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Dec 06, 2018
World Bank report says child marriage costs African countries billions; West Africa has highest rate of marriage before 15Every year of secondary education reduces the likelihood of marrying before the age of 18 by five percent or more, it added in the report, "Educating Girls and Ending Child Marriage".
Nov 30, 2018
Ebola outbreak in Congo now second largest in history, says WHO; officials confirm 198 deaths due to diseaseMore than 37,000 people have received Ebola vaccinations, and Congo has begun the first-ever trial to test the effectiveness and safety of four experimental Ebola drugs.
Nov 23, 2018
Bharti Airtel completes tender offer to buyback $1.5 bn debt to manage capital structure, reduce gross debtBharti Airtel International (Netherlands) B V commenced cash purchase of $1.5 billion, 5.125 percent Guaranteed Senior Notes due in 2023.
Oct 26, 2018
Pope Francis stalls on Belgium bishops' suggestion to allow young married men to become Catholic priestsThe number of priests and nuns dropped sharply in 2016 in Europe — and the Americas to a lesser extent.
Oct 17, 2018
US conducts largest air strike in two years against Somalian militants, kills 60 Al-Shabaab fightersThe United States conducted its largest airstrike in nearly two years against militants in Somalia, killing about 60 Al-Shabaab fighters, the US military has said.
Oct 12, 2018
Sierra Leone cancels China-backed airport deal; Chinese foreign ministry rejects claims of rift between Freetown and BeijingSierra Leone has cancelled plans to build an airport with China's help in the outskirts of the country's capital, Freetown, saying it was economically unviable.
Oct 10, 2018
Imran Khan to visit Beijing: Pakistan PM's love for China will be tested by CPEC rethink, ill-treatment of UighursA CPEC under fire is a very real threat to the overall Belt and Road Initiative.
Oct 09, 2018
Pakistan 'reviews' CPEC amid concerns over multi-billion dollar project; China defends initiativeThe CPEC is the chief component of China's ambitious Belt and Road project which envisages connecting Asia, Africa and Europe through a network of highways, seaports and lanes.
Oct 04, 2018
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat claims only Indian civilisation survived onslaught of invaders, country still has Hindu majorityBhagwat was speaking at an event to launch a book on the life of former Congress president and founder of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Madan Mohan Malviya.
Sep 23, 2018
Lake Victoria ferry disaster: Toll rises to 209 in boat accident in Tanzania; rescue workers pull out one survivorAlthough hopes were fading of finding any more survivors in Lake Victoria by day three of the search effort, workers rescued an engineer who had managed to locate a pocket of air in the vessel.