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Afghan girls fight prejudice with martial arts

On a snowy mountaintop to the west of Kabul, a group of Afghan girls practice the flowing movements of Wushu, a sport developed from ancient Chinese kung fu martial arts, stretching and bending and slashing the air with bright swords. In a country where women’s sport is severely restricted, the Shaolin Wushu club in a part of Kabul that is ...

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Kim Kardashian makes long-awaited return to social media

Kim Kardashian has made her long-awaited return to social media, three months after going silent in the wake of being held up and robbed of millions of dollars in jewelry at a Paris hotel. Kardashian posted a picture of her with husband Kanye West and their two children on Instagram on Tuesday and captioned the photo, “family.” It was her ...

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What’s in a bloom?

This city is a concrete jungle—is a statement we have all said or heard at some point, lamenting the utter lack of the soothing foliage in Dhaka. But even in this jungle, home is where we yearn to go, despite the boxed apartments and their caged grilled verandas. A bit of respite to our own lives, and senses, is brought ...

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All-female Afghan orchestra puts women’s rights at Davos center stage

Global leaders who attend the annual World Economic Forum in Davos are used to discussing women’s rights on panels. On Thursday they got a chance to hear an all-female Afghan orchestra that has overcome Islamist death threats on its way to its first international performance in the elite ski resort. Thirty young women, each wearing a matching bright red hijab, ...

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From Michelle Obama to Jacqueline Kennedy: Here are the most fashionable first ladies of the United States=[অক৯

    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Foyer (1961-1963): People continue to revere and look up to ‘Jackie’s’ timeless and simple fashion even 20 years after her death. Her skirt suits, pillbox hats, pussy-bow blouses, cropped pants, off-shoulder tops continue to inspire women and men in fashion, even today. That’s why no best dressed first ladies of US list will be complete ...

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Her New Home

A wedding is great fun for everyone involved. The numerous events that let women dress up to their hearts’ content, scrumptious spreads of food for all to devour, meeting friends and family, singing and dancing – it’s a celebration of the best kind! And while the guests are enjoying the biryani heartily and grooving to dance songs, it is the ...

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Short, indie segment features 46 films

The 15th edition of the festival, organised by Rainbow Film Society, will feature a total of 188 films from 67 countries. Like the previous edition, it has been divided into eight segments, including the Short and Independent segment. With an impressive list of directors, producers, and critics coming from different countries to grace the occasion, the festival, billed as the ...

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Almost 20% of breast cancer patients fail to complete prescribed endocrine therapy

Around 20% of breast cancer patients do not complete prescribed endocrine therapy, researchers reported at the ESMO Asia 2016 Congress in Singapore. The study in over 5,500 women found that younger patients and those who had taken hormone replacement therapy (HRT) were less likely to adhere to their medicine. “Adjuvant endocrine treatment such as tamoxifen prevents recurrence and improves absolute ...

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Healthcare spending for US kids up 56pc in 20 yrs

The cost of keeping American kids physically and mentally healthy increased 56 percent between 1996 and 2013, a new study finds. Healthcare expenditures jumped from nearly $150 billion in 1996 to more than $233 billion in 2013 for those 19 and younger, researchers found. Routine newborn care in the hospital accounted for the largest share of spending in 2013. Next ...

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