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Sweden ranked as best country in the world for immigrants

Sweden ranked as best country in the world for immigrants

World
July 10 (UPI) -- Sweden has been ranked as the world's best country to be an immigrant, according to a new survey.The U.S. News survey ranked the best countries for immigrants by assessing international perceptions of a country, immigration policies and economic data. Sweden came out on top, followed by Canada, Switzerland, Australia and Germany in the top five.The U.S. ranked number seven on the list, with Norway slightly ahead at number six.More than 21,000 people participated in the survey and were asked questions about economic stability, job market and income equality. U.S. News also based the score how much in remittances immigrants are able to send to their country of origin, what percentage of the population are immigrants and the United nations assessment of integration for immigr...
2019 Rugby World Cup: Fiji qualify with victory over Tonga

2019 Rugby World Cup: Fiji qualify with victory over Tonga

Sports
Fiji players celebrateSaturday, July 8, 2017Fiji have secured their spot at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.Saturday's 14-10 victory over Tonga in Nuku'alofa, thanks to Leone Nakarawa's try and three Ben Volavola penalties, saw Fiji confirmed as the top Oceania qualifier and they will now join Australia, Wales and Georgia in Group D at Japan 2019.The last remaining spot in the group will be taken by the winner of the Americas 2 qualifier, which will be either Canada or Uruguay.Let's block ads! (Why?)
Konta beats world number one Kerber despite nasty fall – report & video

Konta beats world number one Kerber despite nasty fall – report & video

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Eastbourne 2017Venue: Devonshire Park, Eastbourne Date: 26 June-1 JulyCoverage: Live across BBC Two, Red Button, Connected TVs and online.Johanna Konta showed her Wimbledon credentials with a dramatic win over world number one Angelique Kerber after recovering from a heavy fall on match point in the Eastbourne quarter-final.The British number one, 26, won 6-3 6-4 against Germany's Kerber to reach the Aegon International semi-finals.Konta took her fourth match point after a stoppage of almost 10 minutes as she needed treatment following the fall.Compatriot Heather Watson is also through after beating Barbora Strycova.Both Konta and British number three Watson reached the semi-finals by winnin...
Murray knocked out of Queen's by world number 90

Murray knocked out of Queen's by world number 90

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device 2017 Aegon ChampionshipsVenue: Queen's Club, London Dates: 19-25 JuneCoverage: Comprehensive live coverage on BBC One, BBC Two, Red Button, Connected TV and online dailyDefending champion Andy Murray was knocked out of the Aegon Championships in the first round by world number 90 Jordan Thompson on a day of shocks.The world number one lost 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 to Thompson, a late replacement for the injured Aljaz Bedene.It is the first time since 2012 that Britain's Murray has lost his opening match at Queen's Club.Second seed Stan Wawrinka and third seed Milos Raonic also lost their first-round matches.Murray donates prize money to Grenfell Tower fire familiesRaonic & Wawrinka suffer Queen's u...
How cats conquered the ancient world

How cats conquered the ancient world

Science
The domestic cat is descended from wild cats that were tamed twice - in the Near East and then Egypt, according to the largest study of its kind.Farmers in the Near East were probably the first people to successfully tame wild cats about 9,000 years ago.Then, a few thousand years later, cats spread out of ancient Egypt along maritime trade routes.Today, cats live on all continents except Antarctica. Scientists think wildcats began hanging around farms to prey on mice attracted to grain stores, starting the long relationship between humans and felines."There were two taming events - one in the Near East at the beginning and one in Egypt much later," said lead researcher Eva-Maria Geigl."And then the cat spread very efficiently all over the ancient world as a ship's cat. Both lineages are no...