Survey says: Canada is second happiest country in the world Are you happy? According to a new global wellbeing survey from Gallup, 69% of Canadians rated their lives as “thriving” in 2010 — putting the country in a tie with Sweden for second place in the rankings. The top spot belongs to Denmark, where 72% of residents are feeling pretty great about life. Who could be sad in the country where meatballs are plentiful?
Respondents had three options to choose from: “thriving” — where they classified their lives as ” a 7 or higher and their lives in five years an 8 or higher,” “struggling,” or “suffering.
Here are the top 10 countries: 1. Denmark: 72% 2. Canada: 69% 2. Sweden: 69% 4. Australia: 66% 5. Finland: 64% 5. Venezuela: 64% 7. Israel: 63% 7. New Zealand: 63% 9. Netherlands: 62% 9. Ireland: 62%
Here are the bottom 10 countries: 1. Chad: 1% 2. Central African Republic: 2% 3. Haiti: 2% 4. Burkina Faso: 3% 5. Cambodia: 3% 6. Niger: 3% 7. Tajikistan: 3% 8. Tanzania: 4% 9. Mali: 4% 10. Comoros: 4%
Thai and Cambodian troops stood on high alert on Tuesday after clashing in disputed jungle around a 11th-century Hindu temple, as both sides face intense regional diplomatic pressure to lay down arms.
Soldiers on both sides of the border held fire, but dug in positions, bracing for more fighting after four days of deadly clashes in the 4.6-sq-km (two-sq-mile) contested area around the Preah Vihear temple claimed by the Southeast Asian neighbours.
At least 339 people died Monday evening in a bridge stampede during a busy festival in the Cambodian capital, Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a live television broadcast early Tuesday. (Chor Sokunthea/Reuters)