Category: World

Breastfeeding, British MP, Stella Creasy, baby ban

Breastfeeding British MP Stella Creasy given parliamentary baby ban

A British MP called for reforms on Nov 24 after a parliamentary official rebuked her for bringing her sleeping baby to a debate. Stella Creasy, an opposition lawmaker...

Road accidents, WHO

1.3 million people die annually worldwide due to road accidents: WHO

The WHO on the occasion of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims shared that 1.3 million people die annually worldwide due to road accidents. It said the...

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Miss Universe says pageant no place for politics over Palestine issue

Miss Universe Andrea Meza said on Nov 17 the long-running beauty pageant shouldn’t be politicized, even though its next edition is being held in Israel amid...

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Man arrested for selling 130 women in Afghanistan

Story by AFP The Taliban have arrested a man for allegedly selling dozens of women in northern Afghanistan after duping them into believing they would be marrying into...

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Number of smokers worldwide shrinking: WHO

The number of smokers worldwide has dropped steadily in recent years, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, urging countries to step up control measures further to...

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Nobel winner Malala fears Taliban will keep girls out of school

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on Nov 14 said she was concerned that the Taliban’s block on girls’ education in Afghanistan will not be temporary,...

Taliban justice

Justice delayed as Taliban build their legal system in Afghanistan

Story by AFP A small carpeted room serves as a makeshift jail for 12 “criminals” who are awaiting Taliban justice, caught in the legal system which the Islamists are...

Spain, IVF, lesbians

Spain expands IVF to lesbians, single women, trans people

Spain’s health minister signed an order on Nov 5 granting single women, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people access to medically assisted reproduction in the...

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Indians celebrate Diwali — festival of light — amid Covid-19 fears

Indians across the country began celebrating Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, on Nov 4 amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic and rising air pollution. Diwali...

Taliban, foreign currency, Afghanistan

Taliban ban use of foreign currency in Afghanistan

The Taliban government announced a ban on the use of foreign currencies on Tuesday, threatening further disruption to an already ailing economy. Since the group took...