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.


Jonathan Goodluck condemns \"barbaric" attack

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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."


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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