First large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa

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April 25, 2017 05:58 pm

A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization said Monday, with 360,000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 ...

Nepal quake turned women into builders

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April 25, 2017 03:53 pm

Reconstruction in Nepal has been slow since a devastating earthquake two years ago. But in some rural areas women are breaking with tradition and picking up tools to speed thing...

A Cannabis Church Opens in Denver ; Marijuana on Religious Grounds?

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April 24, 2017 04:03 pm

(New York Times) For the International Church of Cannabis in Denver, there were three reasons to celebrate on Thursday. First, it was opening day. The church, a more tha...

Diet sodas may be tied to stroke, dementia risk

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April 21, 2017 01:41 pm

  Gulping down an artificially sweetened beverage not only may be associated with health risks for your body, but also possibly your brain, a new study su...

Australia introduces major overhaul of migration process; makes it difficult to gain citizenship

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April 20, 2017 10:47 am

Australia will make it more difficult to gain citizenship in a major overhaul of its migration process, the BBC reported. Aspiring citizens will undergo tougher tests on...

Path to Universal Education

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April 19, 2017 05:21 pm

DAR ES SALAAM – It may be true that every journey begins with a single step. But when it comes to education, especially in low- and middle-income countries, we have a long...

Most teens 'relatively' happy, OECD finds

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April 19, 2017 05:21 pm

Despite the danger of excessive internet use and the threat of bullying, most teenagers around the world are “relatively” happy with their lot, a major OECD survey s...

Justice Delayed, Justice Denied

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April 19, 2017 03:57 pm

With Colombo expected to get another reprieve from prosecuting war crimes during nearly 30 years of civil conflict, Neville de Silva questions whether trials will ever happen ...

Getting control of an addiction that's worse than alcohol and drugs

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April 18, 2017 02:35 pm

If you can’t turn away from Facebook, Snapchat or other social media, you aren’t alone. And now, there are therapists who can help you with a digital intervention, a...

World's oldest person, last one of 19th century, dies in Italy at 117

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April 17, 2017 03:05 pm

(REUTERS) Emma Morano, who at 117 was believed to be the world's oldest person and the last surviving child of the 19th century, died on Saturday, swearing to the end on her...


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Businessman Nimal Perera sells out of Pan Asia

Businessman Nimal Perera, who fell out with long-time friend Dhammika Perera recently, sold his stake in Pan Asia Bank on Tuesday, brokers said ...

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Features & Analysis

Man Booker International Prize shortlist announced

Six books were shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize on last week the New York Times reported....

Colourful exhibits with ‘Pursuit of Love’ and ‘Cellscapes II’

After a quiet week with Colombo enjoying the Avurudu festivities, the city’s events calendar is livening up. ...

‘Pulse of the Heartians’ this weekend

BnS, Billy Fernando and 2Forty2, Hector Dias, Umaria and Voice.Print are the stars who will perform together at &ldqu...

Young student wins under 15 Scrabble title at ASTAR Scrabble Challenge

Janul de Silva of Royal College became the Under 15 Champion at the ASTAR Scrabble Challenge International (ASCI...