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The Stream is a social media community with its own daily TV show on Al Jazeera English.
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"Shortly before Murtaza was shot dead on Wednesday, along with three members of his community, near the Chutho village of Mastung, nearly 49km away from Quetta, his father had placed the Holy Quran on his head and had sent him off with prayers."

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"“It was the most exciting moment of my life,” said Lida Azizi, 15, one of the six team members, in an interview through a translator. “It never came to my mind that one day I would compete in a competition like this.”"

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"The FARC say 60 babies were born during the peace process, and each of the 26 demobilization zones currently counts between half a dozen and 20 pregnant rebels.

Guerrillas must stay in their camps until August 2. But pregnant rebels, escorted by United Nations personnel monitoring the peace process, are allowed visits to nearby hospitals and clinics for checkups and to give birth."

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"Since cholera began to spread in April, the epidemic has killed more than 2,000 people, while the country grapples with death, starvation, malnutrition and diseases due to a worsening humanitarian situation caused by the war, Oxfam said in a statement on Friday."

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"A Quora user from Hyderabad wrote that she and her boyfriend were dragged out of their hotel room and tormented by the police; they ended up paying Rs 5,000 as bribe to be let off the hook. Two years ago, the Mumbai police raided a series of suburban hotels and accused over 40 couples of “public indecency” and subjected them to a fine of Rs 1,200 each."

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"After 10 Nigerian women - eight of them nurses - had been killed in the US by their partners between 2006 and 2008 - shot, stabbed or bludgeoned to death - Ogiehor-Enoma decided to act."

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"Within 15 days of its inauguration, around 10,000 people signed up—entirely on mobile. Over half were women. On weekends, especially, the usage has been high, particularly among youth and families. And already, requests are coming in to have more bike share docks in neighborhoods that don’t currently have them."

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"Often, when a Shia lawyer is killed in Pakistan, he sends WhatsApp messages with grisly videos or photos of the carnage. Late last year, he wrote to say that his family's application for asylum - the right to remain in Germany as legal residents - had been rejected. Pending an appeal, they would be deported back to Pakistan."

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“'I remember being in a camp and a comrade had a baby, we had to muffle its cries so the [government] army wouldn’t ambush the camp,' Gina said. 'After that, I understood why contraception and abortions were our duty.'”
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