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13 December, 2016 8:29 AM Priyanka Chopra: Honoured to serve as Unicef Global Goodwill Ambassador

Actress Priyanka Chopra, who has created waves with her stint in the American drama series "Quantico", says she is honoured to serve as Unicef's Global Goodwill Ambassador. Actress Priyanka Chopra, who has created waves with her stint in the American drama series 'Quantico', says she is honoured to serve as Unicef's Global Goodwill Ambassador 132

30 November, 2016 5:31 PM Iraq's special forces have retaken 19 Mosul neighborhoods

AL-QASR, Iraq – Iraqi special forces fighting Islamic State militants on the eastern side of Mosul have retaken 19 neighborhoods from the extremist group since the battle for the city began last month, a senior Iraqi commander said on Wednesday. Brig. Gen. Haider Fadhil of the special forces told The Associated Press his men were now about four kilometers 99

12 November, 2016 6:09 AM Delhi a Wakeup Call for World on Air Pollution: UNICEF

United Nations: The "record-high" air pollution in New Delhi is a "wake-up call" for the world that unless decisive actions are taken to reduce air pollution, the smog in India's capital and its adverse impact on the daily lives of its citizens will become a commonplace phenomenon, the United Nations children's agency has said. Delhi is a wake up call to the world 130

12 November, 2016 5:55 AM Delhi a wake-up call for world on air pollution: Unicef

UNITED NATIONS: The "record-high" air pollution in New Delhi is a "wake-up call" for the world that unless decisive actions are taken to reduce air pollution, the smog in India's capital and its adverse impact on the daily lives of its citizens will become a commonplace phenomenon, the United Nations children's agency has said. "With every breath, children 163

6 November, 2016 2:14 AM Delhi Air Pollution: Children Most Vulnerable to the Hazard

New Delhi: With still developing bodies and immunities, vulnerable biologies, susceptible brains and lungs, children are particularly vulnerable to hazards of air pollution. As the smog pervading all parts of New Delhi shows no sign of lifting, the city has responded by shutting its schools to at least try and keep them out of harm’s way. A number of private 155

5 November, 2016 3:54 AM 1,800 Schools Shut As Delhi Chokes On Pollution 12 Times Worse Than Safe

Some 1,800 primary schools in New Delhi have been ordered to shut down today as the national capital grapples with some of the worst pollution in recent years. Data from the city's pollution monitoring agency showed that concentrations of Particulate Matter or PM 10 (coarser pollutants) was over 1,200 micrograms per cubic metre this morning compared 301

31 October, 2016 6:00 AM UNICEF: 2 bn kids breathe toxic air worldwide, 1/3 from northern India

NEW DELHI: As Indians wake Monday to smoke-filled skies from a weekend of festival fireworks, New Delhi's worst season for air pollution begins _ with dire consequences. A new report from UNICEF says about a third of the 2 billion children in the world who are breathing toxic air live in northern India and neighboring countries, risking serious health 283

31 October, 2016 2:44 AM Cloud Of Smog In Delhi, North India Morning After Diwali

New Delhi: Pollution levels spiked to alarming levels in Delhi and other parts of North and East India on Monday, as smoke from Diwali firecrackers clogged the air, also hitting visibility. Data from the central pollution monitoring agency showed concentrations of PM2.5 and PM10, measured in micrograms per cubic metre, were well over 400 in several areas 220

28 October, 2016 7:33 PM Russia foreign ministry says Syria school strike photos `fake`

Moscow: A Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman on Friday said an expert examination of pictures showing a strike on a Syrian school that UNICEF said killed 22 children, had shown they were fake. "Today after expert analysis of photographs from the Syrian village of Hass, it turned out that there was no strike on the school and there were no victims either 212

28 October, 2016 6:24 PM Cancer-Causing Smoke In Delhi Air, Authorities Plead For 'No Crackers' This Diwali

New Delhi: Pollutant-loaded air continued to hang heavy in Delhi ahead of Diwali, prompting authorities to call for the festivities sans fireworks, which they said emit cancer-causing smoke. Nearly all the monitoring stations active in the city said the PM 2.5 and PM 10 (ultra fine pollutants) were several times above the safe limit of 60 and 100 micro 249