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China Daily | Updated: 2018-07-13 08:02

United States

Warning on failure to educate girls

Failing to let girls finish their education could cost the world as much as $30 trillion in lost earnings and productivity annually, yet more than 130 million girls are out of school globally, the World Bank said on Wednesday. Women who have completed secondary education are more likely to work and earn on average nearly twice as much as those with no schooling, according to a report by the World Bank. About 132 million girls worldwide aged 6 to 17 do not attend school, it said.

India

Top court slams govt over Taj Mahal

India's top court on Wednesday slammed the federal government for a second time within weeks for being slow in taking steps to protect the Taj Mahal, the shining white monument to love. The Supreme Court ordered the government to furnish full details of the steps being taken and action required for protecting the monument. Last month, a judge told officials that they appeared to be helpless after an environmental lawyer argued that pollution and insect dung were discoloring the 17th-century building.

Argentina

1 dead, 1 missing as fishing boat sinks

One person has died and another is missing after a Spanish fishing vessel sank off Argentina on Wednesday, but 25 crew members have been rescued, the Argentine Navy said. The crew of the Dorneda were found at dawn in two rafts and a small boat, 570 kilometers off Argentina's Patagonian coast, the Navy said. Most of the crew are Spanish but there are also Moroccans, Peruvians and Indonesians among them, spokesman Enrique Balbi said.

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(China Daily 07/13/2018 page12)

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