Definition: This entry gives the average annual number of deaths during a year per 1,000 population at midyear; also known as crude death rate. The death rate, while only a rough indicator of the mortality situation in a country, accurately indicates the current mortality impact on population growth. This indicator is significantly affected by age distribution, and most countries will eventually show a rise in the overall death rate, in spite of continued decline in mortality at all ages, as declining fertility results in an aging population.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Death rate map
Israel's Poverty Rate The Highest In Developed World
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 5:24:05 PM
Israel has the highest poverty rate in the developed world, Haaretz concludes based on a new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The newspaper notes that with a poverty rate of 20.9 percent, Israel scores ...
Bill Gates: ‘Death is something we really understand extremely well’
Washington Post - 5/16/2013 11:56:36 PM
“I always use this chart of childhood death,” Bill Gates says. “In 1960, 25% of kids died before the age of 5. And now we’re down below 6% of kids dying before the age of 5.” We’re sitting in a bare conference room at his foundation ...
'How Jill Dando's death convinced me everything you know about crime is wrong': NICK ROSS tells the shocking truth about the murder of his friend and the real cause of crime
Daily Mail - 5/19/2013 8:58:15 AM
Crime has been with us since Adam and Eve and, surprisingly, God didn’t spot the solution. Rather than punishing the miscreants, it might have been better had he put the forbidden fruit higher up the tree. We have been too slow to realise how strongly ...
Infant death rate falls in Volusia
Daytona Beach News-Journal - 5/17/2013 11:41:06 PM
The number of babies who died before their first birthday dropped nearly in half last year in Volusia County, and public health officials are crediting public awareness campaigns and improved access to prenatal care. Data released this week by ...
Police death squad rumoured
Leader-Post - 5/14/2013 7:23:58 AM
feeding accusations that they were victims of federal death squads. In a country with the highest homicide rate in the world and where only a fraction of crimes are prosecuted, the victims' families say the police are literally getting away with murder.
World Nomads Tunisia: FIAF's Biennial Celebration Highlights The Country's Changing Art Landscape (PHOTOS)
The Huffington Post - 5/18/2013 7:40:42 AM
The Arab Spring countries of North Africa and the Middle East are ushering in a new generation of contemporary artists, eager to express their social and political perspectives in an era of post-revolutionary change. Journalists have taken ...
WHO statistics show narrowing health gap between countries with best and worst health status
WHO - 5/15/2013 1:49:20 PM
Progress in reducing TB deaths however has not been even, with just 34% reduction in countries with the highest TB death rates compared to 70% in countries with the lowest rates. “Our statistics show that overall the gaps are closing between the most ...
Seven Voting Reforms Other Countries Have Used To Boost Their Turnout Rate
Think Progress - 5/15/2013 9:20:18 PM
we would find ourselves ranked lower than war-torn countries like Sierra Leone, massive countries like Indonesia, and baby democracies like East Timor. Despite our status as the world’s oldest democracy, just over half (53.6 percent ...
Developing world to dominate investment
Nation - 5/19/2013 1:55:55 AM
This means that total investments in the developing world could be half again as large as among developed countries, at $15tn versus $10tn. Such changes will require the exponential development and strengthening of financial sectors in developing countries ...
Black Country MP urges people to speak up in Russells Hall death probe
Dudley News - 5/19/2013 7:18:02 AM
A BLACK Country MP is urging people to reveal the good and bad about a Dudley hospital at the centre of a death rate probe. Margot James, who represents the Stourbridge constituency, says an investigation by government watchdogs needs residents to share ...
Analysis: Frontier Markets booming but risks mounting
Yahoo! Finance - 5/19/2013 1:23:07 PM
More recently, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) has joined the fray, launching a $1.4 trillion asset-purchase program of its own. The aggressive policies of central banks like the Fed and BOJ have pushed investors - even conservative ones - to buy into ...
10 Downing Street’s Love Letter to the Arab World: Illiteracy, Death…and Nationalism
blogs.timesofisrael.com - 5/19/2013 8:00:59 AM
In the initial euphoric months of the Arab Spring, a seemingly unstoppable tide swept away corrupt, repressive regimes as people throughout the Arab world suddenly lost their “fear of government.” The Western media passionately assumed the role of ...
Correction: Honduras-Death Squads Story
ABC News - 5/17/2013 7:44:52 PM
In a country with the highest homicide rate in the world and where only ... two mothers discovered the bodies of their sons after the men had called in a panic to say they were surrounded by armed, masked police. The young men, both members of the 18th ...
World Golf Hall of Fame member Ken Venturi dead at 82
United Press International - 5/18/2013 12:52:41 AM
PALM SPRINGS, Calif., May 17 (UPI) -- Ken Venturi, whose 1964 U.S. Open victory was one of the most memorable feats in the history of the golf, died Friday at the age of 82. His death came less than a week after he was inducted into the World ...