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Woman pulled alive from rubble two days after Taiwan quake

Woman pulled alive from rubble two days after Taiwan quake

A woman was pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed building in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan on Monday and another man has been found alive trapped inside more than 48 hours after a deadly earthquake struck, officials said. The death toll from the quake rose to 35 earlier on Monday, with more […]

Medical experts seek help to curb mother-to-child spread of HIV/AIDS

Medical experts seek help to curb mother-to-child spread of HIV/AIDS

THE vision of halting the spread of HIV/AIDS to the next generation of Nigerians can only be realised if the Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission (PMTCT) of the ailment is given utmost attention by governments at all levels. This was stated by medical experts yesterday at the 16 local councils of Taraba State when they hosted […]

Kenya Leads Globally on Ending FGM, But Challenges Persist

Kenya Leads Globally on Ending FGM, But Challenges Persist

Kenya is about to mark the international day of zero tolerance for female genital mutilation (FGM), at a time when the country has taken many steps forward. However, while overall rates of FGM in Kenya are declining, the prevalence of medicalization of FGM is increasing. According to the Kenyan Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) 2014, […]

My Trials, Triumphs and Lessons as a political candidate.

My Trials, Triumphs and Lessons as a political candidate.

Life as I know it is full of ups and downs, but when you go through traumatic incidents, it is very hard to find the strength to get back up and keep on pushing.   The year 2014 was a revelation to me. I decided to go into politics, unaware of the intrigues, expense and […]

Study Finds Nutrient May Offer Women Protection Against Breast Cancer

Study Finds Nutrient May Offer Women Protection Against Breast Cancer

For girls and young women, getting a lot of fiber could pay off decades later with lowered risk of developing breast cancer, according to a large U.S. study. Researchers analyzed data on more than 44,000 women participating in a long-term study and found those who ate the most fiber during high school and early adulthood […]

Inside the booming Muslim fashion industry

Inside the booming Muslim fashion industry

Anas Silwood moved to Jordan from Britain to study Arabic back in 2000. The 20-something was supposed to stay for only a few months, but he soon decided Amman was the place he wanted to be. He learned Arabic, converted to Islam and settled. “Every time I went back to the UK I had the […]

Ignoring “gadget guilt” isn’t so simple: Here’s why we should stay worried about kids and tech

Ignoring “gadget guilt” isn’t so simple: Here’s why we should stay worried about kids and tech

It’s a debate we’ll probably never settle: How much, and what kind of, technology do we want our children to use? With parents, friends and relatives buying Christmas gifts, and the enforced downtime that comes with school vacations and family togetherness, many kids will be on cellphones and tablets and everything else for eyeball-crossing stretches of […]

The sketchy numbers behind Brazil’s Zika crisis

The sketchy numbers behind Brazil’s Zika crisis

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — There are a lot of big numbers flying around as the world struggles to understand and hopefully control the spread of the Zika virus. The epicenter of this apparent crisis is northeastern Brazil, where there has been a reported surge in children born with abnormally small heads — a condition […]

Cricket Team Of Maasai Warriors Goes To Bat For Women’s Rights

Cricket Team Of Maasai Warriors Goes To Bat For Women’s Rights

A group of young Maasai warriors in Kenya grew up hunting, but traded in their spears for something unexpected: cricket bats. Since they first learned cricket in 2007, the Maasai Cricket Warriors have become a semi-professional team and traveled all the way to London for a cricket championship. But their biggest challenge has not been on […]

Seven African Films Streaming On Netflix Every Black Person Should See

Seven African Films Streaming On Netflix Every Black Person Should See

We at WatchTheYard.com have compiled a list of “Seven African Films Streaming On Netflix Every Black Person Should See.” Whether it is a “Netflix and Chill” night or you are looking to catch up on that movie everybody always talks about that you never got a chance to see, this is a great list for […]