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World Breastfeeding Week: What is Innocenti Declaration? World Breastfeeding Week: What is Innocenti Declaration?

The World Breastfeeding Week has been celebrated every year from August 1 to 7


Thousands hold vigil for idolised Indian politician Thousands hold vigil for idolised Indian politician

The school dropout becomes involved in politics at a young age


French skier who disappeared in Italy in 1954 is finally identified

French skier lost in 1954 is identified

Human remains, ski equipment and glasses had been found in 2005, high in a valley in Italy's Aosta region


7,000 children killed or injured in Syria: UN 7,000 children killed or injured in Syria: UN

It generally puts the death toll of the war at 400,000, but it relies on other monitoring groups’ unverified accounts to do so


Killer whale spotted pushing dead calf for two days Whale spotted pushing dead calf for days

The newborn died on Tuesday off the shores of Victoria, British Columbia


Iraq street satirists peddle culture change Iraq street satirists peddle culture change

On a strip of pavement in the southern Iraqi city of Kut, a gaggle of amateur comedians pulls in the crowds every Friday


Japan city 'does not need ninjas' Japan city 'does not need ninjas'

Local officials in Iga, which styles itself as the birthplace of ninja-dom, has received a flood of applications from around the world


Irishman on honeymoon dies in Greek fire, family confirms Irishman on honeymoon dies in Greek fire

Brian O'Callaghan-Westropp, who was on honeymoon with his wife, became separated trying to escape the flames in the seaside resort of Mati


No Pakistani women vote in village as husbands intimidate No Pakistani women vote in village

Some 3,200 women are listed on the electoral register in Mohri Pur, but not one voted, according to election officials and an AFP journalist


Time for a break in Kit Kat trademark case Time for a break in Kit Kat trademark case

Nestlé has tried to trademark the chocolate bar's three-dimensional shape for more than a decade, which rival Cadbury has fought hard against


Pakistan's Imran Khan vies for power as country goes to polls Imran Khan vies for power in Pakistan poll

Nearly 106 million people are registered to vote for members of the lower house of parliament and four provincial assemblies


Friends flee into sea, battle waves, as Greek wildfires rage Friends flee into sea, battle waves, as Greek wildfires rage

The fire came suddenly, and the six friends ran. When they reached the beach and there was nowhere more…


Bangladesh cafe siege: Briton Hasnat Karim freed without charge British Bangladesh attack detainee freed

The head of the police's counter terrorism and transnational crime unit Monirul Islam said on Monday that Mr Karim had been acquitted


158 Chilean church members investigated over sexual abuse Chile investigating 158 in Catholic Church over sex abuse

The cases relate to 144 separate investigations into incidents dating back as far as 1960 and involving 266 victims, including 178 children


Japan heatwave: Warnings issued amid scorching temperatures Japan swelters in deadly heatwave

Thousands more have sought hospital treatment for heat-related conditions over the past two weeks


Singapore personal data hack hits 1.5m, health authority says

Singapore personal data hack hits 1.5m

The move is aimed at plugging leaks from work e-mails and shared documents as well as guarding against possible cyber-attacks


The transgender acid attack survivor running for parliament The transgender acid attack survivor running for parliament

More people from the community are contesting than ever before, in what has proven to be a significant period for transgender rights in Pakistan


Hope, love and values: 110 years of Japanese migration to Brazil 110 years of Japanese migration to Brazil

That first big group of 781 Japanese arrived at the port of Santos in Sao Paulo state in June 1908, aboard the cargo and passenger ship Kasato Maru


Rights group details lead-up to Myanmar attacks on Rohingya Rights group details lead-up to Myanmar attacks on Rohingya

The report says the army also trained and armed non-Muslim civilians living in Myanmar's northwestern Rakhine state


Thai cave rescue boys relive 'moment of miracle' Thai cave rescue boys relive 'moment of miracle'

One boy describes how they have lived on water from the stones of the cave. "Water is clean," he said. "Only water, no food"


100 facts about Nelson Mandela for his 100th birthday

100 facts about Nelson Mandela for his 100th birthday

Nelson Mandela was the first black president of South Africa from 1994-1999 and the first president elected after the end of apartheid


Nowhere to run: Rohingya hunker down as monsoon arrives Nowhere to run: Rohingya hunker down as monsoon arrives

The most intense rains are expected over the next few months, though heavy downpours began pummeling the camps in June


7 immigrant children reunited with their mothers in New York 7 immigrant children reunited with their mothers in New York

  Seven immigrant children who had been separated from their families have left a New York City…


Iceman's last meal was high fat feast Iceman's last meal was high fat feast

The fat content was 50%, which is much higher than the 10% in the average modern diet


Myanmar opens peace conference with ethnic rebels Myanmar opens peace conference with ethnic rebels

The third session of the 21st Century Panglong Conference is scheduled to last five days and follows meetings held in August 2016 and May 2017


5.86 lakh youths become self-employed in 9 years 5.86 lakh youths become self-employed in 9 years

Around 22.37 lakh unemployed youths both males and females received different trainings from the Youth Development Dept. between Jan 2009 and Dec 2017


Thai cave rescue could take 2-4 days Thai cave rescue could take 2-4 days

The path out is considered especially complicated because of twists and turns in narrow flooded passages


Stateless teen praised as 'gem' in Thai cave ordeal Stateless teen praised as 'gem' in Thai cave ordeal

Adul is also being praised for his English skills in a country where less than a third of the population speaks the language


Biogas changes lifestyle in Cumilla villages Biogas changes lifestyle in Cumilla villages

A total of 300 biogas plants were installed in the upazila over the last three fiscal years


Thailand cave: Rescuers in race against weather as rains close in Thai cave rescuers in 'race against the rain'

The teenage boys and their 25-year-old coach have been trapped for 13 days


Mystic moggy: China mourns 'psychic' World Cup cat Mystic moggy: China mourns 'psychic' World Cup cat

The museum says the cat fell ill and finally announced its death on Monday, sparking almost 10,000 comments on Weibo


Japanese Princess Ayako chose to drop the royal title to marry a commoner Japanese Princess chose to drop royal title to marry commoner

Princess Ayako is the third daughter of the late Prince Takamado and Princess Takamado and was the cousin of Emperor Akihito


Affirmative action: Trump 'to scrap' college racial bias policy Trump 'to scrap' affirmative action policy

In 2016, the US Supreme Court had ruled in favour of affirmative action


Medics reach Thai cave boys as rescuers weigh options Medics reach Thai cave boys as rescuers weigh options

Seven divers, including a doctor and a nurse, join the group inside the caves in the north of the country after they are discovered alive on Monday


Thailand cave rescue: Boys 'could be in cave for months' Thai boys 'could be in cave for months'

Rescuers are now battling rising water to bring more supplies to the group


Thai boys trapped in cave found alive after nine days Thai boys trapped in cave found alive after nine days

There has been no contact with the boys, aged between 11 and 16, since they go missing with their 25-year-old coach last Saturday


Unesco announces new heritage sites around the world Unesco announces new heritage sites

It is a "unique archaeological testimony" to the links between the east of Arabia and the rest of the world, says Unesco


Thai cave rescue: Drones, dogs, drilling and desperation Thai cave rescue: Drones, dogs, drilling and desperation

Thai navy divers been trying to access the deepest caverns of the Tham Luang Nang Non cave, the fourth longest in Thailand


China offers aid to Bangladesh over Rohingya refugee crisis China offers aid to Bangladesh over Rohingya refugee crisis

China maintains close ties to Myanmar's powerful military and has refused to join international condemnation of the campaign of organized violence

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