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‘There isn’t a family that didn’t face disaster’: Counting the cost of a decade of war in Syria

‘There isn’t a family that didn’t face disaster’: Counting the cost of a decade of war in Syria

World
After a decade of war, you might expect every city in Syria to be in ruins, and many are.Aleppo, Idlib, Homs, Raqqa, the places which have become synonymous with the horror of this past 10 years, are all in pieces. But while the disintegration of a country at war begins with the deaths and the destruction, beyond that are the legacies. A week in northern Syria has given me a glimpse of the enduring cost of this war.It's a story of unimaginable human suffering, a population haunted by a conflict which brought the world new levels of barbarism.It's now a nation fractured into factions, with superpowers vying for control and a war from which unintended consequences remain: the Islamic State is defeated, but not gone. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible vide...
Banking sector was hurt in the name of aggressive lending a decade back: PM Modi

Banking sector was hurt in the name of aggressive lending a decade back: PM Modi

Finance
PM Narendra Modi on Friday said the government has a clear vision for the financial services sector and is taking steps to make it vibrant, proactive and strong and the top priority is to ensure trust and transparency for both the depositor and investor. PM Modi said the sector was hurt 10-12 years back due to aggressive lending and steps been taken under the current regime to take the country out of non-transparent credit culture. "Today instead of brushing NPAs under the carpet, we have made it mandatory to report even NPA of one day," he added. The Prime Minister was addressing a webinar on Budget 2021 announcements regarding the financial services sector. Watch now. (Text: PTI)Let's block ads! (Why?) Banking/Finance-Industry-Economic Times
Climate change: ‘Exceptionally hot’ 2020 concludes warmest decade

Climate change: ‘Exceptionally hot’ 2020 concludes warmest decade

Science
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CDC: HIV-related deaths dropped 48% over past decade

CDC: HIV-related deaths dropped 48% over past decade

Health
Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Deaths related to HIV in the United States have declined 48% over the past decade, according to data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, mortality rates for the virus are about 40% higher among Black people than for White and Latinx people, the CDC said. Advertisement The trends are based on an analysis of deaths among HIV patients in the United States between 2010 and 2018. Knowledge of their status and effective antiviral therapies are among the reasons researchers found patients are living longer. Historically, many people with HIV didn't know they had it -- and thus didn't receive treatment. The new data shows 86% of those age 13 and older knew their HIV status, up from 82% in 2010. Overall, death rates among HIV-positive peo...
Nintendo 3DS discontinued after almost a decade

Nintendo 3DS discontinued after almost a decade

Technology
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