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    Ásia – Kabul Residents Enjoy Better Mobility and Access to Services After Road Upgrades

    Zalmay Latifi, 51, chairperson of the Qala-e-Fathullah Community Development Council, agrees that this and other streets in the neighborhood were in such poor state that they were not passable for most people. “Children and women had an especially difficult time getting around,” he says, “but as you can see...

    Oceania – Study: Top US firms are diversifying their boards faster

    NEW YORK (AP) — A study has found that America's largest companies added women and minorities to their boards of directors at a faster pace over the past two years, a period when sexual harassment scandals thrust workplace equality into the spotlight. African-American and Asian...

    Oriente Médio – Iran must provide care to detainees on hunger strike: UN experts

    GENEVA: UN human rights experts urged Iran on Wednesday to grant urgently needed medical attention to two detainees, including British-Iranian national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who launched a hunger strike over a lack of care.The six UN experts also appealed on behalf of Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi, who was...

    Américas – Theresa May narrowly survives no-confidence vote after Brexit plan is crushed

    Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEJan. 16, 2019, 7:20 PM GMT / Updated 7:58 PM GMTBy Saphora SmithLONDON — Theresa May narrowly survived another bid to oust her as prime minister on Wednesday — the second attempt in...

    Europa – Switzerland ramps up preparations for no-deal Brexit

    The Federal Place in Bern. File photo: AFP The Swiss parliament on Wednesday green-lighted the provisional application of two key bilateral agreements in a bid to ensure minimal disruption to Swiss–UK relations in the event of 'disorderly' Brexit. In a statement, the parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee said it had approved the...

    África – Ivory Coast govt urges ‘reconciliation’ after Gbagbo acquittal

    Ivory Coast's government on Wednesday called for "reconciliation" a day after former president Laurent Gbagbo was acquitted of war-crimes charges by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.The government "urges calm, forgiveness and reconciliation," Communications Minister Sidi Toure told reporters after a cabinet meeting. He added that President...

    Ásia – NA Vice Chairwoman receives Lao news agency delegation – Politics & Laws – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    National Assembly Permanent Vice Chairwoman Tòng Thị Phóng (r) receives Laos news agency...

    Oceania – Emergency services attending truck crash on State Highway 1 near Sanson

    Emergency services are attending a two-truck collision on State Highway 1 south of Sanson this evening. A police spokeswoman said the crash occurred around 10.30pm at the intersection of SH1 and Lake Rd at Oroua Downs. One lane of the highway has been closed...

    Oriente Médio – 5 Afghan soldiers, 7 rebels killed in Faryab violence

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Local officials on Wednesday said five Afghan soldiers were killed by Taliban militants in Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province. On the other hand, seven Taliban insurgents including a commander of the group were killed during an airstrike in Garziwan...

    Américas – Nanotechnology Comes to Costa Rica!

    Without realizing it, the human being has worked with nano-particles since immemorial times. Carbon particles produced by combustion, simple molecules and many viruses that cause diseases actually fall into this field of study.In the 1920s, tire manufacturers incorporated in their formulations black smoke containing nano-carbon particles of sizes ranging...