Where the Mexico City Policy matters the most

April 30, 2017

… transmitted diseases, including the battle with HIV, according to IPPF. “All the effort the United States has made over the years to support funding for HIV Aids initiatives is going to be affected by telling organizations who have received funding … that they cannot inform the patient about abortion,” says Melesse. She decides? Sub-Saharan Africa is likely to be one of the hardest-hit regions, says Marie Stopes International’s director of strategy, Maaike van Min. …

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Bride of ISIS: From ‘happily ever after’ to hell

April 26, 2017

(CNN)Islam and Ahmed met online, looking for their “happily ever after” through a Muslim dating site. Fast forward four years — and three husbands – and she and her two small children are caught in limbo in northern Syria. Islam Mitat is from Morocco; Ahmed Khalil was originally from Kabul in Afghanistan, but had moved to the UK and become a British citizen by the time they met on Muslima.com. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More …

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‘Robbery of the century’: Brazen heist erupts into gun battles in Paraguay and Brazil

April 25, 2017

… and lasted for about two hours. Another officer and three bystanders were injured and taken to local hospitals, police said. Grenades were set off and more than a dozen vehicles were set on fire as the robbery took place. Police said officers engaged in a gun battle with snipers and others armed with large caliber weapons, dynamite and caltrops. In a building next to the security firm, Alejandro Anisimoff and his family ran and hid when the robbers broke into their home. “We heard …

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Will Trump follow his heart or his head on French election?

April 24, 2017

Washington (CNN)Sunday’s French election result sets up a battle between the heart and the head of the Trump White House. In the latest blow to establishment party politics in the Western world, two outsider candidates — centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen — advanced from a crowded field to a run-off for the Elysee Palace on May 7. Le Pen has risen on the same populist politics, rooted in anger over immigration policies, globalization and middle class …

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The seats that could decide the election – BBC News

April 23, 2017

… Other parties With the SNP already holding 56 out of 59 seats in Scotland it’s clearly impossible for them to make significant gains. But they’ll be gunning for Labour’s only Scottish constituency, Edinburgh South, and they’re not far behind in Lib Dem-held Orkney and Shetland. Plaid Cymru are just 229 votes behind Labour in Ynys Mon (Anglesey). But there could also be an intriguing battle in Rhondda if party leader Leanne Wood decides to stand, even though …

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91 wildfires burn across Florida; thousands evacuated

April 22, 2017

(CNN)Thousands of homes have been evacuated as firefighters continue to battle 91 wildfires across Florida, the state’s forest service said. Since Thursday, more than 25,000 acres have burned in the state, Florida Forest Service spokesman Joe Zwierzchowski told CNN. “The state is really dry. Thank God we have the firefighters we have all around the state,” Florida Governor Rick Scott told reporters. Out of the 91 wildfires, two fires caused the evacuation of thousands of …

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How the Paris police shooting could shape the French election

April 21, 2017

… campaign, puts law and order and fighting terrorism, immigration and national identity at the heart. It makes it much more of a battle between Marine Le Pen and those who oppose her,” said CNN’s Melissa Bell. Opinion: The stakes for the French election just got higher Marine Le Pen, French presidential candidates salute police French candidate publicizes Obama call before Sunday vote The beginner’s guide to the French elections Emmanuel Macron: The next surprise …

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‘Randamoozham’: India to produce its most expensive film ever

April 19, 2017

… between the 8th and 9th centuries BC and is traditionally understood to be written by Vyasa, a Hindu sage. It tells the story of two sets of paternal cousins, the Pandava princes, whose father is the deceased King Pandu, and the Kauravas, sons of the blind King Dhritarashtra. The Pandavas and the Kauravas become rivals as they battle for the ancestral kingdom of Bharata. Along with being an epic war narrative, the “Mahabharata” also contains philosophical and spiritual lessons. …

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British and Irish Lions tour 2017: All you need to know

April 19, 2017

(CNN)Four nations, one rugby team. One goal — to win a Test series against the mighty All Blacks of New Zealand. The 2017 British and Irish Lions tour is approaching, one of the most anticipated events in world rugby. It happens every four years, and the privileged players to be selected for this summer’s party are set to be announced Wednesday. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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Trump’s saber-rattling is North Korea’s propaganda dream come true

April 13, 2017

Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN)North Korea is a country prepared for conflict. Still technically at war with its southern neighbor, ordinary North Koreans are warned to be in a state of constant vigilance to threats from the outside, particularly from the US. Those fears seemed to be confirmed this month, after US President Donald Trump launched a surprise strike on a Syrian airfield and dispatched a naval battle group — which he described as “an armada” — to northern …

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9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

… throughout the land,” portends an imminent battle. Let the (yet-unformed) Continental Breakfast Society or at least every budget hotel lobby armed with a toaster and aging fruit basket be warned. World’s 50 best foods Mountain rivalry Everest vs. K2 The number of climbers who’ve reached the top of the world’s highest peak, rival city. Usually they’re within easy driving distance and share the same highways, currency, soap operas, chain restaurants, hated domestic …

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Coalition and Syrian opposition forces repel ISIS attack

April 10, 2017

(CNN)Anti-ISIS coalition troops and allied Syrian opposition forces have repelled an attack by the terrorist group on a joint base in southern Syria, according to the coalition. “Coalition and partnered forces engaged and defended the ISIS attack with direct fire before destroying enemy assault vehicles and the remaining fighters with multiple coalition airstrikes,” the coalition said in a news release. It is not known how long the battle lasted. …

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Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler in leading quartet

April 8, 2017

… invigorated by Augusta and shares the record of 23 consecutive cuts made at the Masters with three-time champion Gary Player. He has also had five top-20 finishes since turning 50. “I love the place, I’ve said that for 33 straight years,” Couples told Sky Sports. “In conditions like this I almost feel better. In the bad weather it’s a battle and by playing here so many times I feel I can save shots.” Phil the thrill Jordan Spieth, who has finished second, …

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Anti-IS fighter family probed by police – BBC News

March 26, 2017

Media captionKimberley Taylor speaking to BBC News from Raqqa in February 2017 An anti-IS fighter who travelled to Syria from Blackburn has claimed her family is being threatened with prosecution. Kimberley Taylor – the first known British woman to fight against IS – joined Kurdish forces in the battle to reclaim Raqqa in March 2016. Ms Taylor claims her parent’s laptops and phones have been taken away and not returned for a month. She claims that her family are “afraid …

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Looking back on the political gambles of May and Sturgeon – BBC News

March 19, 2017

… he didn’t want to get into “my mandate is bigger than your mandate”, and he’s probably right – there’s enough ammunition for each side that this is not the field where the battle will be decided. Sufficient support? Image caption What will it take to send Scotland back to the ballots? So how will all this be resolved? At the moment, it seems like the two sides are locked in a bit of an impasse. Could the SNP plough ahead and hold an …

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