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The Fast Track High Court in Accra, Ghana sat on Tuesday for the second hearing of the GM crops case submitted by plaintiffs Food Sovereignty Ghana (FSG) against the Ministry of Food & Agriculture and the National Biosafety Committee.The case was first heard on February 17th and was adjourned till Tuesday 3rd March as the Judge, His Lordship Anthony Kwadwo Yeboah...

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Paris, France-(AFP) An eclipse that will sweep Europe and parts of Africa and Asia on Friday poses a danger to selfie-takers, eye specialists warned on Thursday. Even if the Sun is in eclipse, its radiation can still burn the retina, with the risk of permanent damage or even blindness for those who watch it without proper protection.

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Islamabad, Pakistan (AFP)- Pakistan on Thursday said its lifting of a six-year-old moratorium on the death penalty would not impact a lucrative trade deal with the European Union which has strongly condemned the move. Capital punishment was reintroduced in December as part of Pakistan’s moves to step up the fight against militants following a Taliban massacre at a school...

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A new study has revealed that over half of the married men are attracted to their wives’ moms. The survey of 1,500 men found that while quarter of men have a genuine crush on their partner’s mum, 31% felt their mother-in-law secretly fancied them, and a one in six thought their partner’s mother looked better than their other half.

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The whole world must understand that Saudi Arabia will never succumb to any pressure to change the way its judiciary and other organs of state function. This is because Islamic law underpins all these separate and autonomous bodies and entities. The judicial system is independent of the country’s executive, which means there is no interference in the decision of judges.

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With more than 13 million abortions recorded each year, China is the abortion capital of the world. And that is without counting the millions of abortions carried out at illegal hospitals.An investigation by CCTV’s program News 1+1 found that more than 50 percent of abortion patients are younger than 25 years old with the youngest only 13. Data from more than 300 hospitals in 30 cities show...

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Several High Street and high-end fashion brands have been implicated in a report on labor abuses in Cambodia. Human Rights Watch says it has uncovered alleged abuses at Cambodian garment factories that supply Marks & Spencer, Gap, H&M, Adidas and Armani.The pressure group found evidence of discrimination and anti-union practices, it says.

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Less than 24 hours after his final acquittal of paying for underage sex and abusing power, Silvio Berlusconi was back on the campaign trail Wednesday promising “Bunga bunga for everyone!” Though analysts voiced some doubts as to whether a political comeback would be easy, dozens of delighted supporters turned out to cheer the 78-year-old former prime minister as he arrived...

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LONDON - Harvard University has again won the laurel of world’s most prestigious university, while two Chinese higher education institutions Tsinghua and Peking also made good progress, according to the latest Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2015.

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The crisis does not lie. The flawless business model fashioned by UralVagonZavod leaders early in President Vladimir Putin’s third presidential term is falling apart before our eyes. That model is uncomplicated and effective: rank and file workers constantly demonstrate unlimited love for their national leader in exchange for ever larger state contracts for whatever nonsense will pay the bills.

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AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa approached the Karnataka High Court with “unclean hands” with the “false” claim that the Income Tax authorities had “accepted” her statements of income to be “true and genuine,” BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has stated in his written arguments submitted to the Court on Wednesday.“This is not only false, but it is knowingly false since Income...

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Health Minister Ahmed Al-Khateeb has urged his officials to provide the best health services to the guests of Allah who will be performing Haj during the forthcoming season.The minister made the comment while briefing key officials of his ministry on Monday during the first meeting of the Haj Preparatory Committee held at his office in Riyadh. The Ministry of Health...

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Aamir Khan has apologised to those who may have been offended by his last film ‘PK‘ saying there was no intention by the makers to hurt religious sentiments of anyone.The film, which received rave reviews and set the box office on fire, earned the ire of several groups, who claimed ‘PK’ hurt the sentiments of the people.

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Beirut, Lebanon - (AFP) It has become known for horrific images of beheadings and torture, but the Islamic State group is trying to lure foreign recruits to its “caliphate” with promises of adventure, homes, jobs -- even love. Using sophisticated recruitment techniques, the jihadists have attracted hundreds of supporters from Western countries to the swathes of territory they have seized in Syria...

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Abuja, Nigeria (AFP) - When Boko Haram attacks made life at home unbearable, Rebecca Samuel was confronted with a stark choice that any mother would struggle to make. Her family had decided to leave the remote town of Chibok, northeast Nigeria, in March 2014 because of the persistent threats from the Islamist militants. But Samuel decided that her 17-year-old daughter Sarah should...

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