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    2 February 1965: The state visit was made after the Emperor of Ethiopia visited London when Sir Winston Churchill was Prime Minister Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip with Emperor Haile Selassie I, 1965. Photograph: Keystone/Hulton/Getty Images...

    • Posted February 2, 2016
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    10,000 unaccompanied migrant children may be missing, Europol says

    About 10,000 unaccompanied migrant children who traveled to Europe may be unaccounted for, the European Union’s police agency said. The estimate is based on reporting from EU member states, nongovernmental organizations and other international groups, Europol spokesman...

    • Posted February 2, 2016
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    Ethnic Cleansing in Gambella Region, Ethiopia: What Is to Become of Its Minorities?

    Unfortunately it is not unusual for the Ethiopian government to conduct ethnically-based human rights violations in its own country. Only a few weeks go, Oromo civilians were specifically targeted and killed in their home towns following peaceful...

    • Posted February 2, 2016
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    Two injured as Somali passenger plane makes emergency landing

    A Somali passenger plane returned to Mogadishu airport on Tuesday after catching fire, airline officials and passengers said. Two of the 74 people on board were injured, one of them seriously, Daallo Airlines representative Abdinasir Nur said....

    • Posted February 2, 2016
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    First case of Zika Visurs reported in Uganda 70 years ago

    Nearly seven decades since the virus was discovered here, this forest is suddenly of global interest. Situated about 30km south of Uganda’s capital Kampala, the natural tropical jungle is reserved for research and it’s here that the first Zika...

    • Posted February 2, 2016
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    Water: How much should you drink every day?

    Water is essential to good health, yet needs vary by individual. These guidelines can help ensure you drink enough fluids.   How much water should you drink each day? It’s a simple question with no easy answers....

    • Posted February 2, 2016
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    Ethiopia shoe shine girl: one mother’s struggle is an unlikely story of hope

    In December 2013, Ethiopian photographer Hilina Abebe began documenting the life of 19-year-old Meseret, a single mother who shines shoes for a living while her daughter sleeps on her back. After losing contact, the pair reconnected last...

    • Posted February 2, 2016
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    Hidden Lion Population Discovered in Ethiopia

    At least 100 lions found in the Alatash National Park A population of at least 100 lions has lived undiscovered in northwest Ethiopia — until now. Researchers in Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unitidentified the elusive lions during...

    • Posted February 1, 2016
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    ‘Blind’ RAF pilot saved by wingman who talked him down

    Dramatic rescue at RAF Leeming during a routine training flight in a Hawk jet An RAF pilot who lost his sight in the middle of a training flight was talked down through a safe landing by a...

    • Posted February 1, 2016
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    Her Father Shot Her in the Head, as an ‘Honor Killing’

    WHETHER it wins or not, the Oscar nominee with the greatest impact — saving lives of perhaps thousands of girls — may be one you’ve never heard of. It stars not Leonardo DiCaprio but a real-life 19-year-old...

    • Posted February 1, 2016
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