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Thursday, December 07, 2017

Time names sexual abuse 'Silence Breakers' as Person of the Year
Time magazine named "The Silence Breakers" who revealed the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and assault across various industries that triggered a national reckoning in the United States as Person of the Year. "The Silence Breakers" designates a broad range of people, mostly women, from this year's first public accusers of disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein to those who shared their stories of abuse using the hashtag #MeToo and its foreign language equivalents. President Donald Trump was runner-up of the prestigious ranking, ahead of his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

Pak engineer kidnapped in Afghanistan rescued
A Pakistani engineer kidnapped in war-torn Afghanistan was today rescued by the Pakistan Army, officials sources said. Faiz Ahmed, who belongs to garrison city of Rawalpindi, was abducted in Afghanistan on August 21, while working on Torkham-Jalalabad road project, which is being supervised by army-linked Frontier Works Organization. A security official confirmed Ahmed's recovery without sharing any further details.

69% Indians believe life today is better than 50 yrs ago: Pew
Sixty-Nine per cent Indians believe that life today is better than it was some 50 years ago, the Pew Research Center, a US think tank, said today. Same is the case with several other countries which have seen dramatic economic transformations since the late 1960s, it said. However, Americans are split on the issue with 41 per cent saying life is worse while 37 per cent say it is better, the research said. The result is based on a recent survey of 38 countries and interviews with more than 40,000 people.

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