Pakistan to launch women-only taxi and bus services in Karachi

Pakistan to launch women-only taxi and bus services in Karachi

Pakistan is a highly patriarchal society, with cultural attitudes and social norms that are perpetuating a hostile environment for women. Some surveys are placing Pakistan among the most countries in the world for women. The government has taken steps to...
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Three quarters of Americans do not exercise enough, new study finds

Three quarters of Americans do not exercise enough, new study finds

“Regular physical activity is one of the most important things people can do to improve their health,” said the secretary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC. The organisation published a report on Tuesday, and found that only...
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Pope Francis says being homosexual isn’t a crime, but a sin

Pope Francis says being homosexual isn’t a crime, but a sin

Pope Francis, known for his progressive views on social issues, gave an interview to The Associated Press, in which he stated that “being homosexual isn’t a crime.” “Yes, it is a sin, but we must distinguish between a crime and...
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Church of England apologises to LGBTQ people, but still won’t marry them

Church of England apologises to LGBTQ people, but still won’t marry them

The Church of England has published a letter yesterday, apologising to LGBTQ people for the way they are treated by churches, admitting they have at times been “rejected or excluded”. “We want to apologize for the ways in which the...
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Mexico bans smoking in public places

Mexico bans smoking in public places

Mexico introduced a total ban on smoking in public spaces, including parks, beaches, hotels and restaurants. The ban is effective since Sunday 15 January and is one of the toughest anti-tobacco laws in the world. Advertising, promotion and sponsorship of...
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In Spain tobacco companies will pay for cleaning up cigarette butts

In Spain tobacco companies will pay for cleaning up cigarette butts

Cigarette butts can be harmful to the environment, as they are the most common form of litter and take up to 10 years to decompose, they can also be harmful to wildlife if ingested. Spanish government came up with a...
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Abortion pills can now be sold at pharmacies in the US

Abortion pills can now be sold at pharmacies in the US

New year came with changes of regulations in the US, to expand abortion access. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on 3rd January that abortion pills will now be available in retail pharmacies. “Under the Mifepristone REMS Program, as...
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