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China eases birth limits, to allow couples to have 3 children

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on BEIJING -- China's ruling Communist Party will ease birth limits to allow all couples to have three children instead of two in response to the population's rising age, a state news agency said Monday. The announcement follows census data that showed China's working-age population shrank over the past decade while the number of people older than 65 rose, adding to strain on the economy and society. Kids are seen playing in a playground in a residential district.

UK to raise contactless payment limit to £100


The UK is increasing the the limit for contactless card payments to £100, marking the second time the cap has gone up in the space of a year. According to the Evening Standard, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak will point to the rise in "pinging" payments during the pandemic as the rationale behind the change in his budget today. It seems that by raising the limit to more than double the previous amount, the government is hoping consumers will spend even more on retail and leisure as businesses re-open over the coming weeks as part of the UK's phased end to lockdown. Overall, this is the third time the contactless payment limit has been upped, following an increase from £20 to £30 back in 2015, and then to £45 last March amid hygiene fears at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, the rise brings with it security concerns as a lost or stolen card could then be used by thieves to buy more stuff.

Twitter doubles character limit, but not for everyone

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Twitter is testing its new character limit with a select group of users. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Twitter is testing its new character limit with a select group of users.

Speed queen? Royals, politicians allowed to break limits in U.K.

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While no British citizen is above the law, when it comes to speed limits, a select few individuals in power aren't bound by the same rules as the rest of us. For obvious reasons, emergency vehicles are legally able to break speed limits and other road rules if they need to do so while performing their job. But under the same laws, vehicles occupied by the Prime Minister and members of the Royal family can do the same. The Road Traffic Regulation Act gives permission for police, fire, ambulance and other enforcement agency vehicles to break speed limits. As both the Prime Minister and Royal family are always driven by police while on official duty, their vehicles are also exempt from regular speed limits.

Trump Says US Had Opposed Formula Limits, Not Breastfeeding

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Trump criticized The New York Times for reporting that U.S. officials sought to remove language that urged governments to protect, promote and support breastfeeding, along with language calling on policymakers to limit the promotion of food products, such as infant formula, that can be harmful to young children.