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US adds Pakistan government to child soldier recruitment list
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US adds Pakistan government to child soldier recruitment list

Washington/Islamabad: The US has included Pakistan, along with 14 other countries, on the list of the Prevention of Child Soldier Act, which identifies foreign governments that have government-backed armed groups that recruit or use child soldiers, A designation that may result in a ban on certain security aids. and commercial license of military equipment. The […]

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US evacuates key Afghan base; Pullout target now ‘end of August’
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US evacuates key Afghan base; Pullout target now ‘end of August’

WASHINGTON: Nearly 20 years after invading Afghanistan to drive out the Taliban and hunt al-Qaeda, the US military has evacuated its largest airspace in the country, pushing the final withdrawal, the Pentagon says. Will be completed by the end of August. President Joe Biden had instructed the Pentagon to complete the troop withdrawal by September […]

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Joe Biden says teachers ‘just don’t deserve praise’
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Joe Biden says teachers ‘just don’t deserve praise’

WASHINGTON: Speaking to the nation’s largest teachers’ union, President Joe Biden on Friday said the pandemic has given America’s parents the “ultimate lesson” on the challenges of the teaching profession. But more than that, he said, the past year has proved that teachers across America deserve higher salaries. “You deserve not only praise, but praise,” […]

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Just 7% of our DNA is unique to modern humans, study shows
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Just 7% of our DNA is unique to modern humans, study shows

Washington: What makes humans special? Scientists have taken another step toward solving an enduring mystery with a new tool that could allow a more accurate comparison between the DNA of modern humans and our extinct ancestors. Just 7% of our genome is uniquely shared with other humans, and not shared by other early ancestors, according […]

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US overdose deaths hit record 93,000 in pandemic last year
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US overdose deaths hit record 93,000 in pandemic last year

NEW YORK: The US government said on Wednesday that overdose deaths reached a record 93,000 last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This estimate so far eclipses that there has been an increase of approximately 72,000 drug overdose deaths in the past year and is a 29% increase. “It’s a staggering loss of human life,” said […]

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US overdose deaths hit record 93,000 in pandemic last year
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US overdose deaths hit record 93,000 in pandemic last year

NEW YORK: The US government said on Wednesday that overdose deaths reached a record 93,000 last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This estimate so far eclipses that there has been an increase of approximately 72,000 drug overdose deaths in the past year and is a 29% increase. “It’s a staggering loss of human life,” said […]

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Indians turning to Canada due to immigration policies, US lawmakers told
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Indians turning to Canada due to immigration policies, US lawmakers told

MUMBAI: “Highly skilled foreign nationals, including international students, are choosing Canada over the US,” said Stuart Anderson, executive director of the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP). ‚ÄúThis has happened in response to how difficult it is to work or obtain permanent residency in H-1B status in the United States, and the relative ease of […]

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Joe Biden hits accelerator on historic US infrastructure spending bid
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Joe Biden hits accelerator on historic US infrastructure spending bid

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden is set to make a rare visit to Congress on Wednesday to bolster his Democratic Party in a historic, high-wire bid to replace the United States with trillions of dollars in infrastructure spending. Biden, 78, is due for lunch with Senate Democrats and, when he returns to the White House, Democrats […]

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