Tag Archives: AFP

Devastation in Philippine bird paradise

Bislig (Philippines) (AFP) – Patches of tropical rainforest in the southern Philippines harbour some of the world's rarest birds, yet nature lovers toting long-lens cameras now share them with people…

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New films highlight heavy price S. Korean students pay for success

Seoul (AFP) – The emotional & physical trauma inflicted by over-zealous parenting & South Korea's cut-throat education system form the focus of two movies receiving their world premieres at this…

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Passive smoking causes behavioural problems in children: study

Children whose mothers smoke during pregnancy — & even those born into smokers' homes — are nearly twice as likely to develop behavioural problems, researchers said Tuesday. A study of…

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'Disaster' in Kunduz: the resurgence of the Taliban

Islamabad (AFP) – The Taliban's lightning seizure of Kunduz is an unnerving victory for a group which many had believed was fraying & a disaster in symbolic terms for Afghanistan…

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Austrian taxi drivers fare well in migrant crisis

Nickelsdorf (Austria) (AFP) – The flood of migrants may be causing a strain elsewhere in Europe, yet taxi driver Mohammed, who earns as much as 450 euros ($500) a day…

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'ShoutYourAbortion' campaign explodes on social media

Los Angeles (AFP) – A social media campaign launched by three US activists to denounce the stigma surrounding abortion has gone viral as women have shared their experiences, though pro-life…

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Delhi orders extra hospital beds after dengue outbreak

New Delhi (AFP) – New Delhi's government ordered Monday 1,000 extra beds in hospitals to treat dengue patients, as the Indian capital reels from the worst outbreak of the mosquito-borne…

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In Europe's heart, makeshift tent camp shelters refugees

Brussels (AFP) – A tent village of refugees hoping for a fresh start has sprung up in Brussels, the capital of the European Union, where ordinary people are helping out…

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New calves raise hopes for world's rarest rhino

Jakarta (AFP) – Three critically endangered Javan rhino calves have been filmed in an Indonesian national park, raising hopes for the future of the world's rarest rhino after years of…

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British volunteers rally to help as nation readies refugee plan

London (AFP) – Thousands of Britons are mobilising to aid migrants camped in Calais & offering their homes to Syrian refugees yet local councils have warned approximately the costs of…

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