and the challenge facing the young winners from the Hong Kong elections. (Picture: elderly man in a chair. Credit: PA)


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