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In virus era, back-to-school plans stress working parents Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

By TRAVIS LOLLER, NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP):- For generations, school has been an opportunity for American children to learn and make friends. For many parents today, though, it’s something that’s elemental in a very different way: a safe place that cares for their children while they are at work..

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Jumla sees gradual decline in malnutrition rate

Mandutta Rawal, JUMLA:- Jumla district has witnessed a gradual decline in the malnutrition rate. According to the five-year data of the District Health Office, the malnutrition rate is decreasing in Jumla. As per the data for the year 2015, 10.6 percent children below one r were found under..

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Man wins $2M lottery after clerk gives him wrong ticket Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

MICHIGAN, (AP):- A man in suburban Detroit was given the wrong lottery ticket. But there was no mistake about the result: a $2 million winner. The Michigan Lottery said the man stopped at a gas station in Eastpointe, Michigan, to put air in a tire. He needed change for the air machine and also..

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Simkot faces blackout for couple of days

HUMLA:- Simkot, the district headquarters of Humla and surrounding settlement have faced a power cut since Sunday following a problem in the power supply system at Hildum Small Hydropower Project . The 500-kilowatt project's power house reports issues in its machinery system, forcing around 18..

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A dog’s life: Scientists find new formula for canine age Thursday, July 9th, 2020

WASHINGTON, (AFP):- A well-known "rule of paw" holds that you can tell how old your pooch is in human terms by multiplying its age in years by seven. But in fact, the real ratio changes over time, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) said Thursday, following a study of biological changes to..

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First-ever online Paris fashion week clicks off

PARIS, (AFP):- The first-ever online Paris fashion week clicks off Monday with the world of glitzy runway shows thrown into an existential crisis by the coronavirus. Paris haute couture and men's fashion weeks have been rolled into one, with labels making films to showcase their clothes instead of..

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Cirque du Soleil files for bankruptcy protection Monday, June 29th, 2020

MONTREAL, (AFP):- Cirque du Soleil announced on Monday it is filing for bankruptcy protection and cutting thousands of jobs as the world's most famous circus troupe seeks to survive the coronavirus pandemic. The Canadian group said its application would be heard by the Superior Court of Quebec on..

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Taiwan parade celebrates LGBT Pride, island’s virus success Sunday, June 28th, 2020

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP):- The Taiwanese capital held its annual LGBT Pride parade on Sunday, making it one of the few places in the world to proceed with such an event in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The parade in Taipei has drawn tens of thousands of people in the past, but participant..

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Limbu musical heritage ‘Palam’ drawing non-Limbu fans Friday, June 26th, 2020

Birat Anupam, SUNSARI:- "Sewaro aanga Kumar BK'', says a Dalit youth from Solma of Tehrathum district in fluent Limbu language which translates as 'Namaste, I am Kumar BK'. A non-Limbu youth, Kumar, proceeds and starts singing 'Palam'. Palam is an incredible musical heritage of indigenous Limbu..

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Monsoon becomes active across country in Nepal Sunday, June 21st, 2020

KATHMANDU:- Monsoon that entered Nepal some days ago from the east has become active across the country. Today it is raining in Gandaki State, State 5 and some areas of Sudurpaschim State. Rain is predicted across the country, said the Meteorological Forecasting Division. Scanty and moderate rain..

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Over 1% of humanity displaced: UN Friday, June 19th, 2020

GENEVA, (AFP):- Nearly 80 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to violence and persecution, marking a near-doubling of global displacement in a decade, the UN said Thursday. By the end of 2019, one out of every 97 people in the world was living uprooted and displaced, according..

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