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* Pope in Peru: Francis speaks out on violence against women

Jan 21 (BBC) Pope Francis, who is on a visit to Peru, has spoken out about violence against women in Latin America. Speaking at a Mass in the northern city of Trujillo, the Pope called the violence "a plague" that needed to be combated across the region.
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* Philippines stops sending workers to Kuwait over abuse fears

Jan 20 (BBC) The Philippines has suspended sending workers to Kuwait, while it investigates the deaths of several Filipinos there. The ban comes a day after President Rodrigo Duterte claimed abusive employers in the Gulf state had driven four domestic workers to suicide.
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* Kabul: Afghan forces end Intercontinental Hotel siege

jan 21 (BBC) A 12-hour siege of a luxury hotel by gunmen in the Afghan capital has come to an end, security forces say. Six civilians, including a foreign woman, died at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, along with three attackers, the interior ministry said.
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* Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was 'innocent'

Jan 20 (BBC) Pakistani officials say they will investigate allegations police carried out an unauthorised killing of a man wrongly accused of murdering a child. Police shot Mudasir, accused of killing five-year-old Iman Fatima, in February 2017, saying he tried to escape.
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