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12 April, 2016 4:22 PM Child bombers used by Boko Haram increases 10-fold: UNICEF

The number of child bombers used by the Islamic extremists of Boko Haram has increased from four to 44 in a year with devastating consequences in communities that now see children as threats, UNICEF said on Tuesday. Seventy-five percent of the children used are girls, a new report said, emphasising that these children, many believed captives, are "victims 179

12 April, 2016 2:20 PM Alarming Rise In Child Suicide Bombers Used By Boko Haram: United Nations

Libreville, Gabon: The number of children used by Nigeria's Boko Haram to stage suicide bombings has risen more than 10-fold in one of the most "horrific" aspects of the Islamist insurgency, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Experts said the group, which has been weakened by a multinational military offensive, is now trying to spread terror by using 174

5 April, 2016 8:41 PM India Puts Curbs on Foreign-Funded Health Consultants

NEW DELHI — Expressing concern about foreign influence on its policies, India is turning away from a decades-old practice of filling gaps within its health system with consultants hired by foreign aid agencies and nongovernmental organizations. Under the new rules, consultants who have worked within India’s health system for foreign aid agencies for more than three 338

27 March, 2016 10:09 AM A look at Palmyra, the historic Syrian town retaken from ISIS

BEIRUT: A look at Palmyra, the archaeological gem that Syrian troops took back from Islamic State fighters. A desert oasis surrounded by palm trees in central Syria, Palmyra is also a strategic crossroads linking the Syrian capital, Damascus, with the country's east and neighboring Iraq. Home to 65,000 people before the latest fighting, the town is located 206

26 February, 2016 12:32 PM Little Afghan Messi fan still keen to meet idol

KABUL: The five-year-old Afghan boy who won the Internet's heart when he was pictured wearing a plastic bag as an improvised Lionel Messi jersey is still eager to meet the Argentine football superstar, he said on Friday. Murtaza Ahmadi travelled with his family to Kabul this week to receive two jerseys autographed by Messi and presented to the young 168

25 February, 2016 11:13 PM Messi sends signed shirts to young Afghan boy

UNICEF said Thursday that 5-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi has received signed Barcelona and Argentina shirts from Messi. It said a football was also delivered to the boy at UNICEF’S office in Kabul. The Afghan Football Federation had been trying to set up a meeting between Messi and the boy, who was pictured wearing an Argentina shirt made from a plastic bag. The boy was photographed 12

25 February, 2016 2:43 PM Lionel Messi sends autographed jerseys to five-year-old Afghan fan

Afghan fan Murtaza Ahmad received a special gift from Lionel Messi. The Argentine football star sent two signed jerseys and a football to Kabul through UNICEF. Earlier, a photograph of the boy wearing a plastic bag with "Messi" penned on it became viral on the Internet. Murtaza travelled to the Afghanistan capital from Ghazni with his family to collect 16

2 February, 2016 3:15 PM Two babies among nine migrants drowned off Turkish coast

Istanbul/Polikastro: Nine people, including two babies, were found drowned off the coast of western Turkey on Tuesday after a boat carrying people to Greece partly capsized, the coast guard said. A crackdown on illegal crossing and the dangerous winter conditions have failed to deter tens of thousands from boarding flimsy boats and attempting to cross 34

28 January, 2016 12:02 AM MRR/CHENNAI TODAY FOR JANUARY 28 (THURSDAY) FOR CHENNAI CITY FOR PAGE 4

Ramayanam: Madhivannan, Shreeradi Sai Temple, 16{+t}{+h}St., Thillaiganga Nagar, Nanganallur, 6.30 p.m. Mahabharatham: B. Sundarkumar, Asthika Samajam, Venus Colony 1{+s}{+t}St., Alwarpet, 6.30 p.m. Gita: R. Aravindan A1 118/18, Creation Ragas Apartments, 8{+t}{+h}Main Rd., Anna Nagar 6.45 p.m. Narayaneeyam: Damal Ramakrishnan and Perundevi, Ayodhya 48

20 January, 2016 5:48 AM India has highest number of stillbirths in the world

According to a recent report, India was found to have the highest of number of stillbirths among 195 countries. The top countries with a high number of stillbirths include Nigeria, Pakistan, China and Ethiopia.There were reportedly 5,92,090 stillbirths in the past year in India. The data was compiled by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 58