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Obesity can be counted as disability, says EU Court

Issue Date: Dec 21, 2014
“Obesity may count as disability if it becomes a hindrance in full and effective participation at work,’’ says Europe’s highest court. Disabled workers are protected from discrimination under European Union (EU) law and this ruling has now made it illegal to fire people for being too fat.

Psycho doctors’ role in CIA torture of detainees

Issue Date: Dec 20, 2014
The report by the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) on torture of detainees after the attack on World Trade Towers on September 11, 2001, has revealed involvement of health professionals beyond their mandated role.

Estimate of world’s oldest water

Issue Date: Dec 19, 2014
Scientists say that the world’s oldest water, found deep under Earth’s surface, could be holding more water than the volume of all of the world’s rivers, swamps and lakes put together. 

International outcry over Zimbabwe’s plan to export elephant calves

Author(s): Rajat Ghai 
Issue Date: Dec 19, 2014
  There has been a storm of protests from international organizations and conservationists after news broke recently that the government of Zimbabwe had captured “dozens” of baby elephants and was in the process of shipping them to China and/or the UAE.

Three die of suspected swine flu in Hyderabad

Issue Date: Dec 20, 2014
Chances of spread of swine flu have increased in India. Three people have died and more than a dozen hospitalised over the last one week of what doctors believe to be swine flu. The deaths have been reported from Hyderabad’s Gandhi Medical College and Hospital.
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