Health & Science
Kurdish man accused of making knife threats at Kurdistan restaurant
PNA - A Kurdish man has appeared in court accused of threatening a man with a knife inside a restaurant.
Top U.N. Rights Official Denounces Executions in Iraq as ‘Obscene’
PNA-With increasing regularity, Iraq’s condemned prisoners are rounded from their cells in groups. One by one, they are led down a hallway to an execution chamber where they are hanged, the sound of the trapdoor reverberating through the cells. There is no advance notice, no last meal, no goodbyes.
Saddam Hussein's ouster: Iraq a decade on
PNA-Baghdad: Iraq on Tuesday marks a decade since US-led forces took control of Baghdad, sealing the ouster of Saddam Hussein's brutal regime, but the country remains plagued by deadly attacks and mired in political crises.
China Pays Citizens Who Choose Watery Grave
PNA - With land stretched increasingly thin amongst its 1.35 billion citizens, China is running out of places to bury its dead. The solution? Sea burials, and several cities are going to great lengths to make the option an attractive one. Several offer cash incentives—from $160 in Guangzhou to $1,290 in Wenzhou—and all-expenses-paid boat trips to citizens who scatter their relatives' ashes at sea, the Washington Post reports.
U.N. checks reports Turkey deported hundreds of Syrian refugees
PNA-The United Nations refugee agency said on Thursday it was very worried by reports of mass deportations of Syrians from Turkey and said it had taken up the issue with Turkish authorities.
Iraqi Man gets prison for faking disability and committing fraud
PNA-A 47-year-old fraudster has been arrested in Sweden after he posed as a disabled person in order to receive a grant.
39K Girls Forced to Marry Each Day
PNA - How young is too young to get married? In many countries, the answer to that question would disturb you. A new UN Population Fund survey of 42 countries found that more than a third of all girls under the age of 18 in them are married, many presumably against their will.
Lebanese women take to the streets and dance for their ‘rights’
PNA-Dozens of Lebanese women dance in front of the home of the country’s parliament speaker, Nabih Berri, to send a clear message of urgency to pass a law that looks to protect women from domestic violence.
Syrian women face horror of war, displacement to give birth
PNA-Syrian women waiting for pre-natal care at a Lebanese clinic know their pregnancies may end prematurely due to stress and fear, and that they may be unable to provide for their babies.
Suspect in Tourist's Murder: Turkish Homeless Man
PNA - Police in Turkey are looking for a 46-year-old homeless man who they say has become the top suspect in the murder of Staten Island mom Sarai Sierra.
U.S. pharmaceutical exports to Iran cut in half in 2012
PNA-Exports of U.S. pharmaceuticals to Iran were cut in half last year, according to data released on Friday, while overall U.S. exports to the Islamic republic rose about nine percent because of grain sales.
Girl Shot by Taliban Having Surgery on Skull
PNA - The teenage education advocate shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan last year will have what doctors hope is her final surgery in the recovery process.
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