US foreign aid cuts may be 'death sentence' to women in Malawi

US foreign aid cuts may be 'death sentence' to women in Malawi

They meet the traditional healer in a sparsely furnished room, a half-hour’s bumpy ride outside Blantyre, in southern Malawi. “I mix these secret herbs with hot water,” he says, gesturing to a concoction in a plastic container. “They all want a shortcut to terminate their pregnancy.” “Once a woman drinks the mixture, she starts bleeding in less than an hour,” he says, adding that the whole process takes only a few hours. The healer, who asked CNN not to be identified because abortion is illegal in Malawi, shows us where…

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You'll need to put more effort in than Bernard Tomic to get 10/10 in our news quiz

You'll need to put more effort in than Bernard Tomic to get 10/10 in our news quiz

Posted July 28, 2017 05:05:57 Car owners were warned that their airbags could be dangerous, Bernard Tomic bragged about his lack of effort on court and Australia mourned the loss of an influential Indigenous musician. Oh, and the dual citizenship drama caught up with another senator. See how much you can remember from the week. There’s no shame if you don’t get them all. External Link: news quiz july 28 Source by [author_name]

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Putin lashes out at 'anti-Russia hysteria'

Putin lashes out at 'anti-Russia hysteria'

“It is a great pity that Russian-American relations are being sacrificed to this domestic, internal American issue,” Putin said at a news conference in Savonlinna, Finland. “What we are seeing (in the US) is merely anti-Russia hysteria,” Putin said, in response to a question from CNN about the state of the relationship in light of the investigation in the US Congress into allegations of Russian election meddling and the possible tightening of US sanctions. “…the election of the US president, it is not our business, and it is not up…

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Violence, alleged kidnapping attempt, confusion over winner at PNG's election

Violence, alleged kidnapping attempt, confusion over winner at PNG's election

Posted July 28, 2017 00:32:51 Photo: Sir Mekere Morauta was declared the winner in the tally room in front of officials, senior police and the media. (ABC News: Eric Tlozek) Related Story: Free speech ‘under attack’ during PNG election, Media Council Related Story: PNG election official gets court order to stop blogger calling him ‘tomato’ The final day of Papua New Guinea’s election counting saw buildings burned, an alleged kidnapping attempt and a confusing declaration of two winners for one seat. Election authorities in the capital Port Moresby were left…

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Celebrations in the streets as Israel removes Al Aqsa Mosque security measures

Celebrations in the streets as Israel removes Al Aqsa Mosque security measures

Posted July 27, 2017 22:50:54 Photo: Palestinians danced and sung in the streets of occupied East Jerusalem. (Reuters: Muammar Awad) Palestinians are celebrating after the Israeli government backed down and removed all new security measures outside the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. Palestinians danced and sung in the streets of occupied East Jerusalem as Israeli forces finished taking down all metal detectors, cameras and steel barriers that had been installed. Local media reported that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met the Jerusalem’s mufti in Ramallah and welcomed the decision, calling it…

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