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Kaavan, Pakistan's lonesome elephant, starts new life in Cambodia

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PHNOM PENH Pakistan's lonely elephant Kaavan arrived in Cambodia by cargo plane on Monday to start a new life with 600 fellow pachyderms at a local sanctuary, the result of years of campaigning for his relocation by American singer Cher. | Video

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To Sir With Love - Winner of $1 million teacher prize changed girls' lives in India 04 Dec 2020

LONDON This year's Global Teacher Prize has been awarded to Ranjitsinh Disale for his work helping girls, most of then from poor tribal communities, at a village school in western India. | Video

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Facebook bans false claims about COVID-19 vaccines 03 Dec 2020

PALO ALTO, Calif. Facebook Inc on Thursday said it would remove false claims about COVID-19 vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts, following a similar announcement by Alphabet Inc's YouTube in October.

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Afghan government, Taliban reach breakthrough deal as calls grow for a ceasefire 02 Dec 2020

KABUL Afghan government and Taliban representatives reached a preliminary deal on Wednesday to press on with peace talks, their first written agreement in 19 years of war and welcomed by the United States as a chance to halt the violence. | Video

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Kaavan, Pakistan's lonesome elephant, starts new life in Cambodia 02 Dec 2020

PHNOM PENH Pakistan's lonely elephant Kaavan arrived in Cambodia by cargo plane on Monday to start a new life with 600 fellow pachyderms at a local sanctuary, the result of years of campaigning for his relocation by American singer Cher. | Video

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Kaavan, Pakistan's lonesome elephant, starts new life in Cambodia 02 Dec 2020

PHNOM PENH Pakistan's lonely elephant Kaavan arrived in Cambodia by cargo plane on Monday to start a new life with 600 fellow pachyderms at a local sanctuary, the result of years of campaigning for his relocation by American singer Cher. | Video

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Latest on worldwide spread of the coronavirus 01 Dec 2020

Healthcare workers and others recommended for the first COVID-19 inoculations could start getting shots within 24 hours after the vaccine receives regulatory authorization, the chief adviser for the U.S. government's Operation Warp Speed program said.

Taliban-Afghan government agreement marred by document's wording 30 Nov 2020

By Hamid Shalizi, Abdul Qadir Sediqi and Charlotte Greenfield

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Yemen pushes polio immunization in bid to stem outbreak 30 Nov 2020

SANAA Yemeni health worker Fairouz Sanad lugs a coolbox of polio vaccines from house to house, dripping the liquid into children's mouths hoping to stop an outbreak of the paralysing virus largely eradicated globally.

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'D-Day' for Pakistan's lonely elephant as handlers prepare airlift to Cambodia 29 Nov 2020

ISLAMABAD A team of animal experts began the task on Sunday of airlifting Pakistan's lonely elephant Kaavan on the long journey to his new home at a sanctuary in northwestern Cambodia, marking the culmination of years of campaigning by American singer Cher.