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A tough life on Lima’s rough edges

A tough life on Lima’s rough edges

Nov 12, – The dusty, chaotic peripheries of this capital of 9 million people bulge with dirt-poor peasants, many of them transplants from the Andean highlands who pour in every day, unprepared for life in the big city. Most join the more than 60 percent of Peruvians in the informal economy. A little more than […]

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Obama, Pakistani vow cooperation as tensions ease

Obama, Pakistani vow cooperation as tensions ease

Oct 24, – President Barack Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday pledged cooperation on the security issues that have strained ties between their nations. But the sources of the long-standing tensions did briefly bubble to the surface. Speaking alongside Obama in the Oval Office, Sharif said he raised the issue of American […]

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Malala skips school to meet Queen Elizabeth II

Malala skips school to meet Queen Elizabeth II

Oct 18, – The 16-year-old advocate for girls’ education and survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt gave the 87-year-old queen a copy of her book, “I Am Malala,” and spoke Friday with her about the importance of education. Malala Yousafzai skipped school for the day but she had a pretty good excuse: she was meeting […]

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The suffering of ‘dogs’ – Rohingya kids in Myanmar

The suffering of ‘dogs’ – Rohingya kids in Myanmar

Oct 15, – The 10-year-old struggles up the hill, carrying buckets filled with rocks. Though he tries to keep a brave face in front of his friends, his eyes brim with tears. Every inch of his body aches, he says, and he feels sick and dizzy from the weight. “I hate it,” whispers Anwar Sardad. […]

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Actress Freida Pinto urges education for girls

Actress Freida Pinto urges education for girls

Oct 12, – The ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ star told an event sponsored by the UN children’s fund, Unicef marking Friday’s second annual observance of the international day that she had a chance to be educated and “I feel every girl in the world, in respect of where she comes from, what her social status is, needs […]

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City to turn pink for cancer awareness

City to turn pink for cancer awareness

Sep 29, – Pink Caravan, a UAE breast cancer awareness initiative launched in 2011 by Friends of Cancer Patients, will commemorate their anniversary celebrations with a line-up of activities this October. It’s that time of the year when you begin to see people sporting pink ribbons. World over, as in the UAE, October is the […]

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Codetermination is not a question of education

Codetermination is not a question of education

June 8, AP – If post-revolution Egypt is anything to go by, the democratization process is clearly very difficult in societies with high levels of illiteracy and inadequate education. Every election from which the religious right-wing emerges victorious is decried as testimony to “a lack of awareness among the masses.” Although she recognizes the dangers […]

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