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Ethiopia to Ban All International Adoptions After High-Profile Abuse Cases

January 18, 2018

The Root Ethiopia’s Parliament voted Tuesday to ban all foreign adoptions of Ethiopian children, citing concern over abuse and neglect of the adoptees. The decision follows several months where all adoptions had been suspended, NPR reports. The new guidelines, as originally reported by the Associated Press, state that Ethiopian orphans should be raised in their…

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Pro-government rallies held in Iran after week of unrest

January 5, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  This photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, demonstrators attend a protest over Iran’s weak economy, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. A wave of spontaneous protests over Iran’s weak economy swept into Tehran on Saturday, with college students and others…

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South Africa train crash leaves 18 dead, 260 injured

January 5, 2018

????Tiaan Esterhizen/Twitter By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A passenger train carrying people home after the holidays slammed into a truck in rural South Africa on Thursday, killing at least 18 people and injuring about 260 others, authorities said. Officials said the truck driver allegedly tried to cross the tracks just ahead of…

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Twenty-one Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces (part two)

December 22, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  F, 22, who says she was raped by members of Myanmar’s armed forces in June and again in September, is photographed in her tent in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. The use of rape by Myanmar’s armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, the AP found in interviews with 29 Rohingya Muslim women…

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US to sanction at least one person for Myanmar violence

December 22, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, wait to receive aid during its distribution near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh. International aid group Doctors Without Borders said Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August…

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Twenty-one Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces (part one)

December 15, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  A Rohingya woman who fled persecution in Myanmar tries to dry her land documents that got wet as she waits along the border for permission to move further towards refugee camps near Palong Khali, Bangladesh, Thursday, Nov. 2 2017. More than 600,000 Rohingya from northern Rakhine state have fled to Bangladesh since Aug….

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Trump flouts world’s warnings, to name Jerusalem a ‘capital’

December 7, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Tom Janssen, The Netherlands associated press WASHINGTON — Defying dire, worldwide warnings, President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday, a move upending decades of U.S. policy and carrying unclear consequences for Mideast peace efforts. Although officials said Trump would again delay action on his oft-repeated campaign promise to move the…

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Militants attack Egyptian mosque, kill at least 235 people

November 30, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Injured people are evacuated from the scene of a militant attack on a mosque in Bir al-Abd in the northern Sinai Peninsula of Egypt on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. In the deadliest-ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt, militants assaulted a crowded mosque Friday during prayers, blasting helpless worshippers with gunfire and rocket-propelled…

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