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  • Tennis-Tsonga pulls out of U S Open with knee injury
  • At least eight dead in surge of white-water creek in Italy
  • Morocco's king appoints new minister for economy and finance - statement
  • FIFA's legal chief Villiger leaves governing body
  • At least eight dead in surge of white-water creek in Italy
  • U S firms warn next China tariffs to cost Americans from cradle to grave
  • Six dead as Brazilian soldiers swarm Rio slums in anti-drug assault
  • New outcry over Trump's revocation of Brennan security clearance
  • Morocco's king appoints new minister for economy and finance - statement
  • South Africa's Land Bank says land expropriation could trigger default
  • U S health secretary says agency can eliminate drug rebates
  • Spanish police treat attempted knife attack as terrorist act
Features

Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 PM

New York, Aug 17 (UNI) A low-carb diet could shorten life expectancy by up to four years, a study suggests.

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AB Vajpayee: Colossus of Indian politics fades into sunset

AB Vajpayee: Colossus of Indian politics fades into sunset

16 Aug 2018 | 5:59 PM

New Delhi, Aug 16 (UNI) Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a colossus in the political firmament of India.

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Grenada: Flooding reminder of its vulnerability to Climate Change

12 Aug 2018 | 4:43 PM

‎St George's‎, Grenada, Aug 12 (UNI) Grenada is still tallying the damage after heavy rainfall last week resulted in “wide and extensive” flooding that once again highlights the vulnerability of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to climate change, according to an IPS report.

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Lack of affordable veggies creating obesity epidemic in SA

12 Aug 2018 | 4:41 PM

Johannesburg, Aug 12 (UNI) Every Sunday afternoon, Thembi Majola (not her real name) cooks a meal of chicken and rice for her mother and herself in their home in Alexandra, an informal settlement adjacent to South Africa’s wealthy economic hub, Sandton, according to an IPS report.

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Mountain girls making bras for Europe's chests

12 Aug 2018 | 12:10 PM

Tirana, Albania, Aug 12 (UNI) Few people give much thought to where what they wear beneath their clothes really comes from, and so it was for Elizabeth Gowing, until a recent visit to an underwear factory run by women in northern Albania, said a BBC News report.

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How climate change might change your dream European vacation

How climate change might change your dream European vacation

10 Aug 2018 | 3:37 PM

Lisbon, Aug 10 (UNI) The blistering heat and extreme weather currently gripping Europe may leave the continent's historic cities and Mediterranean beaches less bustling in the summers to come, experts say, according to an Euronews report.

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Mountain of indigenous knowledge in Peru

Mountain of indigenous knowledge in Peru

10 Aug 2018 | 2:25 PM

United Nations, Aug 19 (UNI) Indigenous people in a remote mountain town in the Andes in Peru are being helped to boost their incomes by preserving a valuable but threatened breed of alpaca.

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Earth Saviours Foundation:  Unique temple of humanity

Earth Saviours Foundation: Unique temple of humanity

28 Jul 2018 | 2:11 PM

By Suresh Nautiyal
Gurugram, Haryana, July 28 (UNI) On the Indian streets, one can easily spot the barefoot, abandoned old and mentally disabled people roaming all around, with or without clothes on their bodies, eating from the stinking garbage, sleeping on the streets and having no medical attention at all.

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Pakistan election raises fears of 'creeping coup'

Pakistan election raises fears of 'creeping coup'

24 Jul 2018 | 12:33 PM

Islamabad, July 24 (UNI) A day before Pakistan's 11th national election, the country's dream of undiluted democracy appears to be receding - again, according to a BBC News report.

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How Queen Victoria transformed Swiss tourism industry

How Queen Victoria transformed Swiss tourism industry

23 Jul 2018 | 4:52 PM

Bern, July 23 (UNI) Exactly 150 years ago, Queen Victoria and a small entourage headed to central Switzerland for a five-week getaway.

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'Starting English early not best way to learn English well'

'Starting English early not best way to learn English well'

23 Jul 2018 | 2:19 PM

By Jaison Wilson
New Delhi, July 23 (UNI) "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.

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Pakistan election: Who's who and why it matters

Pakistan election: Who's who and why it matters

22 Jul 2018 | 1:37 PM

Islamabad, July 22 (UNI) Tens of millions of Pakistanis are preparing to vote in a general election on Wednesday after a campaign tainted by violence and dominated by political controversy.

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Value of fishing in fight against global hunger

Value of fishing in fight against global hunger

10 Jul 2018 | 6:46 PM

United Nations, July 10 (UNI) The vital role that fishing and fish-farming play in supporting some of the poorest families across the world, has come under the spotlight with the publication of the annual United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report on the global industry.

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Niger’s girls find sanctuary in fistula treatment centres

Niger’s girls find sanctuary in fistula treatment centres

10 Jul 2018 | 12:59 PM

United Nations, July 10 (UNI) Kodi Moumdau gave birth last year but her child was stillborn and in the process of delivery a fistula, or tear, developed between her vagina and anus.

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China's wetland area ranks 4th in world

China's wetland area ranks 4th in world

09 Jul 2018 | 11:26 AM

Beijing, July 9 (UNI) China, with a total wetland area of 53.

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