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Women say they will fight sexism, ‘ugly’ attacks on Harris Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

CHICAGO (AP):- In the weeks before Joe Biden named Sen. Kamala Harris his running mate, women’s groups were readying a campaign of their own: shutting down sexist coverage and disinformation about a vice presidential nominee they say is headed for months of false smears and “brutal” attacks..

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About 3bn animals killed, uprooted by Australian bushfires Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

SYDNEY, (AFP):- Nearly three billion animals were killed or displaced by Australia's unprecedented 2019-20 wildfires in "one of the worst wildlife disasters in modern history", according to a report released Tuesday. The study by scientists from several Australian universities said the wildlife..

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Queen Elizabeth II joins virtual unveiling of portrait Saturday, July 25th, 2020

LONDON (AP):- Queen Elizabeth II has joined in the virtual unveiling of a new portrait commissioned by Britain’s Foreign Office to honor her services to diplomacy. The portrait of the monarch by Miriam Escofet is meant to pay tribute to the queen’s work in promoting U.K. interests all over the..

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Vietnam suspends wildlife trade as pandemic prods action Friday, July 24th, 2020

HANOI, (AFP):- Vietnam, one of Asia's biggest consumers of wildlife products, has suspended all imports of wild animal species "dead or alive" and vowed to "eliminate" illegal markets across the country. The directive signed by the leader of the communist country follows an international scandal..

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Reef tales: candid cams reveal shark populations in decline Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

TOKYO, (AFP):- An unprecedented global survey has revealed a shocking decline in the number of reef sharks, with the predators "functionally extinct" on nearly 20 percent of sites studied. The four-year study used more than 15,000 baited and remotely operated cameras -- so-called "chum cams" -- to..

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Divorce, rape cases on rise in Udaypur, Nepal Sunday, July 19th, 2020

GAIGHAT: The cases of rape and divorce are growing each year in Udaypur, the district in State-1. The District Court's registrar Dhan Bahadur Karki said till the end of the last fiscal year (July 15) the court registered 218 cases relating to divorce. Similarly, there were 83 cases of rape till..

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Six cheetah killed, eight rescued in Tanahu

TANAHU, JULY 19: Six cheetah including a cub died in different places of Tanahu in the fiscal year 2019/20. Of them, five were found dead in Bhanu municipality and one in Byas municipality, according to the Division Forest Office, Tanahu. Likewise, the office rescued eight Cheetah including five..

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Millions of kids told full return to school in fall unlikely Friday, July 17th, 2020

By FREIDA FRISARO and DAVID CRARY, FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP):- Millions more children in the U.S. learned Friday that they’re unlikely to return to classrooms full time in the fall because of the coronavirus pandemic as death tolls reached new highs. It came as many states — particularly in..

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Princess Beatrice marries in private ceremony at Windsor

LONDON (AP):- Princess Beatrice got married in a private ceremony Friday, with her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, in attendance, Buckingham Palace said Friday. Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor. The monarch, the Duke of Edinburgh and..

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Spain to cull nearly 100,000 mink with coronavirus Thursday, July 16th, 2020

MADRID, (AFP):- Spain has ordered the culling of nearly 100,000 mink on a farm in the northeast after confirming many were carrying coronavirus, a regional minister said on Thursday. Speaking to reporters, Joaquin Olona, agriculture minister for the Aragon region, said the cull would involve the..

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In virus era, back-to-school plans stress working parents Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

By TRAVIS LOLLER, NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP):- For generations, school has been an opportunity for American children to learn and make friends. For many parents today, though, it’s something that’s elemental in a very different way: a safe place that cares for their children while they are at work..

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Jumla sees gradual decline in malnutrition rate

Mandutta Rawal, JUMLA:- Jumla district has witnessed a gradual decline in the malnutrition rate. According to the five-year data of the District Health Office, the malnutrition rate is decreasing in Jumla. As per the data for the year 2015, 10.6 percent children below one r were found under..

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Man wins $2M lottery after clerk gives him wrong ticket Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

MICHIGAN, (AP):- A man in suburban Detroit was given the wrong lottery ticket. But there was no mistake about the result: a $2 million winner. The Michigan Lottery said the man stopped at a gas station in Eastpointe, Michigan, to put air in a tire. He needed change for the air machine and also..

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Simkot faces blackout for couple of days

HUMLA:- Simkot, the district headquarters of Humla and surrounding settlement have faced a power cut since Sunday following a problem in the power supply system at Hildum Small Hydropower Project . The 500-kilowatt project's power house reports issues in its machinery system, forcing around 18..

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A dog’s life: Scientists find new formula for canine age Thursday, July 9th, 2020

WASHINGTON, (AFP):- A well-known "rule of paw" holds that you can tell how old your pooch is in human terms by multiplying its age in years by seven. But in fact, the real ratio changes over time, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) said Thursday, following a study of biological changes to..

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