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A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India

The signs came early that Abhina Aher was different.<p>Born a boy biologically and given the male name Abhijit, Aher grew up in a middle-class neighborhood of Mumbai, India. The son of a single mother who nurtured a love of dance, Aher would watch enthralled as she performed.<p>"I used to love to wear …

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Cambridges spend time with families of diggers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent private time with four bereaved military families on Saturday during a visit to the Amberley air base near Brisbane.<p>The pair met quietly with the families outside an official veterans' reception on the base.<p>Wiliam and Kate spoke to two families each, spending …

Venezuela’s Agony: Weak President, Strong Generals, Riots and Cocaine

One year after his election, President Maduro is losing his grip. But it’s not the opposition that’s growing stronger; it’s the cocaine-corrupted …

Baird raises jailed Canadian journalist’s case in Egypt

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says he raised the case of a Canadian journalist on trial in Egypt when he met with his counterpart in Cairo this week, noting concerns about Mohamed Fahmy's medical needs and the importance of a fair and timely trial.<p>Mr. Baird said he discussed the matter with …

Health and safety law 'misused', minister warns

<b>A government minister has written to schools and local authorities in England urging a more common sense approach to health and safety.</b><p>Work and pensions minister Mike Penning described those who misuse the legislation as "jobsworths".<p>He said he wants to avoid situations like a ban on school pupils …

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New Test Could Diagnose Asthma With A Single Drop Of Blood

The test works by gauging the speed of white blood cells.<p>While some symptoms of asthma, like wheezing, are obvious, a diagnosis of asthma is not always clear cut, especially if they don't occur when patients are with their doctors, and involve trials of lung function and tests for allergies. But …

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