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How the US global gag rule threatens health clinics across Kenya and Uganda

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Campaigners warn Trump’s reinstatement of a policy cutting aid to organisations who offer abortion services will devastate family planning provisionEach day she sets out to speak to young girls about family planning, Elizabeth Akoth, 23, sees how myths about the use of contraceptives are entrenched in...(more) 



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'Straightforward' Brexit bill to be published within days, says Davis

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Brexit secretary to respond quickly to supreme court judgement and put forward legislation focusing on article 50David Davis has told parliament the government will publish a “straightforward” Brexit bill within days after a significant ruling by the supreme court.The secretary of state for exiting the EU...(more) 



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Brexit: government will introduce article 50 bill 'within days' following supreme court ruling – live

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Rolling coverage of the supreme court Brexit article 50 judgment, with reaction and analysisSupreme court says MPs must have a vote on triggering article 50Why the supreme court said MPs should get a vote - ExtractWhy the supreme court said Scotland should not get a veto...(more) 



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EU to Trump: Trade barriers, building walls 'doomed to fail'

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union trade chief says the trade policies U.S. President Trump has set out are "doomed to fail" and that the world's biggest trading bloc remains committed to open borders and economies. 



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Factbox: Reaction to UK Supreme Court ruling parliament must approve triggering Brexit

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Prime Minister Theresa May must get parliament's approval before she begins Britain's formal exit from the European Union, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The UK's highest judicial body dismissed the government's argument that May could simply use executive powers known as "royal prerogative" to invoke...(more) 



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Syrian aid conference appeals for $8 billion in aid

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HELSINKI (AP) — As talks between Syrian factions and the government concluded in Kazakhstan, U.N. agencies and non-governmental groups at an aid conference in Finland appealed Tuesday for more than $8 billion in funding to help millions of displaced people inside Syria and those who have...(more) 



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At least 40 dead in battle for Yemen port

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Fighting for a key port city on Yemen's Red Sea coast has left at least 40 rebel and pro-government fighters dead, military officials said Tuesday. Loyalist forces said Monday they had captured the port of Mokha, almost three weeks into an offensive to oust Shiite Huthi...(more) 



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U.N. 'racing' to prepare emergency aid ahead of battle for western Mosul

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By Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Tuesday it is "racing against the clock" to prepare emergency aid for hundreds of thousands of endangered civilians in Mosul with an Iraqi army offensive looming to oust Islamic State from the western half of...(more) 



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Sentencing hearing for Israel soldier convicted of manslaughter

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A sentencing hearing began Tuesday for an Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a prone Palestinian assailant, in a case that has deeply divided the country. French-Israeli Sergeant Elor Azaria, 20, arrived at the military court in Israel's defence headquarters smiling and was applauded...(more) 



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The Latest: Reports of helicopter down near avalanche zone

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FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — The Latest on rescue efforts at Italian hotel struck by an avalanche (all times local): 



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Emergency helicopter crashes in central Italy: media

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ROME (Reuters) - A emergency relief helicopter believed to be carrying six people crashed in a mountainous area of central Italy on Tuesday but there was no immediate information about possible casualties, Italian media said. State broadcaster RAI said the helicopter had been picking up a...(more) 



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Britain tells EU: end-March deadline to trigger Brexit will stick - minister

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Britain told EU peers it would stick to an end-March deadline to trigger its exit clause from the bloc, a senior EU diplomat said, after Britain's top court ruled that London must seek parliamentary approval before invoking the so-called Article 50. "The UK representative here made...(more) 



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