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South Africa investigates sterilising mosquitoes in anti-malaria drive

A close-up of a female Anopheles arabiensis feeding. Author supplied Givemore Munhenga, National Institute for Communicable Diseases South Africa is one of four southern African countries aiming...

America

Children

Physical punishment and verbal abuse to discipline child does more harm...

Physical punishment and verbal abuse of children do more harm than good, the American Academy of Pediatrics has said in its new policy statement,...

Asia

Amnesty withdraws human rights award from Suu Kyi

Amnesty International has withdrawn a prestigious human rights award it had conferred on Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi, the civilian leader in Myanmar, under...

Australia

Suspect arrested in Australia’s strawberry scare

Australian authorities have arrested a woman charged with putting sewing needles inside strawberries, which had led to a nationwide crisis in the industry. My Ut...

Europe

Affordability of housing affects job prospects of people across EU: report

High housing costs in major cities affect the employment prospects for millions of young workers across the European Union, says a new World Bank...

International

Saudi to cut oil production

World's top oil producer Saudi Arabia has announced that it will cut oil exports by 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) in December, in order...

India

Delhi to arrange fireproof tents for the homeless

As the winter has started in the Indian capital, Delhi administration has announced that it will provide around 60 “fireproof tents” to the homeless...

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US: What’s behind the dramatic rise in 3-generation households?

Natasha Pilkauskas, University of Michigan In a recent study, I discovered that the number of kids living with their parents and grandparents – in what...

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50 manual scavengers in Delhi trained in new skills, provided jobs

In first of such initiative in Indian national capital, a group of 50 manual scavengers were trained under a Skill Development Programme, aimed at...

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