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El Salvador releases woman jailed over abortion

Sansalvador - A Salvadoran woman serving a 30-year jail sentence for having an abortion was released from prison on Thursday on the orders of the Supreme Court, her lawyer said.

Czech Republic latest EU member to grant paternity leave

Prague - Legislation took effect Thursday that allows Czech fathers with health insurance to go on paternity leave, a benefit already enjoyed in around 20 other European Union countries.

Babies in the House: British MPs seek family reforms

London - As Prime Minister Theresa May's minority government pushes crucial Brexit legislation through parliament, British MPs cannot afford to miss a vote -- even if it means taking their babies with them.

New Zealand's pregnant PM: Political milestones for women

Wellington - News that Jacinda Ardern will juggle the prime ministership of New Zealand with starting a family was hailed Friday as another milestone for women in politics.

Prime Mum-ister: New Zealand PM says she's having a baby

Wellington - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Friday she is expecting her first baby, and is set to become the country's first leader to give birth while in office.

Review: ‘Paddington 2’ continues to bring out the best in everyone Special

‘Paddington 2’ is another sweet and funny picture in which the adorable bear continues to enchant everyone he meets, which proves to be a handy quality in prison.

Lithuania hides booze ads from drinkers with stickers

Vilnius - Lithuanian press distributors said Wednesday they had started plastering over alcohol ads in foreign magazines with special stickers under a new advertising ban aimed at curbing some of the world's heaviest drinking.

Lithuania hides booze ads from drinkers with stickers

Vilnius - Lithuanian press distributors said Wednesday they had started plastering over alcohol ads in foreign magazines with special stickers under a new advertising ban aimed at curbing some of the world's heaviest drinking.

Almost 200,000 US children 'poised to be separated from Salvadoran parents'

Sansalvador - Almost 200,000 American children born in the United States risk being separated from their Salvadoran parents if the US government cancels a temporary immigration program, the Salvadoran government said Thursday.

Poland adopts more controversial judicial reforms

Warsaw - Poland's right-wing dominated parliament on Friday passed controversial reforms that opposition politicians and the EU insist further undermine judicial independence and the separation of powers.

Pakistani couple murdered in 'honour killing'

Karachi - Pakistani police have exhumed the bodies of a couple believed to have been murdered and hastily buried by their families after they eloped, in the country's latest "honour killing" case.

Grief, anger as relatives learn of Argentine sub blast

Mar Del Plata - Relatives of the 44 crewmembers aboard Argentina's missing submarine erupted in a welter of anger and grief Thursday after the navy released news of an explosion onboard, effectively ending hopes of survival.

Greece to confront controversy over historic sharia law

Atenas - On Greece's rural border with Turkey, a sizeable Muslim minority has lived for decades, regulating their family affairs under Islamic sharia law, a legacy traced back to century-old treaties.

US mom details brutality at hands of Taliban faction

New York - A US mother held hostage by Taliban-linked militants for five years has detailed the violence and sexual assault she endured in captivity, and said her young son was also beaten.

Syrians end two week hunger strike in Athens

Atenas - Fourteen Syrian refugees on hunger strike in Athens over the plight of families waiting to be reunited in Germany ended their two-week protest on Tuesday.

'Election was designed to be rigged': Liberian vice-president

Monrovia - Liberia's Vice-President has quietly occupied the executive backseat for 12 years, but in light of electoral fraud he believes snatched away his chance at the presidency, Joseph Boakai is unleashing himself.

'Election was designed to be rigged': Liberian vice-president

Monrovia - Liberia's Vice-President has quietly occupied the executive backseat for 12 years, but in light of electoral fraud he believes snatched away his chance at the presidency, Joseph Boakai is unleashing himself.

Five things to know about Iceland

Reykjav - From its unique history to its passion for chess, books and football, here are five things to know about Iceland, which votes in legislative elections on Saturday: - Crime -Contrary to the dark goings-on in Nordic noir literature, Iceland is a tranquil...

Five things to know about Iceland

Reykjav - From its unique history to its passion for chess, books and football, here are five things to know about Iceland, which votes in legislative elections on Saturday: - Crime -Contrary to the dark goings-on in Nordic noir literature, Iceland is a tranquil...

Former American hostage hospitalized in Canada: media

Ottawa - American Caitlan Coleman was rushed to a hospital only days after being freed with her family from five years captivity at the hands of Taliban-linked kidnappers, local media reported.

Taliban reject rape, murder claims of freed Canadian hostage

Kabul - The Taliban on Sunday rejected claims by freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle that his kidnappers had killed his child and raped his wife during the family's captivity, saying the woman had a "natural miscarriage".

Freed hostage says Taliban faction murdered his baby, raped wife

Smiths Falls - Freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle has accused Taliban-linked kidnappers of murdering his baby daughter and raping his wife during his family's years-long captivity in Afghanistan.

Freed hostage says Taliban murdered his baby, raped wife

Ottawa - Freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle accused his kidnappers of murdering his baby daughter and raping his wife during his family's years-long captivity by the Haqqani network, a Taliban-affiliated group operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Taliban murdered daughter, raped wife: freed Canadian hostage

Ottawa - Freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle accused his kidnappers of murdering his infant daughter and raping his wife during his family's years-long captivity by the Haqqani network, a Taliban-affiliated group operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Family freed from Taliban captivity arrive in Canada

Ottawa - Joshua Boyle, his American wife and three children arrived in Toronto Friday after being freed from captivity in Pakistan, the Canadian government announced.

Diana's death forced British royals to overhaul image

London - Public anger at the monarchy following the death of Princess Diana marked a turning point for the royal family, forcing a revolution in its communications machine that helped revive the brand.

Cambodia jails Australian nurse over surrogacy clinic

Phnom Penh - An Australian nurse who ran surrogacy services in Cambodia that matched foreign couples with local women was sentenced to 18 months in prison Thursday, as authorities in the impoverished kingdom tackle the "rent-a-womb" businesses.

Syrian refugees accuse Germany of blocking family reunification

Atenas - Dozens of Syrian refugees, most of them women and children, protested Wednesday at the German embassy in Athens against what they called Berlin's refusal to allow them to reunite with their families.

Parents of terminally-ill UK baby end legal fight

London - The parents of British baby Charlie Gard on Monday abandoned their legal fight to take him to the United States for experimental treatment in a case that has attracted global attention.

Parents of terminally-ill UK baby end fight for US treatment

London - The parents of British baby Charlie Gard on Monday abandoned their legal fight to take their son to the United States for experimental treatment in a case that has attracted global attention.
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