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Brussels explosions: Many dead in airport and metro terror attacks.

Many people have been killed or seriously injured in terrorist attacks at Brussels international airport and a city metro station, Belgium’s PM says. Two blasts hit Zaventem airport at about 07:00 GMT, and another struck Maelbeek metro station an hour later. The government has not confirmed casualty numbers. Brussels transport …

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Fixing congenital heart disease for Bangladesh’s poor

Dhaka, Bangladesh – The cruel irony of congenital heart disease is that it affects people in poor countries most, but requires expensive treatment from highly-skilled and specially trained teams of medics found in wealthy nations. In Bangladesh, a country just twice the size of Ireland but with more than 156 million …

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Ethiopian woman to receive compensation after ‘rape’

ETHOPIA: The Ethiopian government has been ordered to pay $150,00 (£105,000) in compensation in a landmark case over a woman who was raped almost 15 years ago, according to the international human rights organisation Equality Now.  Five men were convicted in 2003 over the attack on the woman, who was abducted and raped by the same group of men …

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