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Angelina Jolie opens school in Afghanistan

world Updated: Apr 03, 2013 00:19 IST

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Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has opened a school in Afghanistan through her foundation The Education Partnership for Children of Conflict.

The 37-year-old actress has funded the girls only educational establishment, which caters to between 200 and 300 students, near Kabul and hopes it will be the first of many schools she sets up, reported E! online.

Joile plans to fund more schools by selling her own self-designed accessories collection, the Style of Jolie, to retail stores for the first time with 100% of the profits going to her new foundation, The Education Partnership for Children of Conflict.

“Beyond enjoying the artistic satisfaction of designing these jewels, we are inspired by knowing our work is also serving the mutual goal of providing for children in need,” Jolie said. PTI

Clinton to give first paid speech on April 24
Washington: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will give her first paid speech since leaving the State Department on April 24 in Dallas.

Clinton is scheduled to appear at the National Multi Housing Council’s director’s meeting and as of now no media is permitted inside, NMHC spokesman Jim Lapides said.

She will speak to 300 NMHC members and per Clinton’s representatives’ requests, no media will be inside. He said NMHC members “jumped” at the opportunity to book Clinton once she became available. ANI

Female twitter group supports Pistorius
London: Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius, who has been charged with killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, has got support from a global fan group on Twitter set up by a British woman.

Calling themselves the #Pistorians, the group of women, led by UK resident Laura Lambden have taken to Twitter to defend the reputation of the fallen hero, the Daily Star reports.

Stating that she supported Pistorius because she believed in the motto “innocent until proven guilty”, Lambden tweeted “I am a #pistorian and proud to be one!” ANI

World’s first ‘solar plane’ to fly across US
Houston: A first of its kind ultra-lightweight plane powered completely by the sun is set to fly coast-to-coast this spring.

The Solar Impulse plane will stop in Dallas city in Texas during its historic cross-country journey that begins on May 1, its creators announced on Tuesday.

The plane, which requires zero fuel and relies solely on solar panels and battery power, would be the world’s first plane powered by solar energy.

It is expected to arrive in the Big Apple by July and will stop in Phoenix (Arizona), Dallas-Ft. Worth, Washington DC and Nashville (Tennessee) and Atlanta (Georgia). PTI