Society

Regulator gives green light for Britain's first three-parent IVF babies

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16 Mar 2017
Britain's fertility regulator on Thursday granted doctors the first UK license to create babies using a three-parent IVF technique designed to prevent inherited genetic diseases. The technique is known as "three-parent" IVF,...
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US travel ban leaves LGBT refugees in limbo

13 Mar 2017
Beaten by his brother because of his sexual orientation while growing up in Iran, Ramtin Zigorat's greatest wish is to wake up one day and to not have to look over his shoulder. The 27-year-old gay rights activist, currently living...
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Want to get kids to read more? Give them a stuffed toy

11 Mar 2017
Stuffed animal sleepovers are one of the fun and effective ways to get children interested in reading, suggests a new Japanese study.   Designed to get children interested in picture books, stuffed animal sleepover programmes involve...
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Hounded out: battle to save beloved British dogs

Larger dogs, some of them globally-famous native breeds, are being squeezed out by handbag-sized pooches better suited to modern busy lifestyles and smaller homes (AFP / Oli Scarff).
10 Mar 2017
Eclipsed in the rush for so-called designer dogs, some famous British breeds are now threatened with extinction, the world's biggest dog show Crufts warned as it kicked off its annual showpiece event.   Globally-famous native...
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Nike commercial celebrates Arab female athletes 'to inspire others'

 
 




Emirati figure skater Zahra Lari competes last month in Abu Dhabi.
 




 
08 Mar 2017
"What will they say about you?" is a rhetorical question with which many women and girls in the Middle East are all too familiar. Young women pursuing their dreams irrespective of the rigid traditional gender roles in the region...
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Opening a new chapter at India's 'Grandmothers schools'

Sheetal Prakash More (R), a 30-year-old teacher, helps Janabai Kedar, 74, as she writes on a slate at Aajibaichi Shaala (Grandmothers' School) in Fangane village, India, February 15, 2017 (Danish Siddiqui / Reuters). 
06 Mar 2017
Aajibaichi Shaala is not your ordinary school in India. The students at the "Grandmothers school" in the village of Fangane are elderly women who are getting the chance to learn to read. "I love going to school," Kamal...
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If you want to have more kids, read this first!

04 Mar 2017
New research suggests that having more children could increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) for not only mothers but also fathers too.   According to Professor Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, chairperson of the European Society of...
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These families live in a cave, and they really don’t want to leave

A woman holding a baby on her back in the village of Zhongdong, where a group of 18 families live inside a natural cave.
25 Feb 2017
High in the misty hills of southwestern China, an hour’s hike from any road, the lowing of livestock echoes through Zhongdong village, where a group of 18 families live inside an enormous natural cave. The final hold-outs of the...
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Nike commercial celebrates Arab female athletes 'to inspire others'

23 Feb 2017
"What will they say about you?" is a rhetorical question with which many women and girls in the Middle East are all too familiar. Young women pursuing their dreams irrespective of the rigid traditional gender roles in the region...
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Dubai police summon Russian model who dangled from skyscraper

Russian model who posed for a video while dangling from a skyscraper (Reuters)
21 Feb 2017
Dubai police have summoned a Russian model, who posed for a video while dangling from a skyscraper, to sign a pledge not to put her life in danger again, a local newspaper reported on Saturday. A video of the model, identified by local...
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