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Sunday, 19 July 2015





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Aung San Suu Kyi greets supporters in remote town of Natmauk - AFP


Women commandos to fight the Taliban

For years, Robina Shah has dreamed of joining the police force. Ever since her father, a police constable, was killed in a 2013 Taliban suicide attack in Peshawar, capital of Pakistan’s northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, she has longed to carry on his legacy.

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No longer the goddess of democracy

In the days leading up to Aung San Suu Kyi’s 70th birthday last week, public affection for the icon of Myanmar’s long struggle for democracy took many forms — from glowing pictorial ¬tributes in newspapers to Happy Birthday medleys on high Yangon radio rotation.

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Mapping mosquito diseases

Mosquitoes that carry the dengue and chikungunya viruses are more widespread than ever, believe scientists mapping the global spread of the insects. There are no treatments or vaccines for these diseases, so knowing where the mosquitoes that transmit them occur and thrive can help focus research and public health resources, scientists say.

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