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Rescue efforts accelerate in China’s Gansu as death toll rises to 89

Rescue efforts accelerate in China’s Gansu as death toll rises to 89

July 23, Rescue efforts are under way following two powerful earthquakes in China that killed at least 89 people. The quakes hit Gansu province on Monday morning, with the majority of casualties in Dingxi city. More than 800 are injured, state media report. Two helicopters and around 3,000 soldiers, police and rescue personnel have been […]

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UK seeks to automatically block online porn sites

UK seeks to automatically block online porn sites

July 23, London – Internet service providers in Britain will be asked to automatically block access to pornography sites unless customers opt in, Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Monday. Cameron announced the move as part of measures to stop extreme sexual images he said were “corroding childhood.” In a speech to a children’s charity, […]

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30 million girls face genital mutilation over next decade: UNICEF

30 million girls face genital mutilation over next decade: UNICEF

July 23, – More than 30 million girls are at risk of being subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) over the next decade, a study by Unicef has found. It said more than 125 million girls and women alive today had undergone a procedure now opposed by the majority in countries where it was practised. […]

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News Magazine: Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy

News Magazine: Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy

July 23, London – The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy, Kensington Palace has announced. The baby was delivered at 16:24 BST at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, west London, weighing 8lb 6oz. The palace said in a statement that the duchess and the baby were “doing well”. She and Prince […]

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EU ministers put Hezbollah on terror list

EU ministers put Hezbollah on terror list

July 22, – Ministers in Brussels on Monday agreed to list Hezbollah’s militia wing as a terrorist organization over its activities in both Europe and the Middle East. The EU has decided to blacklist the paramilitary wing of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement. Foreign ministers in Brussels made up their minds with a view to the group’s […]

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Students with immigrant backgrounds remain isolated in Germany

Students with immigrant backgrounds remain isolated in Germany

July 22, – It’s a trend that has been growing in Germany over the years – despite the country’s attempts at integration: ‘segregated education’ is on the rise – in particular in poorer neighborhoods in the country’s big cities like Cologne, Frankfurt and Berlin, which have large immigrant populations. The choice of school for children […]

July 21, 2013 | By More
Obesity ‘may pose frail bone disease osteoporosis risk’

Obesity ‘may pose frail bone disease osteoporosis risk’

July 21, – Obesity may be a risk factor for the frail bone disease osteoporosis, a study suggests. US researchers have discovered that some people who are overweight have hidden fat inside their bones that could make them weak and prone to fractures. The Harvard Medical School team in Boston did body scans on 106 […]

July 21, 2013 | By More
Kuwait Woman gets 20 Months jail for anti-Emir Tweets

Kuwait Woman gets 20 Months jail for anti-Emir Tweets

July 21, Kuwait City: US-based advocary group Human Rights Watch on Sunday blasted Kuwait over a 20-month jail sentence served on a female online activist for “offending the emir” and urged the Gulf state to end such prosecutions. The appeals court on Wednesday upheld the sentence on Sara Al Darees for making remarks on Twitter […]

July 21, 2013 | By More
Indian judge booked for wife’s murder

Indian judge booked for wife’s murder

July 21, – Pradeep Aggarwal, brother of the CJM’s wife Geetanjali, had lodged a first information report against Garg and his parents under penal provisions for murder and common intent Code, police said. Ravneet Garg, the chief judicial magistrate (CJM) of India’s Gurgaon, was booked for the murder of his wife who was found dead […]

July 20, 2013 | By More
Indian court jails six for gang rape of Swiss tourist

Indian court jails six for gang rape of Swiss tourist

July 20, The attack came months after a 23-year-old Indian woman died following a gang rape on a bus in Delhi, sparking protests across the country. A court in India has sentenced six men to life imprisonment over the gang rape of a Swiss tourist in March this year. The woman, 39, and her husband […]

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