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Older the new mothers, better they are
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 22 : Women, who experience motherhood later in life, are more compassionate mothers than their younger counterparts, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

New Zealand vs South Africa: De Kock, Boult in doubt for Hamilton Test
Wellington [New Zealand], Mar. 22 : South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock and New Zealand pacer Trent Boult both are in doubt for the third and the final Test beginning March 25 at Seddon Park as both are suffering from an injury. Read Full Story

David Attenborough has 430m-yr-old shrimp ancestor named after him
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 22 : He already had a research ship, dinosaur and flightless weevil named after him and now, Sir David Attenborough's hat has got another feather in the form of a 430 million-year-old shrimp ancestor. Read Full Story

Pak NA votes in favour of military courts
Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar. 22 : The Pakistan National Assembly has passed the 28th Constitutional Amendment Bill to reinstate military courts with 255 votes in favour and four against. Read Full Story

Could over-the-counter pills ward off booze addiction?
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 22 : A team of scientists has brought fresh hope to alcoholics as they are trying to find out whether or not treating the addiction is as simple as popping over-the-counter pills. Read Full Story

Earthquake of 6.4 magnitude jolts Bali
Bali (Indonesia), Mar. 22 : A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 has ripped through the Indonesian resort island of Bali. Read Full Story

Syrian defector urges Trump to stop machinery of death
Washington D.C. [U.S.], Mar. 22 : The Syrian defector who smuggled out tens of thousands of photos of people allegedly tortured to death in Assad regime jails has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to stop the machinery of death. Read Full Story

Campaigns on female tourists' sexual risk-taking are need of hour
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 22 : With both tourism and casual hookup sex on the rise among college-age adults, there's an urgent need for gender-sensitive and age-appropriate sexual health campaigns that are tailored to young women's motivations for taking sexual risks while travelling, a new study has suggested. Read Full Story

Here's the best way to cook pasta
New Delhi , Mar. 22 : Want to make pasta like the professionals? A new Speaking of Chemistry video offers a tip that will guarantee your meal is perfectly cooked. Read Full Story

Mistaken for assault suspect, Grammy winner Wyclef Jean detained in Los Angeles
Los Angeles [USA] Mar. 22 : Grammy winner Wyclef Jean was detained and handcuffed in Los Angeles after the police wrongfully identified him as a robbery suspect. Read Full Story

Al Qaeda working to put explosives in batteries led to airline electronics ban
Washington D.C. [U.S.], Mar. 22 : Intelligence obtained in recent weeks found that an al Qaeda affiliate was perfecting techniques for hiding explosives in batteries and battery compartments of electronic devices, which compelled the United States and UK to ban electronics in flights. Read Full Story

Neil Gorsuch would have 'walked out of door' if Trump asked to overturn abortion
Washington D.C. [U.S.], Mar. 22 : Neil Gorsuch, American federal appellate judge on Tuesday said he would have walked out of the door and would not hesitate to rule against U.S. President Donald Trump if the latter would have asked him to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read Full Story

Bangladesh PM urges not to vote for those indulged in terrorism, corruption
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Mar. 22 : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the people not to vote for those who have indulged in corruption, terrorism and militancy and killed people in arson attacks as they would push the country towards destruction again. Read Full Story

Trump signs bill pushing for crewed NASA mission to Mars
Washington D.C. [U.S.], Mar. 22 : U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law a bill that set a goal for the country's space agency NASA to send humans to Mars by 2033. Read Full Story

Bangladesh, Canada discuss political, bilateral issues
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Mar. 22 : Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Benoit-Pierre Laramee met with Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia on Tuesday and discussed political and other bilateral issues. Read Full Story

French Interior Minister resigns over holiday jobs for daughters
Paris [France], Mar. 22 : French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux has confirmed his resignation, hours after the financial prosecutor's office announced they were putting him under preliminary investigation for parliamentary jobs he secured for his daughters during their school holidays. Read Full Story

Trump signs bill pushing for crewed NASA mission to Mars
Washington D.C. [U.S.], Mar. 22 : U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law a bill that set a goal for the country's space agency NASA to send humans to Mars by 2033. Read Full Story

Trump proclaims Mar. 21 as 'National Agriculture Day
Washington D.C. [U.S.], Mar. 22 : U.S. President Donald Trump has proclaimed March 21 as 'National Agriculture Day' and said the efficiency of American agriculture has provided this country with abundance our ancestors could not have imagined. Read Full Story

Trump may seek more changes to health care bill: White House
Washington D.C. [USA] Mar. 22 : Day after United States President Donald Trump warned House Republicans of losing seats, if the GOP health care bill was not passed, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the former may seek more changes to the bill before Thursday's House vote. Read Full Story

Paul Manafort facing allegations over his links to former pro-Russian Ukrainian Prez
Washington D.C. [U.S.], Mar. 22 : U.S. President Donald Trump's ex-campaign chair Paul Manafort is facing fresh allegations over his links to former pro-Russian Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Read Full Story

