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12 killed in bus accident in western Nepal

12 killed in bus accident in western Nepal

Dec 01, – A bus has veered off a mountain road in western Nepal, killing 11 people and injuring 34.  According to government administrator Sagar Mani Parajuli, the bus went off the road and rolled for another 300 meters (990 feet). Residents and police pulled out the bodies and the injured from the wreckage near […]

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Euro Zone Unemployment Declined For First Time Since 2011

Euro Zone Unemployment Declined For First Time Since 2011

Nov 29, – Following record-high unemployment in the euro area in September, a fresh report for October has shown the zone’s jobless rate declining for the first time in years. But the situation is still far from being rosy. It said the October jobless rate in the single-currency area dropped slightly to 12.1 percent, down […]

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Prostitution: France wants to punish clients

Prostitution: France wants to punish clients

Nov 26, – Paris France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession — by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute. The […]

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Saudi men quietly help campaign for women to drive

Saudi men quietly help campaign for women to drive

Nov 01, Riyadh — A growing number of men are quietly helping steer a campaign to end Saudi Arabia’s ban on allowing women to drive, risking their jobs and social condemnation in the conservative kingdom. Some of the men have even been questioned by authorities, and one was detained by a branch of the Saudi […]

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Women gain as gender gap ‘narrows’

Women gain as gender gap ‘narrows’

Oct 25, – The gap between men and women has narrowed slightly in the past year in most countries, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) report. Iceland, Finland and Norway top the list of 136 nations, based on political participation, economic equality and rights like education and health. The Middle East and North Africa […]

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Arab states urge Saudi Arabia to rethink on U.N. Security Council seat

Arab states urge Saudi Arabia to rethink on U.N. Security Council seat

Oct 20, – United Nations: Arab nations on Saturday appealed to Saudi Arabia to reverse a decision to reject a seat on the UN Security Council. Arab UN ambassadors made the appeal after an emergency meeting on Saudi Arabia’s surprise announcement Friday that it would not take up a Security Council seat to protest the […]

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House Republicans defy Obama on funding bill; govt shutdown nears

House Republicans defy Obama on funding bill; govt shutdown nears

Sep 29, – The US House of Representatives on Sunday, ignoring a White House veto threat, approved a one-year delay in funding major provisions of President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare law as part of a government funding bill. The House of Representatives early on Sunday brought the federal government closer to a shutdown as it […]

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Aerobic fitness boosts memory and learning in children

Aerobic fitness boosts memory and learning in children

Sep 12, – Researchers say that physical fitness in children can boost their memory and learning abilities, particularly when initially learning a task that is more challenging. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, was conducted by Lauren Raine and colleagues from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The study involved 48 children aged […]

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Philippines warns rebels to end hostage standoff

Philippines warns rebels to end hostage standoff

Sep 12, – ZAMBOANGA, Philippines — The Philippine government on Thursday warned Muslim rebels who have been holding more than 100 people hostage in a southern port city to peacefully end the four-day standoff “at the soonest possible time,” saying its forces are ready to demonstrate the state’s resolve. It was the toughest talk by […]

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