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Chronicles of the Rings: What Trees Tell Us

Chronicles of the Rings: What Trees Tell Us

From the early 1700s until the 1960s, the fast moving river of wind known as the North Atlantic Jet Stream, which drives weather extremes over Europe, was pretty steady on its course. Then it became less predictable.

Mass Quran Reading in Malaysia to Mark Sacred Date

Mass Quran Reading in Malaysia to Mark Sacred Date

Dressed in robes and chanting in Arabic, scores of Malaysian Muslim children read the Quran aloud in a mosque to mark a special date in the Islamic calendar. About 80 people, mostly Islamic school students, gathered near the town of Bentong to observe Nuzul al-Quran, when Muslims believe the begi

Oman’s Jokha Alharthi Wins Man Booker International Prize

Omani novelist Jokha Alharthi has won the Man Booker International prize for her novel Celestial Bodies translated from Arabic to English. She has become the first Arabic-language writer to win the prize. Celestial Bodies is set in the Omani village of al-Awafi and follows the stories of three

Ramadan Tent Project Prepares Iftar Meals in Britain

Ramadan Tent Project Prepares Iftar Meals in Britain

Every year, The Ramadan Tent Project puts on its Open Iftar – a mass meal to be eaten with fellow Muslims at the end of their fast every day during Ramadan.

WHO: 20 Million Babies are Born Underweight Annually

WHO: 20 Million Babies are Born Underweight Annually

The World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that there is no remarkable decline in the number of babies born underweight. According to WHO experts, more than 20 million babies are born with a low birthweight (less than 2500g), around 15 percent of the babies born alive. The study published in

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