Trump won't answer Russia, wiretapping question in interview: White House
Washington D.C. [USA] Mar. 22 : Ahead of an interview, the White House made it clear that U.S. President Donald Trump would not answer any questions regarding Russia or wiretapping matter, local news station in Louisville, Kentucky, announced on air. Read Full Story

After U.S. now UK bans electronic devices from Mideast
London [UK], Mar. 22 : The United Kingdom has joined the United States in banning passengers on flights on some countries in the Middle East and Africa from carrying electronic devices such as laptops and tablets in the cabin. Read Full Story

Lahore HC directs police to provide security to those observing Bhagat Singh's martyrdom
Lahore [Pakistan], Mar. 21 : The Lahore High Court on Tuesday directed police to provide security to those who want to observe martyrdom of Indian freedom fighter Bhagat Singh at Shadman Chowk here on March 23. Read Full Story

Reports on accepting Islamabad's reservations on Miyar Dam incorrect: India refutes Pak media claims
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : India has denied Pakistan media claims that New Delhi had accepted Islamabad's reservations on the disputed Miyar Dam during the second and last day of talks of the Indus Water Commission in Islamabad. Read Full Story

Record-breaking weather in 2016 pushes world into 'truly uncharted territory'- UN agency
New York, Mar 22 : Global temperatures set yet another record last year and the world witnessed exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday, warning that the extreme weather and climate conditions have continued into 2017. Read Full Story

In Juba, UN peacekeeping chief urges political solution for South Sudanese crisis
New York, Mar 22 : The security situation in South Sudan is "very worrisome," the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations on Tuesday said, warning that the number of people fleeing the country showing no signs of slowing, and calling for a political solution to the hostilities. Read Full Story

At UN event, people with Downs Syndrome 'speak up' to influence government policy and action
New York, Mar 22 : On Tuesday, the call that people with Down Syndrome be included to fully and equally participate in all aspects of society echoed widely throughout United Nations Headquarters in New York. Read Full Story

DPR Korea facing 'entrenched, largely forgotten' humanitarian crisis, senior UN official warns
New York, Mar 22 : Over two-thirds of the population in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) suffers from food insecurity, malnutrition, and a lack of access to basic health and sanitation services, according to a latest humanitarian report, which also appeals for $114 million to meet the urgent need of the most vulnerable. Read Full Story

Greener energy for a third of the world bodes well for all, says UN on International Forest Day
New York, Mar 22 : Cautioning the impact of human activity such as practices use of woodfuel on world's forests, the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday called for better wood-energy conversions technologies and more sustainable management of forests so that everyone benefits. Read Full Story

Despite progress, world's most marginalized still left behind - UN development report
New York, Mar 22 : A flagship United Nations report launched on Tuesday finds that although the average human development improved significantly since 1990, progress is uneven, with systemic discrimination against women, indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities. Read Full Story

'Stand up against intolerance and eliminate discrimination,' says UN chief Guterres
New York, Mar 22 : Against the backdrop of rising discrimination and violence against those perceived as different, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged the world to stand up against intolerance and build communities that recognize diversity not as a source of weakness, but a source of strength and richness. Read Full Story

UN approves $22 million loan to boost agricultural work to prevent famine in Somalia
New York, Mar 22 : The United Nations agricultural agency will be further scaling up its activities in drought-hit regions of Somalia thanks to a $22 million loan approved this week by the UN emergency response fund. Read Full Story

Deteriorating security situation in DR Congo 'a source of major concern,' warns UN envoy
New York, Mar 22 : The United Nations envoy for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Tuesday stressed the need for both the Government and the opposition groups there to show the same level of commitment and compromise which led to the signing on 31 December of an agreement on the electoral process, while also citing the UN peacekeeping mission's readiness to adapt to the deteriorating security situation. Read Full Story

UN agency voices concern about forced return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon
New York, Mar 21 : The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday expressed concern that forced returns of refugees from Cameroon's far north region to crisis-gripped north-eastern Nigeria are continuing despite the recent signing of a tripartite agreement aimed at ensuring the voluntary nature of returns. Read Full Story

Warming earth threatens to release huge amounts of carbon - UN agency
New York, Mar 21 : Rising temperatures could release massive amounts of carbon trapped in the Earth's soil, the United Nations agricultural agency on Tuesday reported, warning that soil management could make or break climate change response efforts. Read Full Story

Poetry gives us hope to scale and climb 'cloudy summits of our time' - UN cultural agency
New York, Mar 21 : Poetry gives us hope, the United Nations cultural agency on Tuesday said, lauding verse's ability to shake us from everyday life and remind us of the surrounding beauty and the resilience of the shared human spirit. Read Full Story

Nowruz a reminder that heritage helps make resilient, sustainable societies - UN cultural agency
New York, Mar 21 : In a message on the occasion of Nowruz - the day that celebrates the arrival of the spring season - the head of the United Nations cultural agency urged everyone to embrace the day's values and be inspired by its universal message of peace and solidarity. Read Full Story

