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Higher blood lead found in pregnant women of Bangladesh: icddr,b study By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 18th July, 2018, 09:43

The study identified multiple possible sources of lead exposure from the environment and food sources

Higher blood lead found in pregnant women of Bangladesh: icddr,b study

Welcome to the Meghalayan Age - a new phase in history Welcome to the Meghalayan Age

Geologists have classified the last 4,200 years as being a distinct age in the story of our planet


Prehistoric bake-off: Recipe for oldest bread revealed Recipe for the world's oldest bread revealed

According to scientists, this is the recipe for the world's oldest bread, dating back more than 14,000 years


When Teesta water treaty loomed large on India-Bangladesh ties When Teesta water treaty loomed large on India-Bangladesh ties

Both countries have come a long way from 2011, when the Teesta water accord was caught in a diplomatic logjam


Killing rats could save coral reefs Killing rats could save coral reefs

Scientists now advocate eradicating rats from all of the islands to protect these delicate marine habitats


Cave rescue: 'Hope became reality' says Navy Seal chief

Cave rescue 'hope became reality'

The group was trapped in the cave by rising water and rescued in a dramatic operation that captivated the world


DNA tests ordered to reunite separated migrant families

DNA tests for separated migrant families

Activists fear the DNA data can be used by the government for other purposes


Silent pain: Rohingya rape survivors' babies quietly emerge

Rohingya rape survivors' babies quietly emerge

More than 10 months have passed since Myanmar's security forces launched a sweeping campaign of rape and other brutalities against the Rohingya


Forecast of heavy rain could complicate Thai cave rescue Forecast of heavy rain could complicate Thai cave rescue

The 13, who disappeared when flooding trapped them in the cave they were exploring on June 23 after a soccer game, were found by rescue divers


Journalist leaves ABC after inaccurate Flynn report Journalist leaves ABC after inaccurate Flynn report

Ross reported that Flynn would testify that the president ordered him to reach out to Moscow during the 2016 presidential campaign


Himmler's daughter worked for post-war German spy agency Himmler's daughter worked for spy agency

Her father was in Hitler's inner circle and is viewed as the chief architect of the Holocaust


Capital Gazette shooting: Staff publish Friday edition Capital Gazette shooting: Staff publish Friday edition

A Capital Gazette reporter tweeted the charge sheet which shows that Jarrod Ramos was charged with five counts of first-degree murder


China caps film stars' pay over 'money worship and tax evasion' China puts limit on film stars' pay

Actors in Chinese films and TV programmes will have their pay capped at 40% of total production costs


Dr Yunus urges all to get out of civilisation based on greed Dr Yunus urges all to get out of civilisation based on greed

Dr Yunus says one percent of the global population controls 73 percent of the wealth and greed will start swallowing up everything creating conflicts


133 politicians murdered ahead of Mexico elections: study 133 politicians murdered ahead of Mexico elections

It is by far the most violent election on record in Mexico, which also registered a record number of murders across the board last year: 25,339


Revamped drug could save lives of many new mothers – WHO Revamped drug 'lifesaver for new mothers'

The medicine - known as heat-stable carbetocin - helps prevent sometimes fatal bleeding after women give birth


Noura Hussein: Appeals court overturns death sentence Sudan court scraps teen's death sentence

According to a 2017 report by the UN's children's fund Unicef, one third of Sudanese girls are married before they turn 18


Phillip Hancock: Rare foreign organ donor praised in China Rare foreign organ donor praised in China

The posthumous gift of the Australian's organs has been lauded in China, a nation with few foreign donors, and changed five lives


Saudi women hit the roads after driving ban is lifted Saudi women hit the roads after driving ban is lifted

It's a historic moment for women who have had to rely on their husbands, fathers, brothers and drivers to run basic errands, get to work


Why India's air looks different from space Why India's air looks different from space

It is the presence of formaldehyde - a colourless gas that is naturally released by vegetation but also from a number of polluting activities


New laws must to tackle online violence against women, girls: UN New laws must to tackle online violence against women, girls: UN

