Archive for August 2017

‘Disturbing’ sexual harassment at Australian universities, study reveals

SYDNEY (AFP): More than half of university students in Australia were sexually harassed last year and seven percent sexually assaulted on at least one occasion, a “disturbing” new national study revealed Tuesday. The findings came in an Australian Human Rights Commission report, conducted on behalf of the country´s 39 universities that questioned more than 30,000…

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Abdul Basit rejects Indian allegations against Hurriyat leadership

DELHI: Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit, in an interview to Indian media, has rejected all allegations of funding the Hurriyat leadership. Basit, in an interview to India Today, said he termed all the allegations regarding the Hurriyat, involving tapes and terror funding, false, adding, “…this is not the first time that we have…

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20 million hepatitis patients in Pakistan: WHO

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: World Health Organization (WHO) report revealed that aroud 20 million people in Pakistan were infected of Hepatitus vuris and these were numbers were quite alarming. Vaccination for the disease is available in the market but most of the patients were living in poverty and they cannot afford the complete course of vaccination.…

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Modi steps up assault on opponents

NEW DELHI (REUTERS): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling alliance is stepping up its assault on the opposition Congress party as it looks to expand its national dominance and moves closer to securing a majority in the upper house of parliament. Modi won the biggest mandate in 30 years in the 2014 general election, giving…

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Actor, playwright Sam Shepard passes away

Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor whose celebrated career spanned nearly five decades, has died, a family spokesman said. He was 73. Shepard died at home in Kentucky on Thursday of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, the spokesman confirmed to AFP. Shepard, who wrote nearly 50 plays, won…

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