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Yemen activists prevent wedding of 12-year-old girl

Yemen activists prevent wedding of 12-year-old girl

Nov 23, Sana’a: Yemen activists have managed to foil the wedding of a 12-year-old girl in the western province of Hudieda. This case comes nearly three weeks after the halt of a similar wedding of a 12-year-old girl in the province of Taiz. Ahmad Al Gurishi, the head of Seyaj Organisation For Childhood Protection, a […]

November 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Restoring drinking water supplies in the Philippines

Restoring drinking water supplies in the Philippines

Nov 21, – Typhoon Haiyan left many in the Philippines without access to clean water. But it can take months to repair water lines. Portable and temporary treatment facilities are helping purify contaminated water. The gas tank is full, the oil has been checked, and the battery is brand new. But the generator won’t start. […]

November 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Turkey launches first ‘halal’ sex shop, in compliance with religious norms

Turkey launches first ‘halal’ sex shop, in compliance with religious norms

Oct 21, – Ankara: An online ‘Halal Sex Shop’ selling condoms, massage oils and perfumes has been launched in Turkey, becoming the first of its kind in the country. The website presents its products as being “entirely safe,” and in compliance with Islamic norms. Internet users who enter the site find two different links directing them […]

October 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Australian officials warn wildfires could merge into ‘mega fire’

Australian officials warn wildfires could merge into ‘mega fire’

Oct 21, – Wildfires in southeastern Australia could converge into one “mega fire” if weather conditions worsen, authorities have warned. Firefighters are battling to contain the worst bushfires to hit New South Wales in decades. Major fires ravaging the Blue Mountains west of Sydney are threatening to merge to form a massive blaze, the state’s […]

October 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Childhood obesity linked to high blood pressure in adulthood

Childhood obesity linked to high blood pressure in adulthood

Sep 14, – Children who are obese or overweight are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure in adulthood, compared with children of a healthy weight, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2013. Researchers analyzed the blood pressure and growth of 1,117 healthy adolescents […]

September 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Clinton endorses Obama effort to punish Syria

Clinton endorses Obama effort to punish Syria

Sep 09, WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed President Barack Obama’s attempt to win congressional approval of a military strike in Syria, saying Monday that any move by the Assad regime to surrender its weapons to international control would be an “important step.” But Clinton cautioned that the removal of its […]

September 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Syrian rebels seize control of Christian village

Syrian rebels seize control of Christian village

Sep 08, AMMAN, Jordan — Syrian rebels led by al-Qaida-linked fighters seized control of a predominantly Christian village northeast of Damascus, sweeping into the mountainside sanctuary in heavy fighting overnight and forcing hundreds of residents to flee, activists and locals said Sunday. The battle over Maaloula, an ancient village that is home to two of […]

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