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Dhaka fire claimed 78 lives: Official sources

Dhaka fire claimed 78 lives: Official sources

21 Feb 2019 | 6:23 PM

Dhaka, Feb 21 (UNI) A fast-moving fire swept through a historic district of Bangladesh's capital killing at least 78 people, official sources informed. The blaze broke out at night in a residential building that had flammable material stored on the ground floor. Members of a bridal party are thought to be among the victims. It is not yet clear what started the fire.

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Madhuballa, Google's Valentine

Madhuballa, Google's Valentine

14 Feb 2019 | 8:12 PM

New Delhi, Feb 14 (UNI) Did you knew the 'Queen of Indian cinema' Madhuballa was born on Valentine’s Day.

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Plastic pollution: Malaysian town smothered by rubbish

Plastic pollution: Malaysian town smothered by rubbish

13 Feb 2019 | 2:18 PM

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 13 (UNI) Malaysia has become one of the world's biggest plastic importers, taking in rubbish the rest of the world doesn't want.

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Food: Posing threat to people and planet?

Food: Posing threat to people and planet?

07 Feb 2019 | 1:07 PM

United Nations, Feb 7 (UNI) The food we eat has huge potential to improve both human health and environmental sustainability, but too often today it is posing a threat to both people and planet, according to a new report by the EAT-Lancet Commission.

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Uganda: 'Why I broke the law to undergo FGM aged 26'

Uganda: 'Why I broke the law to undergo FGM aged 26'

06 Feb 2019 | 2:54 PM

Kampala, Feb 6 (UNI) Sylvia Yeko decided to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) three weeks ago at the age of 26 - even though the practice, which used to be performed on teenage girls, was outlawed in Uganda in 2010.

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Asia Bibi: Pakistan's notorious blasphemy case

Asia Bibi: Pakistan's notorious blasphemy case

05 Feb 2019 | 1:10 PM

Islamabad,Feb 5 (UNI) Asia Bibi left the home she shared with her husband and children and headed for the fields.

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Int'l year kicks off to protect indigenous languages

Int'l year kicks off to protect indigenous languages

03 Feb 2019 | 5:56 PM

United Nations, Feb 3 (UNI) Languages play a crucial role in our daily lives.

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Generation that can change world!

Generation that can change world!

03 Feb 2019 | 5:48 PM

United Nations, Feb 3 (UNI) In a world where climate change wreaks havoc on our economies, societies and environment, where unemployment and inequalities are rampant and where trust in international cooperation is falling, what can keep us from losing faith that the world 2030 will be a better place for everyone?
UN DESA’s World Youth Report offers one good reason for optimism: the next generation is different.

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Sixty is new fifty: Rethinking ageing in era of SDGs

Sixty is new fifty: Rethinking ageing in era of SDGs

03 Feb 2019 | 5:41 PM

United Nations, Feb 3 (UNI) Blowing out the birthday candles, a newly minted sexagenarian will often think: “But I don’t feel 60.

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In shadow of 'contradictory' NRC and Citizenship Amendment Bill

In shadow of 'contradictory' NRC and Citizenship Amendment Bill

02 Feb 2019 | 2:10 PM

By Anish Bhattacharya
Ambassa (Tripura), Feb 2 (UNI) The most recent and "contradictory" National Register of Citizens (NRC) and Citizenship Amendment Bill have created much turmoil and agony among the tribes and non-tribes in the entire Northeast including Tripura.

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Graphic Biography of  Lakshmibai  launched

Graphic Biography of Lakshmibai launched

31 Jan 2019 | 9:09 PM

New Delhi, Jan 31 (UNI) Close on the heels of the success of ‘Mannikarnika-The Rani of Jhansi’, a biopic on life of the freedom fighter, a graphic biography of her life has been launched.

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How do you compost human body?

How do you compost human body?

31 Jan 2019 | 1:49 PM

Washington, Jan 31 (UNI) A person's final resting place could be the foundations of a flowerbed or could feed the roots of a tree.

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Some Japanese pensioners want to go to jail!

Some Japanese pensioners want to go to jail!

31 Jan 2019 | 12:34 PM

Tokyo, Jan 31 (UNI) Japan is in the grip of an elderly crime wave - the proportion of crimes committed by people over the age of 65 has been steadily increasing for 20 years.

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Never-ending story of Endosulfan

Never-ending story of Endosulfan

30 Jan 2019 | 3:51 PM

By KP Pushparaj
Kasaragod, Jan 30 (UNI) Endosulfan, an organochlorine insecticide that is being phased out globally, continues to haunt the victims and their relatives here for the last two decades.

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$4bn needed to protect 41mn children from conflict

$4bn needed to protect 41mn children from conflict

30 Jan 2019 | 12:56 PM

United Nations, Jan 30 (UNI) Tens of millions of children living through conflict, disaster and other emergencies in dozens of countries urgently need protection, UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said in an appeal for $3.9 billion to support its humanitarian work around the world.

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