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Does a US child go missing every 90 seconds?

US child

By Hannah Moore BBC News When there’s a news report of a child going missing it’s easy to jump to the worst conclusions, but sometimes the reality is not quite so alarming. It’s a similar story with one widely used statistic about missing children in the US – it is not quite what it may seem. A television news channel in ...

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Jumping hurdles, leaping fences and smashing through ceilings

Jeddah United squad

SHIREEN AHMED There is nothing more frustrating, as a footballer, than receiving a perfect pass from a teammate, sprinting down the sideline, deking around two players and before you can fire a strike, having a defender destroy your dreams of glory with their bulky and uncreative maneuvers. Unless, of course, you count not being allowed to play in the first ...

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Count to three

Defending champion Brock Lesnar

MUHAMMAD OMAR IFTIKHAR — Dawn.com Cultured as they were, the ancient Greeks still loved to wrestle. Wrestling, or Pale as the Greeks used to call it, was about paying tribute to Heracles, considered a paragon of strength and masculinity. The Greeks also loved their theatre; performed in honour of another god, Dionysus, the Greeks wanted to be swayed by tragedies, ...

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Cane and able

Cane and able

NAGINA IMTIAZ — Dawn.com Cane furniture can be used anywhere and for any purpose. There are cane swings that you can hang from a strong tree branch to enjoy the outdoor breeze, or you can hang them in your patio. Cane furniture is also ideal for the patio, providing you with a place you can sit and have your evening ...

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Why strenuous runs may not be so bad for you after all

Run

By Ruth Alexander BBC News A recent study reported that joggers who exercise strenuously have the same life expectancy as people who do barely any exercise at all. But the author has now admitted he hasn’t actually proved this. “Training very hard ‘as bad as no exercise at all,'” reported the BBC. “Fast running is as deadly as sitting on couch,” ...

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