Dubravka says there is now an urgent need for specialised national legislative and policy measures based on existing human rights instruments


UN says over 25,000 people fled Yemen fighting at Hodeida Over 25,000 people fled Yemen fighting at Hodeida: UN

The campaign to seize control of Hodeida, as Hodeida's port is the Yemen's main entry point for most humanitarian aid


Abortion to avoid birth defects is similar to Nazi crimes: Pope Abortion to avoid birth defects is similar to Nazi crimes: Pope

In addition to his comments on abortion and fetal testing, Pope Francis makes clear what he believes the definition of a human family should be


Trump threatened to send 25 million Mexicans to Japan: report Trump threatened to send 25 million Mexicans to Japan: report

EC President Jean-Claude Juncker also came under fire and was repeatedly described by Trump as a "brutal killer" in reference to the bloc's antitrust


Trooping the Colour: Royals join Queen at birthday parade

Queen Elizabeth celebrates 92nd birthday

Prince Philip, who retired from royal duties last year, did not attend the military parade. He turns 97 on Sunday


Villagers suffer for awful state of road in Goalanda Villagers suffer for awful state of road in Goalanda

As there is no alternative road, the villagers have to struggle to cross the road to reach their schools, colleges, offices and bazars amid hurdles


Trump flips US foreign policy upside down Trump flips US foreign policy upside down

Trump's feuds with Washington's traditional partners are sure to test his promise that his "America First" ideology does not mean America alone


Women outnumber men in Spain PM Sánchez's new cabinet Women outnumber men in new Spain cabinet

Women are given some of the biggest jobs including the defence, economy, finance and education portfolios


Pomegranate contamination kills woman in Australia Tainted pomegranate kills Australian woman

It has been linked to 24 cases of hepatitis A nationally


US must stop separating migrant children from parents: UN US must stop separating migrant children from parents: UN

“The use of immigration detention and family separation as a deterrent runs counter to human rights standards and principles,” Shamdasani says


First Saudi women receive driving licenses amid crackdown First Saudi women receive driving licenses amid crackdown

The 10 women who were issued licenses already held driving licenses from other countries, including the US, UK, Lebanon and Canada


Save the Children report says 1.2bn children at risk Over half of world's children 'at risk'

The charity's second End of Childhood index says more than 1.2 billion children face these threats, with 153 million facing all three


North Koreans dare to criticise 'vampire leader' North Koreans dare to criticise 'vampire leader'

In North Korea, where leader Kim Jong-un has almost godlike status, to question him out loud is for many unthinkable


Carlo Cottarelli: Italy president names stop-gap PM Italy president names stop-gap PM

Italy, the EU's fourth-biggest economy, has been without a government since elections in March because no political group can form a majority


Italy's populists are blocked as 'political referee' waves the red card Italy's 'political referee' waves red card

"Membership of the euro is a fundamental choice for the future of our country and our young people," the President adds


The story barely reported by Indian media The story barely reported by Indian media

Cobrapost claims to have revealed a deeply engrained bias towards the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) within many of India's leading media groups


Inequality in India can be seen from outer space

Inequality in India can be seen from outer space

Most of India is dark at night because there is little economic activity going on


Will name it ‘Survival’ if any film made on Rohingya kids: Priyanka Will name it ‘Survival’ if any film made on Rohingya kids: Priyanka

The Goodwill Ambassador of Unicef, feels so blessed after visiting Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar and meeting helpless Rohingya children


Rohingya children caring a responsibility for all: Priyanka Rohingya children caring a responsibility for all: Priyanka

“The whole world has to care and take action. Child is a child. It’s a responsibility for all. These children have nothing,” Priyanka Chopra says


Detained Saudi women driving campaigners branded traitors Detained Saudi women driving campaigners branded traitors

Pro-government media outlets have splashed their photos online and on newspapers, accusing them of betrayal and of being traitors


Australian PM wishes a peaceful Ramadan for Muslims Australian PM wishes a peaceful Ramadan for Muslims

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday wished all those observing this holy month a…

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