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China sees highest number of births in a century in 2016

China last year saw its highest number of births this century, officials said, a baby bump that came after the country relaxed its family planning policies in 2015 to allow more families a second child. The country welcomed 17.86 million new children in 2016, an annual increase of 7.9 percent

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19/01/2017
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Talks on development of Trincomalee port by India in final  stages: Sri Lanka

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NGOs call for rejecting politics of fear and division

Days before Donald Trump assumes office of the US President, a group of global non-profit groups on Tuesday asked world leaders here ...

17/01/2017
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Man in Saudi jail for over 15 yrs; family moves MEA for help

A man from Bihar has been languishing in a jail in Saudi Arabia for over 15 years, and his family, unable to pay a punishment sum of ...

16/01/2017
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World's economic model deeply flawed: Study        

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16/01/2017
WEF to open select sessions to public

WEF to open select sessions to public

             Looking to shed its image of being  an exclusive club of the global elite, ...

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US dog saves owner by lying on him in freezing conditions

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 Scottish church criticised for reading 'Quran' passage

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