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Lufthansa starts campaign to lure more female pilots

Lufthansa starts campaign to lure more female pilots

Aug 22, – Germany’s flagship carrier has announced that it will redouble its efforts to attract more female pilots for its passenger and cargo fleet. The airline is fighting a misconception the job might not really be for women. On Thursday, Lufthansa announced that it would launch a campaign to lure more female pilots to […]

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600kg Saudi man forklifted to hospital

600kg Saudi man forklifted to hospital

Aug 19, Riyadh: A Saudi man weighing 610 kilograms was forklifted to hospital on Monday for medical treatment at the expense of the monarch to reduce his weight. Khaled Mohsin Shairi was flown from his southwestern hometown of Jizan to Riyadh on a specially-equipped plane. It posted a picture of overweight Shairi being lifted on […]

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Blast rips through southern Rweiss district of Beirut

Blast rips through southern Rweiss district of Beirut

Aug 15, – An explosion has occurred in a suburb south of Beirut dominated by Hezbollah. The militant group’s involvement in the civil war in neighboring Syria has aggravated deep-sectarian tensions in Lebanon in recent months. At least 18 people died and over 200 sustained injuried from an explosion in southern Beirut on Thursday, according […]

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Bombings targeting markets, cafes in Iraq kills 69

Bombings targeting markets, cafes in Iraq kills 69

Aug 10, BAGHDAD — A wave of car bombings, mainly targeting cafes and markets around the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, killed 69 people Saturday out celebrating the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, officials said. The death toll in Saturday’s attacks is the highest since July 20, when brazen assaults on two prisons […]

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Philippines Muslim teachers told to remove face veils

Philippines Muslim teachers told to remove face veils

July 23, Manila: The majority-Catholic Philippines told Muslim teachers Tuesday to remove their veils inside classrooms, in part to promote better relationships between teachers and pupils. Education Secretary Armin Luistro said the move was part of reforms to make schools more sensitive to religion. Muslim schoolgirls will still be allowed to wear the veil or […]

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First IVF baby born after new, cheaper genome screening

First IVF baby born after new, cheaper genome screening

July 08, – The new method, which uses the latest DNA sequencing technology, helps doctors screen embryos created by IVF to find the ones most likely to lead to successful pregnancies. The method is able to spot which embryos have the correct number of chromosomes. A couple in the US has had the first IVF […]

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Observers: San Francisco plane crash survivors recall last moments of doomed flight

Observers: San Francisco plane crash survivors recall last moments of doomed flight

July 08, – Within moments, the aircraft was hurtling out of control, its rear portion ripped off. Baggage tumbled from the overhead bins onto passengers, dust filled the plane’s carcass and the oxygen masks had dropped down. People all around her were screaming. Fei Xiong and her 8-year-old son looked at each other and sensed […]

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Saudi Arabia extends illegal workers deadline to Nov. 3: human rights observers

Saudi Arabia extends illegal workers deadline to Nov. 3: human rights observers

July 03, AP – Khobar/Jeddah: Earlier this year the kingdom began to crack down on foreign workers who have violated their visa terms with surprise inspections on streets and in company offices. Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has extended an amnesty for foreign workers to obtain legal status in the country until November 3, from the […]

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Rebels attack in south Thailand kill eight soldiers

Rebels attack in south Thailand kill eight soldiers

June 29, AP – The 50-kilogram (110-pound) bomb exploded as the soldiers traveled in a military truck along a village road in Yala, police said. The blast wounded two villagers on a motorcycle behind the truck as well as an additional two soldiers, according to police. Rebels in Thailand have killed eight soldiers. The predominately […]

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Study finds: Teen Drinkers, Pot Smokers at Raised Risk of Concussion

Study finds: Teen Drinkers, Pot Smokers at Raised Risk of Concussion

June 26, AP – Canadian researchers found that of nearly 9,000 Ontario adolescents, 20 percent said they’d previously had a concussion, and almost 6 percent had suffered at least one in the past year. Concussions appear to be a common injury for teenagers, with the risk higher not only for athletes but also for kids […]

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