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Baby and mother dug out of Maharashtra village debris

Pune , July 31 Amidst the grave tragedy in Malin, the village almost entirely wiped out by a landslide in Maharashtra, rescue teams Thursday dug out a three-month-old infant and his mother safely from the debris, officials said.

Don't treat children as adults: Amnesty

New Delhi , July 31 The Indian government must reject proposed amendments to juvenile justice laws that will allow children to be treated as adults in serious crimes, Amnesty International said Thursday.

Clowns gather in Guatemala to talk shop

Guatemala City , July 31 Over 200 professional clowns gathered in Guatemala earlier this week from across the Americas for a meet which allowed them to exchange insights about their trade.

'Stigma-free' upbringing for sex workers' kids

Barrackpore (West Bengal) , July 30 Contrary to what their mothers have to face, it is a "stigma-free" atmosphere for 34 children of sex workers staying at a charitable trust here, around 25 km from West Bengal capital Kolkata.

New device allows blind to read graphs

Melbourne , July 30 In what could open up new career paths and educational opportunities for the visually impaired, researchers have developed a digital system that allows them to read graphical material.

Ankle tag monitoring for binge drinkers in London

London , July 31 London mayor Boris Johnson Thursday launched the first scheme in Britain that will enforce alcohol abstinence among offenders who binge drink through compulsory use of ankle tags.

Professional clowns gather in Guatemala

Guatemala City , July 31 More than 200 professional clowns from across Latin America were in Guatemala this week for a meeting to exchange insights about their trade.

Reach out to others as friends: UN chief

United Nations , July 31 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has called upon all to reach out to one another as friends and build long-term foundations for lasting peace in the time of mistrust and violence.

British drink too much, ignorant: Survey

London , July 30 Britons are largely viewed as heavy drinkers and ignorant of other cultures, according to a survey by the British Council.

Wear anything in Goa: Parrikar

Panaji , July 30 People are free to wear what they want in Goa, but those who find it objectionable are also free to book them for obscenity, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the legislative assembly Wednesday.