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Study: Taking abortion pill at home as safe as in a clinic

LONDON — Medical abortions done at home with online help and pills sent in the mail appear to be just as safe as those done at a clinic, according to a new study.The research tracked the outcomes of 1,000 women in Ireland and Northern Ireland, who used a website run by a group called Women on Web
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Stuck at Belgrade Station: Photos show deplorable conditions migrants and refugees are left living in

About 1,000 refugees and migrants sleep in abandoned warehouses, train wagons and shacks behind the central train station in Serbia’s capital, Belgrade. Heaps of garbage and feces pile up next to the blankets that have been their home for the past months. Almost all of them are boys and young men
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When the Western Wall, Trump and Aerosmith share a headline

JERUSALEM — Jerusalem’s ancient Western Wall made headlines again on Tuesday. The reason: Donald Trump.And, by chance, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler.In less than a week, Trump will visit Israel for the first time, and part of his 24-hour trip here will include a short stop at the Jewish holy site.
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‘Where I work … it is dangerous to be alive’: A slain Mexican journalist’s prescient speech

“Where I work, Culiacán, in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico, it is dangerous to be alive.”That's what Mexican journalist Javier Valdez said not too long ago, in 2011, when he accepted an International Press Freedom award from the Committee to Protect Journalists. Not only did Valdez work in one
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Clues point to possible North Korean involvement in massive cyberattack

Security researchers have found digital clues in the malware used in last weekend’s global ransomware attack that might indicate North Korea is involved, although they caution the evidence is not conclusive.An early version of the “WannaCry” ransomware that affected more than 150 countries and
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Russia denies Trump shared classified details during Oval Office meeting

MOSCOW — The backlash to President Trump’s alleged disclosure of classified information to Russian diplomats rippled across Europe on Tuesday as Russian officials denied the reports, while U.S. allies said they might limit information sharing with the White House.The Washington Post reported Mo
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For vulnerable high school girls in Japan, a culture of ‘dates’ with older men

TOKYO — High school dating? No big deal in many parts of the world — but in Japan, it means something quite different.Here, “high school dating” matches girls in uniforms with men in their 40s and 50s and beyond. And it means money changing hands.Sometimes this involves a walk around the b
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Uganda bans ‘steamy’ Dutch film as it ‘glorifies homosexuality’

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In new sanctions list, Ukraine targets Russian social-media sites

MOSCOW — Ukraine on Tuesday put in place new sanctions seeking to block Russian media and online networks from operating in the country, including VKontakte, the nation’s most popular social network.The decision, signed by President Petro Poroshenko, was announced in an updated sanctions list,
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Mexicans mourn well-known journalist as risks to reporters skyrocket

MEXICO CITY — Journalist Javier Valdez long chronicled underworld activities in the Pacific-coast state of Sinaloa, home to the drug cartel once led by Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. Valdez wrote on the cartel’s internal power struggles, profiled its players — everyone from capos to grunts
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