Trump warns GOP to pass health care bill or risk 'losing seats'
New York [U.S.A.], Mar. 21 : United States President Donald Trump warned House Republicans in a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill that many of them might lose their seats, if the GOP health care bill was not passed. Read Full Story

Here's how we might act if the world ends
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 21 : Have you ever wondered how would people act if a catastrophic event was set to wipe out the society? Turns out, we're not going to embark on a path of law-breaking and anti-social behaviour. Read Full Story

A guide to Japan's cherry blossom season
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : With cherry trees blooming, Japan's picturesque landscape will soon be transformed into a sea of pink and so, here's a guide to help you navigate this glorious floral display. Read Full Story

US bans electronics on flights from 10 nations
Washington,Mar 21 : The US on Tuesday announced banning on carrying large electronic devices from cabin baggage on passenger flights from ten nations. Read Full Story

Bastian Schweinsteiger to join Chicago Fire
London, Mar 21 : Bastian Schweinsteiger is all set to join Chicago Fire, Manchester United confirmed on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Yale-led study: Wild chimpanzees have surprisingly long life spans
London, Mar 21 : A 20-year demographic study of a large chimpanzee community in Uganda's Kibale National Park has revealed that, under the right ecological conditions, our close primate relatives can lead surprisingly long lives in the wild. Read Full Story

End-of-life planning talks often fail to communicate goals, finds study
London, Mar 21 : Too few older adults plan ahead for end-of-life medical decisions. Read Full Story

McGregor claims Mayweather bout is 'very close' to being inked
London [U.K], Mar.21 : Conor McGregor, the reigning UFC lightweight champion, has vowed to shock the boxing world by defeating unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather in a potential fight, whose deal the former claims is 'very close' to being confirmed. Read Full Story

Bringing good ol' flavour back to tomatoes
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 21 : A flavour face-lift for supermarket tomatoes may be in store, thanks to a group of researchers. Read Full Story

London 'cheaper than New York' following pound's Brexit plunge
London [U.K.], Mar. 21 : With the Brexit-inspired 15 percent fall in the value of sterling since the EU referendum last year, London has become one of the cheapest of the world's major global centres. Read Full Story

And the world's happiest country is...
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 21 : If you want to pursue happiness, head to Norway as the Scandinavian country has been crowned as the world's happiest country. Read Full Story

Parents are the true genetic engineers
By Dr Padmapriya Anup Nair, New Delhi , Mar. 21 : 'An infant in the mother's womb is as much in the hands and under the will of the mother, as clay in the hands of the potter, who from it makes whatever pleases him', says physician Paracelsus. Read Full Story

India accepts Islamabad's reservations on Miyar Dam, claims Pak media on Indus Water Treaty
Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar. 21 : The Indian delegation has accepted Pakistan's reservations on the disputed Miyar Dam during the second and last day of talks of the Indus Water Commission here. Read Full Story

Booze-energy drink combo may up injury risk
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 21 : Turns out, Red Bull may give you wings but necking it down with your booze may give you bruises. Read Full Story

Pakistani musician Naseeruddin Saami teams up with Grammy-winning producer
Karachi [Pakistan], Mar.21 : Music know no boundary and has no language barriers! Read Full Story

Man City charged with 'misconduct' post Liverpool stalemate
London [U.K], Mar.21 : Manchester City have been charged with misconduct by the Football Association (FA) after the club failed to ensure 'its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion' during their 1-1 draw against Liverpool in their Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. Read Full Story

Sexual 'afterglow' helps bonding partners together
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 21 : It's not only making love that bonds the partners, the 'afterglow' too works as magic! Read Full Story

Afghanistan bolsters defence, adds four-new light attack aircraft
Kabul, Mar 21 : Bolstering its defence, the Afghan Air Force has added four new light-attack aircraft in its armour, local Khaama Press reported. Read Full Story

US to ban electronics on flights from eight nations
Washington, Mar 21 : The United States will ban laptops and tablets from cabin baggage on flights from eight nations, a BBC report read. Read Full Story

South Korea: Former President might face corruption charges
Seoul, Mar 21 : Impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye might face corruption charges, media reports said. Read Full Story

FIFA: Match official banned for life due to match manipulation
Zurich, Mar 21 : The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to ban the Ghanaian match official Joseph Odartei Lamptey from taking part in any kind of football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) at national and international level for life, an official release stated. Read Full Story

Google doodles to celebrate Navroz
Mountain View, Mar 21 : Tech giant Google on Tuesday doodled to observe Navroz. Read Full Story

Vardy received death threats post Ranieri's sacking
London [U.K], Mar.21 : Leicester City star striker Jamie Vardy has revealed that he received death threats in the wake of his alleged involvement in getting former manager Claudio Ranieri sacked after the side's terrible slump in form this season. Read Full Story

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