Sunday, 18 March 2018

Tag Archives: UNICEF

India leads global decline in child marriages: UN


An underaged bride, right, stands with family members during her marriage at a Hindu temple near Rajgarh, Madhya Pradesh state, India.. A significant fall in child marriages in South Asia has reduced the rate of marriage for girls globally, the UN children’s agency said Tuesday. (AP/Prakash Hatvalne) NEW DELHI: A ...

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When Priyanka Chopra met Malala Yousufzai


NEW YORK: Priyanka Chopra recently met Nobel Laureate Malala Yousufzai and the actor is in awe of her. Priyanka, who is the goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, shared a picture with Yousufzai on Instagram and hailed her for her efforts in empowering and inspiring young girls. “I could write a novel ...

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Priyanka Chopra meets Queen Rania before leaving Jordan

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JORDAN: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra met Queen Rania as she said goodbye to Jordan. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ambassador posted a picture from their meeting on Twitter and said that she felt fortunate on meeting the queen. The actress wrote, “Queen Rania is a true inspiration. Her tireless efforts ...

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Clooneys to help 3,000 Syrian children in Lebanon


LEBANON: George and Amal Clooney plan to help nearly 3,000 Syrian refugee children go to school this year in Lebanon, where the United Nations says around 200,000 Syrian refugee children are out of education. More than one million Syrians – including over 500,000 children – are registered as refugees in ...

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Sir Roger Moore: James Bond actor dies aged 89

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ZURICH: Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced. He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and the Spy Who Loved Me. In a statement posted on the actor’s official social media accounts, ...

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Sold into slavery: India’s lost generation of missing children

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     Nita Bhalla – It was a balmy August afternoon last year when 11-year-old Piyush Sharma disappeared while playing outside his home in the small east Indian town of Hatia. The skinny little boy, with big brown eyes and an infectious smile, had just returned from school and told his ...

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Shakira, Gordon : The odd couple

DAVOS: Shakira appears to have struck up a slightly unlikely friendship with former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The Colombian pop star was photographed with the ex-PM in Switzerland, briefly causing much confusion on social media. But Shakira explained they had been speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos ...

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Victoria grateful for family

LONDON: Victoria Beckham has admitted she feels ‘’so lucky’’ to have her family members including parents Jackie and Tony Adams, and sister Louise Adams, around her at Christmas. The fashion designer – who has sons Brooklyn, 17, Romeo, 14, Cruz, 11, and five-year-old daughter Harper with husband David Beckham – ...

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