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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
New Zealand earthquake damages Wellington parliament house

New Zealand earthquake damages Wellington parliament house

July 21, – A minute-long earthquake has shaken New Zealand, halting trains and damaging Wellington’s parliament building. The 6.5-magnitude tremor was centred 35 miles (57 km) off the coast south of the capital at a depth of 6.3 miles, said the US Geological Survey. But while some structural damage and power cuts were reported, officials […]

July 21, 2013 | By More
Clashes in Pakistan kill four soldiers, 15 militants

Clashes in Pakistan kill four soldiers, 15 militants

July 20, – The confrontation started on Friday and continued until Saturday morning in Khyber, one of the seven tribal districts along the Afghan border, officials said. At least 15 militants and four soldiers were killed during clashes in a tribal district in northwest Pakistan, security officials said on Saturday.  “During exchange of fire, troops […]

July 20, 2013 | By More
Alcohol deaths in young women rising in UK

Alcohol deaths in young women rising in UK

July 20, – Experts looked at deaths in men and women of all ages in Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester from 1980 to 2011. Deaths from alcohol-related disease in young women are rising, contrary to the overall trend, a study suggests. They said the results for women born in the 1970s should be a “warning signal” […]

July 19, 2013 | By More
Indian Kashmir shut down after troops kill protestors

Indian Kashmir shut down after troops kill protestors

July 19, – Separatist groups called a strike across Jammu and Kashmir as a mark of protest against the violence in Jammu’s Ramban district Major towns in Indian-administered Kashmir are under curfew, a day after four people were killed when troops opened fire on angry protesters. Police initially said six people were killed, but revised […]

July 19, 2013 | By More
Prosecutors ask to free Russian opposition leader

Prosecutors ask to free Russian opposition leader

July 19, KIROV, Russia — A Russian court is deliberating on a surprise request by prosecutors to free opposition leader Alexei Navalny one day after he was convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to five years in prison. Navalny is a registered candidate for this fall’s Moscow mayoral election. The request put Friday to the court […]

July 19, 2013 | By More
Deadly car bomb kills 13 near Damascus

Deadly car bomb kills 13 near Damascus

July 15, BEIRUT — A car bomb exploded outside the police headquarters in a town north of the Syrian capital, killing at least 13 people including 10 policemen, activists said Monday. The Britain-based Observatory for Human Rights said the blast took place overnight in the town of Deir Atiyeh, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) north […]

July 15, 2013 | By More
First Pakistani women paratroopers make history

First Pakistani women paratroopers make history

July 14, – First group of female paratroopers completed their training on Sunday, the military announced, hailing it as a “landmark achievement” for Pakistan Captain Kiran Ashraf was declared the best paratrooper of the batch of 24, the military said in a statement, while Captain Sadia, referred to by one name, became the first woman […]

July 14, 2013 | By More
Obama calls Saudi King Abdulla discuss conflicts in Syria, Egypt

Obama calls Saudi King Abdulla discuss conflicts in Syria, Egypt

July 14, – US President Barack Obama on Friday spoke by phone with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, to discuss aid to Syrian opposition forces and to discuss the coup in Egypt, the White House said. “The President and the King shared their perspectives on the […]

July 13, 2013 | By More