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October 4, 2018 11:30 am gmt |
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Argentina is preparing to host the the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, which will begin on Saturday (October 6) with an unprecedented opening ceremony to be held at Buenos Aires’ central obelisk. President Mauricio Macri visited the Olympic village on Wednesday (October 3) and spoke to the young athl...
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August 22, 2018 5:43 am gmt |
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On July 17, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe presented a Bill to Parliament to establish an Office of Reparations (“the Office”). Before the Bill was presented, members of civil society issued a joint statement expressing concerns over aspects of the Bill. Civil society’s principal concerns relate...
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July 7, 2018 8:13 am gmt |
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Around the world at least one woman in every three has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime. Most often the abuser is a member of her own family. Increasingly, gender-based violence is recognized as a major public health concern and a violation of human rights. The effec...
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July 6, 2018 9:31 am gmt |
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Chennai held its 10th edition of the rainbow pride parade on Sunday, 24 June, with residents of Chennai gathering in large numbers to demand rights for the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community, reported The Indian Express. Those attending the march, which began at Rajarathinam...
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July 6, 2018 7:23 am gmt |
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What’s the goal here? To achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Why? Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and therefore also half of its potential. But, today gender inequality persists everywhere and stagnates social progress. As of 2014, 143 countries have guar...
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March 31, 2018 9:48 am gmt |
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Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to her hometown in Pakistan for the first time since she was shot there by the Taliban. Ms Yousafzai, who now lives in the UK, was shot in the head for campaigning for female education in 2012. Her family’s home region of Swat was once a mi...
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March 31, 2018 9:41 am gmt |
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Refugees competed for the first time in the recent Dead2Red Relay Running Race, an annual marathon relay event, in Jordan. The race started near the Dead Sea, the lowest place on the Earth’s surface at nearly 500 meters below sea level. The route passed through “Wadi Rum”, known as ...
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February 10, 2018 3:26 am gmt |
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While athletes from South and North Korea marched into the Olympic Stadium together behind a Korean flag showing the whole peninsula in blue, representatives from USA, South Korea and North Korea were boxed together in the VIP grandstand as the Winter Games of Pyeongchang were opened on Friday (Febru...
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June 9, 2017 6:30 am gmt |
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Britain has a hung parliament as it is impossible for any party to reach the 326 MPs required to achieve an absolute  majority in the House of Commons. But what exactly is a hung parliament and what happens if no party wins the General Election 2017? Who will be the prime minister? When will we get t...
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October 8, 2015 12:10 pm gmt |
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The justice arrives late on  the allegations charged  over the Srilankan  forces, Police and those who are  in power, says the human rights activist Rukki Fernando. He has pointed out that the people of south tend the military forces who are charged with the war crimes in the UN report , should get a...
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May 26, 2015 11:00 am gmt |
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Some nutritionists affirm that taking 60 grams of almonds every day would protect us from diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Almonds are found in places like Iran, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Israel. If we concern the health benefits of almonds – they are extensive, and t...
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April 24, 2015 9:34 am gmt |
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If mosquitoes get attracted to your brother, chances are they would choose you among the many for the next bite, for the likelihood of being bitten by mosquitoes could be due to our genes, says a recent study carried out on twins. Whether mosquitoes would find you attractive to bite or not depends a ...