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Female refugees from Syria 'blighted by gynaecological illness and stress'

Survey of women who have fled to Lebanon criticises serious lack of antenatal and general health care<p>Syrian women who have fled to Lebanon are suffering severe stress and health problems including a high rate of pre-term births and complications among those who are pregnant, according to a …

Mandatory minimum sentences on hold after judge’s ruling

A B.C. judge is the latest to challenge Ottawa's tough-on-crime legislation, finding that mandatory minimum sentences for repeat drug offenders violate their Charter rights.<p>Judge Joseph Galati sentenced Joseph Lloyd on Wednesday to 191 days in prison for three counts of drug possession for the …

Drug lets blind eyes 'see light'

<b>A drug can restore the ability of the eye to sense light after blindness, animal studies show.</b><p>Reacting to light is the job of the rods and cones in the retina, but these can be destroyed by disease.<p>A study, in the journal Neuron, showed a chemical could give "support-duty cells" in the eye the …

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As Health Crisis Looms, Cameroon Cracks Down On Illegal Clinics

When Kwagne Elian came down with a high fever, the young woman in Cameroon did what many of us would do in the United States: She went to a private health clinic in her neighborhood.<p>But unlike the clinic at the local CVS here in the U.S., the one Elian goes to is illegal. And it's the target of a …

North Korea Detains Another Christian Missionary

Australian missionary John Short was scheduled to return to China this Friday from a group tour to North Korea. But a day after landing in the …

Saudi Arabia moves to protect rights of Indonesian maids

<b>Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement with Indonesia aimed at protecting the rights of Indonesian maids in the country following allegations of abuse.</b><p>The domestic workers will no longer be deprived of their passports nor prevented from communicating with the outside world.<p>They will also be …

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Beauty queen the latest victim of Venezuela unrest

Genesis Carmona, 22, was shot in the head at a protest on Tuesday in the central city of Valencia<p>A local beauty queen has died of a gunshot wound, becoming the fifth fatality from Venezuela's political unrest, as imprisoned protest leader Leopoldo Lopez urged supporters to keep fighting for the …

Dozens reported killed in attack in Nigeria

Armed men from Nigeria's Boko Haram group have attacked the northeastern town of Bama, opening fire on a school, shooting or burning to death 47 people and trashing the palace of a traditional ruler, according to officials and witnesses.<p>The death toll was confirmed by Lawal Tanko, police …

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Springtime snowstorm cuts miserable path through Northeast<p>Loyola-Chicago's secret weapon: Sister Jean<p>Mueller team zeroing in on political consulting …

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Singapore's hidden poverty problem

Singapore may be one of the wealthiest and most developed countries in the world, but poverty remains a worrying problem.<p>Despite holding the world's highest concentration of millionaires, the city-state also boasts the second-biggest inequality gap among Asia's advanced economies.<p>So how do you live …

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Faith-Healing Couple Sentenced for Second Child's Death

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A judge has sentenced Herbert and Catherine Schaible with up to seven years in jail after their …

Why More Americans Are Renouncing U.S. Citizenship

A few times a year, the Treasury Department publishes a long list of names announcing all of the Americans who have lately abandoned their U.S. citizenship.<p>According to the legal website International Tax Blog, the number hovered around 500 a decade ago. Last year, it hit a record high of nearly …

This Homemade Ad for a ’96 Maxima Was So Incredible, Nissan Bought the Car From the Guy

When it comes to unloading an old clunker, Luke Aker knows how to kick it into a higher gear.<p>The Orlando, Fla., filmmaker's subversively funny …

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