06-23-2018  7:17 am      •     
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She died of blood poisoning after being denied an abortion while miscarrying, he says

Savita, a 31-year-old dentist, had died of blood poisoning after being denied an abortion for a miscarrying fetus under Ireland's strict laws, her husband says.


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Jonathan Goodluck condemns \"barbaric" attack

A suicide bombing killed seven people and wounded more than 100 others Sunday at a Catholic church in Nigeria.


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The death toll is likely to climb given the size and timing of the blast, he says

KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) -- It was supposed to be a day of happiness, a moment to mark the start of a Muslim holiday that celebrates peace as the faithful observe the height of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

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He has had more than a decade to implement his vision of 21st century socialism, a view that emphasizes use of state oil windfalls to fund social programs

CARACAS, Venezuela (CNN) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was re-elected Sunday to a new six-year term, overcoming an energetic challenge by a candidate backed by an opposition coalition, according to nearly complete results announced by election officials.


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About 90 women die from illegal abortions in the country every year, says gynecologist

(CNN) -- The government of Morocco has closed the port of Smir and is blocking the harbor with warships to prevent the entry of a Dutch "abortion ship" to the Islamic country, the organization running the ship said Thursday.

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Charges stem from the alleged burning of the Quran

(CNN) -- A 14-year-old Pakistani girl who had faced life in prison for allegedly burning the Quran will have her case heard in juvenile court, the girl's lawyer told CNN.


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The sugar that has been on the market since July is 'not suitable for domestic consumption'

(CNN) -- Dominican authorities have warned consumers not to eat a brand of sugar imported from Brazil after tests found that it was tainted.


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'Notion of God verses any depiction of God or any sacred figure is very strong,' says professor

(CNN) -- Violence over depictions of the Prophet Mohammed may mystify many non-Muslims, but it speaks to a central tenet of Islam: that the Prophet was a man, not God, and that portraying him threatens to lead to worshiping a human instead of Allah.

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Actor was allegedly involved in a fight in New Orleans' French Quarter

(CNN) -- The New Orleans Police Department told CNN: "Mr. Gooding and his attorney met with police officials this morning. At the meeting's conclusion, Mr. Gooding was given a summons to appear in municipal court. The matter is now being handled in the court system."


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Mills, 68, died on Tuesday in the capital Accra and has been succeeded by Vice-President John Dramani Mahama who took the presidential oath hours after the death was announced.


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