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FGM: number of victims found to be 70 million higher than thought

The huge global scale of female genital mutilation has been revealed in disturbing new statistics, which show at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone ritual cutting, half of them living in just three countries. The latest worldwide figures, compiled by Unicef, include nearly 70 million more girls and women than estimated in 2014 because of a ...

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At least 45 killed in blasts near Shiite mosque in Damascus

The bombings come as members of the Syrian government and the opposition gather in Geneva for peace talks. The blasts went off in the Damascus suburb of Sayyda Zeinab, about 600 meters (yards) from one of the holiest shrines for Shiite Muslims. State news agency SANA said 40 people were wounded in a vehicle bomb attack and two suicide bombings, ...

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