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Spain appointed a special commissioner to convince citizens to have more babies

Monday  21:20,   27 february 2017
Quartz

Europeans might be getting used to politicians suggesting they have more sex. The bloc is increasingly experiencing a developed-world malaise: Birth rates are dramatically falling…Europeans might be getting used to politicians suggesting they have[...]

Liberian Ebola Fighter, a TIME Person of the Year, Dies in Childbirth

Monday  21:00,   27 february 2017
Time

Salome Karwah was on the cover of TIME as 2014's Ebola Fighters Person of the Year. She died February 21, a victim of Liberia's broken medical system and the lingering stigma for those who survived the disease.But just because Karwah escaped [...]

Pakistan confirms seven extra passengers carried on fully booked flight

Monday  20:31,   27 february 2017
Reuters

<p>Pakistan International Airlines confirmed on Monday that it had carried seven passengers more than the maximum on an international flight and had launched disciplinary measures against the crew.</p>A PIA spokesman denied a newspaper report[...]

Last letters - From Mosul schoolboys to Islamic State 'martyrs'

Monday  20:31,   27 february 2017
Reuters

<p>"My dear family, please forgive me," reads the handwritten letter discarded in the dusty halls of an Islamic State training compound in eastern Mosul.</p>"Don't be sad and don't wear the black clothes (of mourning). I asked to get [...]

S. Korea's Lotte 'agrees land swap' for US missile system

Monday  19:01,   27 february 2017
AFP

South Korean retail giant Lotte agreed Monday to provide land to host a controversial US missile defence system loathed by Beijing, Seoul's defence ministry said.Food- and retail-focussed Lotte Group, South Korea's fifth-biggest company, has[...]

The future of the International Criminal Court is in question, and that's bad news for women

Monday  19:01,   27 february 2017
PRI

She made up her mind when she saw the baby.She and the villagers decided to make their way to a refugee camp. That, she says, is when she saw the[...]

Germany sees "alarmingly high" number of anti-migrant crimes

Monday  19:01,   27 february 2017
MSN

<p>Germany's Interior Ministry says a new report showing more than 3,500 attacks in 2016 on migrants and their homes is "alarmingly high and cause for concern" but says authorities are prosecuting the crimes aggressively and the[...]

Germany's rightwing AfD party struggles to cope with internal crisis

Monday  16:31,   27 february 2017
The Guardian

Alternative für Deutschland’s support has slumped since a leading politician called for Germany to stop atoning for its Nazi past.With less than seven months to go, however, the AfD engine is suddenly sputtering. Over the past week, three separate[...]

German hostage beheaded by Philippine Islamists: SITE

Monday  13:46,   27 february 2017
AFP

Islamic militants in the Philippines have beheaded the German hostage they were holding for ransom, the SITE Intelligence group said Monday. A video posted by the extremist Abu Sayyaf group, which was monitored by SITE, showed German hostage Jurgen[...]

Seoul says North Korea executes 5 senior security officials

Monday  13:15,   27 february 2017
MSN

North Korea executed five senior security officials with anti-aircraft guns because they made false reports that "enraged" leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's spy agency said Monday.The comments by the National Intelligence Service in a[...]

Killing of Kim Jong Nam organised by North Korean ministries - South Korea

Monday  13:15,   27 february 2017
Reuters

<p>South Korean intelligence believes suspects wanted for the murder of the half-brother of North Korea's leader included several officials who worked for the reclusive state's foreign and security ministries, according to lawmakers in[...]

A Dark Time in Denmark's History

Monday  12:30,   27 february 2017
The Atlantic

Had the Allies landed on the Western coast of Denmark on D-Day, the Nazis would have been ready.&nbsp;Invaded by German forces in April 1940, Denmark was spared harsh treatment during most of its occupation. For the first few years, the Danish[...]

How Nigerians took Boko Haram’s victims to their hearts

Monday  12:30,   27 february 2017
The Guardian

People have opened their homes and land to refugees.But there has been humanity amid the horror, as nearby communities welcomed many of the refugees. Hauwa Ari is one of the Nigerians who has made huge sacrifices to help families escaping from the[...]

'Great Concern' Assange Could Be Forced From Embassy: Lawyer

Monday  12:30,   27 february 2017
NBC News

Ecuador will choose a new president April 2, and one candidate says he will evict the Wikileaks founder from the country's London embassy if he wins.Ecuador's presidential race will be decided in a run-off election, to be held April 2, between[...]

China arrests seven after deadly hotel fire

Monday  11:45,   27 february 2017
AFP

Authorities have formally arrested seven people after a hotel fire sparked by unsafe welding and cutting work killed 10 people in central China, state media said Monday. Construction workers and contractors were among those arrested on suspicion of [...]