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Nepal’s parliament elects first female president

Nepal’s parliament Wednesday elected communist lawmaker Bidhya Bhandari as the country’s first female president after the adoption of a landmark constitution last month. The former defence minister defeated her opponent Kul Bahadur

First Russian strikes hit three Syria provinces

Russian warplanes carried out air strikes in three Syrian provinces alongside regime aircraft on Wednesday, a Syrian security source told AFP. Syrian state television subsequently reported Russian strikes in two provinces, saying

Lockheed F-35 gets first female pilot

Lieutenant Colonel Christine Mau, a US Air Force pilot who was part of the first all-female combat sortie over Afghanistan in 2011, this week became the first woman to fly the Lockheed

First Haj flight leaves for Jeddah today

The first Haj flight SV-727 is scheduled to leave for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia today, kicking off the month-long pre-Haj operation to airlift 28,072 intending pilgrims to the holy land for Haj-2014 from