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Dozens taken sick with food poisoning at Dir wedding

By Zahid Jan UPPER DIR: Scores of people, including women and children, took ill owing to suspected food poisoning at a marriage function in Upper Dir on Wednesday. Some of the people, who attended the wedding at Dherai village in Wari town of Upper Dir, consumed meals on Wednesday noon. They started vomiting and experienced…

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This 15-year-old Indian girl is waging a war against child marriage

JAIPUR: Priya Jangid, 15, a resident of a dusty village in Alwar, India, had refused to become a bride at the age of 10. And in the five years that followed, she has instead become a crusader against child marriage in her village, reported Times of India. Helped by Nobel Laureate Kailash Sathyarthi’s organization, Bachpan…

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Two minors martyred in Indian mortar shelling at Azad Kashmir village

MUZAFFARABAD: Indian army continued to target civilian population on the Working Boundary in Azad Kashmir, martyring two children on Wednesday. According to ISPR, the Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing along LOC in Rawalakot and Chirikot Sectors, targeting civil population of villages Kakuta, Chaffar, Serian and Narakot. Pakistan Army said mortars were fired by Indian…

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Is there a choice?

By: Zara Maqbool This year my maid/ children’s ‘Apa’ who had been with me for almost fourteen years got married. My biggest regret when it comes to her are two things: Firstly for never educating her literally and secondly for employing her when she was eleven years old. Between kids and many other excuses I…

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15 dead, over 100 missing in China landslide

Rescuers pulled 15 bodies from an avalanche of rocks that buried a mountain village in southwest China on Saturday as an increasingly bleak search for some 100 people carried into the night. Only three survivors — a couple and their one-month-old baby — have been found so far after 62 homes in Xinmo village vanished…

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Indonesian ‘rainbow village’ is internet sensation

Semarang, Indonesia: An Indonesian hamlet dubbed “the rainbow village” after being given a makeover in a kaleidoscope of colours is attracting hordes of visitors and has become an internet sensation. The collection of about 200 modest homes on a hillside above a river used to be a typical, low-income Indonesian neighbourhood that was filthy and…

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Samaa special: National anthem from Sheikhupura village

Samaa is spearheading ‘Tarana Sunao, Jazba Jagao’ (Rev up patriotic spirit with national anthem). Today’s national anthem was aired from Sheikhupura as children of kiln laborers from a village Kot Nadeem participated in the national anthem. Watch the national anthem here.

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Beautiful village life hidden in the Margalla Hills of Islamabad

Green hills, a host of chirpy birds, pure clean air away from pollution and dirt, this is what life offers in the small villages nestled in the Margallas where people have been settled for ages. Away from the troubles and speed in the urban areas, life in these beautiful villages is simple, just like its…

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Water a scarce commodity at Murad Shah’s native village

Syed Murad Ali Shah, the would-be Chief Minister of Sindh, has vowed to address challenging issues of the province, but on the other hand people in his native village are deprived of basic necessities of life. Watch this report….

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Lights finally come on for Indian village

ANANDPUR, INDIA: Ram Kishore searched long and hard to find a suitable wife for his son, but his efforts only paid off when electricity finally came to his village in the rural north India this year. It was not until the power pylons were installed as part of a government scheme to connect thousands of…

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Village in India’s Gujarat bans mobiles for single women

GUJARAT: A village in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat has banned single women from using mobile phones, with elders deeming the technology a “nuisance to society”. Members of the Suraj village council in Mehsana, the premier’s home district, passed a resolution in early February outlawing the use of mobile phones for…

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Landslide in Abbottabad leaves 50 villages cut off

HAVELIAN: At least 50 villages in Abbottabad district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were cut off from other parts of the area following a massive landslide, Samaa reported Sunday. According to our correspondent, the landslide hit Poona village in Havelian area late night. The landslide completely damaged a road and cut off nearly 50 villages from rest…

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Strange scarecrow Japan village

Having made, for the first time 13 years ago, a life-sized straw doll that resembled her father to keep off the birds from her garden, Tsukimi Ayano couldn’t help into making others too. Not looking back ever since, she turned her tiny village of Nagoro in southern Japan into a doll’s house teeming with her hand-sewn…

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Indian killer road creates village of widows

PEDDAKUNTA, India: For developing India, dangerous and potholed roads have long been a way of life. But one highway running through a village in the southern state of Telangana has gained a dire reputation, blamed for the deaths of scores trying to cross it. A bypass road of national highway 44 snakes through Peddakunta village,…

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Village to be hydrogen-powered

TOKYO: The athletes village for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo will be a futuristic “hydrogen town” where electricity and hot water are generated from the abundant element, a daily said Monday. Planners at the Tokyo metropolitan government want to use the opportunity of hosting the summer sporting festival, the Yomiuri Shimbun said, as a boost…

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Thousands feared dead as landslides swamp Afghan village

MAZAR-I-SHARIF: Landslides buried a village in northern Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 350 people and leaving thousands of others feared dead, as rescuers searched desperately for survivors trapped under the mud. Villagers at the disaster site in Badakhshan province used shovels to dig through rocks and dirt, with national authorities, the United Nations and…

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Suspected Islamists kill 90 in Nigeria village raid: witnesses

MAIDUGURI: Suspected Islamist fighters killed at least 90 people in an attack on a village in remote northeast Nigeria on Sunday, witnesses said. The gunmen surrounded the village of Izge, near the border with Cameroon, spraying it with bullets and burning down dozens of houses, they said.”As I am talking to you now, all the…

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Modern take on Abraham's sacrifice dissects Turkish village life

BERLIN: After years focusing on his visual arts career, Turkey's Kutlug Ataman has returned to feature filmmaking with a touching portrait of the pressures and hypocrisy of village life in his northeastern Anatolian homeland.'Kuzu' (The Lamb) uses the occasion of the circumcision of a young boy, Mert, to explore relations in his desperately poor family,…

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Gunmen kill 30 in central Nigerian village attack

JOS: Gunmen killed 30 people in a village in central Nigeria on Monday, officials said, in a religiously-mixed region with a long history of ethnic and communal violence.Violence in central Nigeria is frequently fuelled by long-running land disputes between semi-nomadic communities like the Muslim Fulani and farming settlers including mainly Christian Berom, both often armed…

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Gunmen kill 37 in central Nigeria village raids

JOS: Gunmen opened fire on four villages in central Nigeria early on Tuesday, killing 37 people in the latest tit-for-tat violence in ethnically and religiously divided Plateau state.Hundreds have been killed in the past year in clashes pitting the cattle-herding and largely Muslim Fulani people against settled communities like the Berom in Plateau.The attack “took…

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Islamist rebels kill 12 Alawites in Syrian village – monitors

BEIRUT: Fighters from an al Qaeda-linked rebel group killed 12 members of the minority Alawite sect in central Syria after seizing their village, an opposition monitoring group said on Wednesday.Alawites are an offshoot sect of Shi'ite Islam and have been increasingly targeted by radical fighters among the Sunni Muslim-dominated opposition in the 2-1/2 year revolt…

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