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By 2050, half of world's child brides to be in Africa

Geneva, Nov 26 (IANS) The total number of child brides in Africa will rise from 125 million to 310 million by 2050 if current…

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  • Saina, Srikanth qualify for World Superseries … IANS - Wed 25 Nov, 2015

    Dubai, Nov 25 (IANS) Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth were the only two Indian shuttlers who on Wednesday qualified for the prestigious year-ending $1 million BWF World Superseries Finals to be played at the Hamdan Sports Complex here from December 9-13.

  • Four females to officiate Women's … IANS - Wed 25 Nov, 2015

    Dubai, Nov 25 (IANS) For the first time ever, four female officials have been selected for the Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier taking place in Bangkok from November 28 to December 5, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Wednesday.

  • India, Oman sail together marking 60 … IANS - Tue 24 Nov, 2015

    Muscat, Nov 24 (IANS) Ships of the Indian Navy and the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) set sail together from Muscat to Kochi in Kerala on Tuesday to celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries, an official statement said. "The flourishing trade of spices and garments from India and dates and gold from Oman, nurtured the two civilisations, developing cultural and trade linkage over many centuries. Since then, over five lakh Indians have made their home in Oman strengthening cultural linkages between the two nations," the statement said.

  • Turkey shoots down war plane near Syrian … ANI - Tue 24 Nov, 2015

    London, Nov. 24 (ANI): Turkey has shot down a war plane of unknown origin on Tuesday after it violated Turkish air space near the Syrian border and ignored warnings, a Turkish military official said.

  • FIFA court to make verdict on Blatter, … IANS - Tue 24 Nov, 2015

    Geneva, Nov 24 (IANS) The judgment branch of FIFA's ethics committee has opened a case against the world body's suspended president Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, with a verdict on the corruption allegations surrounding both men to be given in December. The panel of judges received the final report from the ethics committee's investigative branch on Saturday, which called for sanctions to be levelled against both men on Monday, reports Xinhua. The investigative branch did not disclose the severity of the recommended sanctions, or the evidence collected, but both Blatter and Platini have been involved in possible criminal conduct in a separate case launched by Swiss prosecutors.

  • Top CEOs pledge support for UN Climate … IANS - Mon 23 Nov, 2015

    Geneva, Nov 23 (IANS) The heads of 78 major multinational companies from India, Brazil, China, Europe and the US have pledged support for the United Nations' Climate Deal and have urged world leaders to "reach an ambitious climate deal" that they argue will "generate jobs and growth" across the world. In an open message, CEOs from 78 companies - a cross-sectoral coalition facilitated by the World Economic Forum that includes banking, manufacturing, construction and energy - extended an "open offer" to governments to co-design climate solutions ahead of the UNFCCC's Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris. The 78 CEOs represent $2.13 trillion in revenue - equivalent to India's GDP.

  • Sri Lanka possible venue for India-Pakistan … IANS - Mon 23 Nov, 2015

    Dubai, Nov 23 (IANS) The chances of holding next month's proposed India-Pakistan series have increased after the BCCI and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) held a meeting here with Sri Lanka emerging as a possible venue. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Shashank Mahohar and PCB chief Shahryar Khan met at the International Cricket Council (ICC) headquarters here on Sunday evening to discuss the fate of the series which has been thrown into uncertainty due to political tension between the two countries.



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