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Fight against domestic violence stalls in patriarchal Turkey

Last year, 13 women in Turkey were murdered by their partners whilst nominally under state protection, according to official figures. Turkey, which aspires to join the European Union, has drafted new legislation to try to bring women's rights in line with European standards. Officials say the number of shelters has doubled in the past three years and victim support centers ...

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Emaciated children in South Sudan point to looming famine

By Carl Odera LEER South Sudan (Reuters) - A surge in the number of emaciated children arriving at a feeding center in Leer, a muddy rebel-held town in South Sudan's oil-rich Unity State, is fuelling fears that the world's newest nation is on the brink of famine. Food stocks are running low across conflict-ravaged northern regions of the country, aid ...

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JUL 20, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Israeli border shelling sends refugees pouring inland

They are among more than 50,000 civilians taken in by the main United Nations agency in Gaza, UNRWA, as they flee heavy shelling amid an Israeli ground offensive into the border areas of the Gaza Strip. UNRWA is now warning that its funds and supplies are running critically low. "The number of those fleeing continues to rise inexorably and has ...

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JUL 20, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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HIV diagnosis rate falls by a third in U.S.: researchers

The annual rate of diagnosis with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, fell by a third in the United States between 2002 and 2011, researchers reported on Saturday. Fewer people in all U.S. groups tested positive for human immunodeficiency virus except for gay and bisexual men ages 13 to 24 and over 45, they wrote in a special issue of ...

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JUL 18, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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U.N. aid agencies step up emergency aid to Gaza

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Friday it was stepping up emergency aid to Gaza, where Israel's military offensive has made water shortages worse and stoked fears of more sewage contamination and water-borne diseases. On Tuesday, U.N. aid agencies and the International Committee of the Red Cross warned that after years of Gaza's water system ...

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