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New Bollywood film about rural innovator spotlights menstrual health, women's rights
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Thursday, 08 February 2018
New Bollywood film about rural innovator spotlights menstrual health, women's rights
Bollywood is highlighting the issue of menstrual hygiene in a new comedy-drama that aims to break taboos around sanitary pads.Read Full Article ...
 
Syria: Life 'living nightmare' for children in East Ghouta, UNICEF chief warns
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Thursday, 08 February 2018
Syria: Life 'living nightmare' for children in East Ghouta, UNICEF chief warns
Following reports that dozens of children have been killed in violence this week alone in Syria, a senior United Nations official on Friday stressed the need f...
 
UNICEF helping to restore health services for children and families returning to war-torn Mosul
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Wednesday, 07 February 2018
UNICEF helping to restore health services for children and families returning to war-torn Mosul
Warning about the “alarming” state of Iraq’s healthcare system, especially in war-ravaged areas in and around Mosul, the United Nations children’s agency has s...
 
More than 300 child soldiers released by armed groups in South Sudan – UN mission
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Tuesday, 06 February 2018
More than 300 child soldiers released by armed groups in South Sudan – UN mission
Some 300 child soldiers, including 87 girls, were formally released by armed groups in South Sudan, the United Nations mission in the country reported on Wedne...
 
With rising number of girls at risk, world in 'race against time' to end female genital mutilation –
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Monday, 05 February 2018
With rising number of girls at risk, world in 'race against time' to end female genital mutilation –
Female genital mutilation is a violent act that, among other things, causes infection, disease, childbirth complications and death, said the Executive Director...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.