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21 July, 2014 1:43 PM Shakira Becomes First Person to Get More Than 100 Million 'Likes' on Facebook

Colombian pop star Shakira has become the first person to reach more than 100 million fans on Facebook, becoming the most "liked" celebrity on the social network in the process. The multi-lingual singer, who recently performed at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Brazil World Cup, stands ahead of rivals Eminem and Rihanna, who have amassed 91.9 million 14

19 July, 2014 6:16 PM 46 Palestinians, 2 Israeli Troops Die as Gaza Conflict Escalates

Gaza City: Israel's operation against Hamas saw one of its bloodiest days on Saturday, with 46 Palestinians killed in Gaza and two Israeli soldiers dying in a clash with militants who infiltrated the Jewish state. As Israeli warplanes bombarded Gaza from the air, and ground troops pressed an assault on land, the Palestinian death toll rose to 342, with rights 25

17 July, 2014 4:35 AM Child Marriages Double Among Syria Refugees in Jordan

Amman: Child marriages double among Syria refugees in Jordan The number of child marriages has doubled among Syrian refugee girls in Jordan because of poverty and fear of sexual violence, international agencies said on Wednesday. Save the Children, in a report, "Toao Young to Wed," said children marrying in Syria before the country's conflict erupted 27

15 July, 2014 3:15 AM Poor Sanitation in India May Afflict Well-Fed Children With Malnutrition

Sheohar: He wore thick black eyeliner to ward off the evil eye, but Vivek, a tiny 1-year-old living in a village of mud huts and diminutive people, had nonetheless fallen victim to India's great scourge of malnutrition. His parents seemed to be doing all the right things. His mother still breast-fed him. His family had six goats, access to fresh buffalo 19

5 July, 2014 10:02 PM 30% girls in Maharashtra are child brides: Study

PUNE: Child marriages have decreased since the first National Family Health Survey in 1992-93 when 54% of women between 20 and 24 years were married as children to 47%, at present. However, almost 40% of the girls in India are still married before the age of 14, according to a report by Dasra in collaboration with the UNICEF and UNFPA. In Maharashtra 23

4 July, 2014 7:35 PM 6.6 Million Syrian Children Now in Need of Aid: UNICEF

Geneva: More than six million children affected by the Syria conflict desperately need humanitarian aid, the UN's children's agency said on Friday, with the number in need rising by a third in a year. UNICEF is warning that despite the spiralling numbers the organisation may have to consider cutting some vital services because of a lack of funding 53

3 July, 2014 7:33 AM Controversial Caricature Ignites Colombian Rage

Colombia's national team players take part in a training session at the President Laudo Natel Athlete Formation Center in Cotia, on June 30, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup football tournament in Brazil. Bogota: The Colombian football team was subject to an insult after a caricature was published showing 'Los Cafeteros' players inhaling a white 25

1 July, 2014 11:25 PM 65% fall in child labourers, but we still have 44 lakh

CHENNAI: India has 43.5 lakh labourers in the age group of 5 to 14 years, according to the 2011 census. Uttar Pradesh has the maximum number of child workers with nearly 9 lakh and a majority of them are in the rural areas. This is followed by Maharashtra with close to 5 lakh. Compared to the 2001 census, there is a drop of 65% in the number of workers 30

25 June, 2014 11:48 AM India, US and Ethiopia Join Hands to Fight Child, Maternal Deaths

Washington: India, the United States and Ethiopia have joined hands to address the global challenge of child and maternal deaths in particular in the third world countries. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan would be among a host of global leaders including World Bank President Dr Jim Young Kim and USAID Administrator Raj Shah to attend the important 51