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Pakistan suffers from worst air pollution

Posted by on 24/06/2017
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Pakistan suffers from worst air pollution

Pakistan suffers from worst air pollution

Pakistanis gasp for clean air amid ‘dire warnings’ ISLAMABAD: Furhan Hussain moved to Islamabad seeking fresher air, only to find Pakistan’s leafy capital in a semi-permanent haze. Frustrated, he joined a vanguard of citizens monitoring pollution themselves amid a void in government data. Fast-growing Pakistan is home to some 200 million people and suffers from […]

United States halts fresh beef imports from Brazil

Posted by on 24/06/2017
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United States halts fresh beef imports from Brazil

United States halts fresh beef imports from Brazil

NEW YORK: The United States has halt all imports of fresh beef from Brazil, the world’s second-largest producer, citing “recurring” concerns after large shipments failed food safety tests. The ban will remain in place until satisfactory corrective actions are taken, the US Department of Agriculture said in a statement that will again put the reputation […]

Why some airplanes don’t fly in high heat

Why some airplanes don’t fly in high heat

Posted by on 22/06/2017
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Why some airplanes don’t fly in high heat

WASHINGTON: When it comes to getting airplanes off the ground in broiling weather, it’s not the heat or the humidity. It’s the air density. Hotter air gets thin, making it harder to take off and land safely, mostly for smaller jets. That’s what has kept some planes grounded in Phoenix this week where temperatures have […]

China’s dog meat festival opens despite ban rumors

Posted by on 21/06/2017
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China’s dog meat festival opens despite ban rumors

China’s dog meat festival opens despite ban rumors

YULIN: A notorious Chinese dog meat festival opened yesterday with sellers torching the hair off carcasses, butchers chopping slabs of canines and cooks frying up dishes, dispelling rumors that authorities would ban sales this year. After earlier reports of a sales ban at the summer solstice event in the southern city of Yulin, animal rights […]

India’s no-meat, no-lust advice for pregnant women ridiculed

Posted by on 20/06/2017
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India’s no-meat, no-lust advice for pregnant women ridiculed

India’s no-meat, no-lust advice for pregnant women ridiculed

Government doles out unscientific, irrational advice NEW DELHI: India’s government is advising pregnant women to avoid all meat, eggs and lusty thoughts. Doctors say the advice is preposterous, and even dangerous, considering India’s already-poor record with maternal health. Women are often the last to eat or receive health care in traditionally patriarchal Indian households. Malnutrition […]

Wombs for rent: Indian surrogacy clinic confines women in ‘terrible conditions’

Wombs for rent: Indian surrogacy clinic confines women in ‘terrible conditions’

Posted by on 19/06/2017
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Wombs for rent: Indian surrogacy clinic confines women in ‘terrible conditions’

CHENNAI: Police raided an illegal fertility clinic in southern Indian at the weekend and discovered 47 surrogate mothers – who had been lured to rent their wombs for money – living in “terrible conditions”, they said. Following a tip-off, Telangana state police raided the fertility clinic in the city of Hyderabad on Saturday and discovered […]

Surrogacy remains a lure for Cambodia’s poorest despite ban

Posted by on 18/06/2017
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Surrogacy remains a lure for Cambodia’s poorest despite ban

Surrogacy remains a lure for Cambodia’s poorest despite ban

Illegal surrogacy shines spotlight on rented womb trade TAKEO, Cambodia: Peeling a mango inside her rickety wooden shack, Chhum Long explains how her daughter’s decision to nurture a Western couple’s baby in her womb helped her family buy two desperately needed items: a metal roof and a motorbike. Last year a broker appeared outside the […]

Colombian plastic surgeon rebuilds acid victims’ lives

Posted by on 14/06/2017
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Colombian plastic surgeon rebuilds acid victims’ lives

Colombian plastic surgeon rebuilds acid victims’ lives

‘Challenge to give them back their hopes, dreams’ BOGOTA: Angeles Borda ignored the cat calls as she walked past the building site. But she couldn’t ignore the nitric acid that her tormentor then threw in her face. A decade on she is still disfigured. But help is at hand. In Colombia, said by authorities to […]

War-torn Kabul becomes a protected site for birds

Posted by on 13/06/2017
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War-torn Kabul becomes a protected site for birds

War-torn Kabul becomes a protected site for birds

UN designates wetlands as conservation site KABUL: A rare Afghan marsh that was once a royal hunting ground is set to come under the official protection of the UN environment agency, with the aim of saving hundreds of migratory bird species. On the long, arid journey to the Caucasus and Siberia, across the Hindu Kush […]

Plastics remain the major source of ocean pollution

Plastics remain the major source of ocean pollution

Posted by on 11/06/2017
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Plastics remain the major source of ocean pollution

THE HAGUE: Plastic that is dumped in rivers and then ends up in the world’s oceans is one of the major sources of marine pollution, a new study said this week, with Asian waterways the main culprits. Researchers at The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch foundation developing new technologies for ridding the oceans of plastic, say […]

Zika birth defects in 5% of infected women in US

Posted by on 10/06/2017
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Zika birth defects in 5% of infected women in US

Zika birth defects in 5% of infected women in US

MIAMI: Five percent of women in the US territories who were infected with the Zika virus while pregnant had fetus or babies with defects, including microcephaly, government health data said Thursday. The report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention covered the US territories of Guam, American Samoa, the US Virgin Islands, Micronesia, […]

Something fishy: Indians swallow live fish for asthma

Posted by on 08/06/2017
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Something fishy: Indians swallow live fish for asthma

Something fishy: Indians swallow live fish for asthma

HYDERABAD, India: More than 5,000 Indians have lined up in the country’s south, pinching their noses and sticking their tongues out to swallow live fish in an unusual traditional treatment for asthma. Every year in June asthma patients gather in the southern city of Hyderabad to gulp down the fish stuffed with a yellow herbal […]

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