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    China cracks down on funeral strippers hired to entertain mourners, attract larger crowds
     21 February 2018
    Chinese authorities urge witnesses to call a special hotline to report people hiring strippers as funeral entertainment, a ploy some rural families use to increase the turnout at a loved one's final farewell.
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    Alfie Evans: UK parents lose legal battle to keep seriously ill toddler on life support
    21 Feb: The parents of a toddler with a mystery degenerative brain condition say the High Court in London's decision to take their son Alfie Evans off life support is the same as "sentencing him to the death penalty" and vow to continue to fight to keep him alive... more
    Bali beaches swamped by garbage as tourists, hotel workers sweep up each morning
    21 Feb: It's garbage season in Bali, as an annual and worsening tide of trash swamps the beaches of the holiday island, polluting the sand making the prospect of a swim less than appealing.... more
    Why the trial of Ahed Tamimi, who slapped an Israeli soldier, is gaining international attention
    21 Feb: The trial of a 17-year-old Palestinian teenager arrested for slapping an Israeli soldier is generating headlines around the world, with the UN, Amnesty and Human Rights Watch calling for her release.... more
    Pressure mounts on Catholic-run family planning clinics in Papua New Guinea
    21 Feb: Pressure mounts on Papua New Guinea's Government to reconsider its contracts with health clinics run by the Catholic Church, amid concerns some are deliberately failing to meet their obligations of providing a full family planning service.... more
    Emails from Australian accused of spying James Ricketson show no evidence of Cambodian plot
    21 Feb: Emails from an Australian man accused of espionage in Cambodia show a strongly worded dislike of Prime Minister Hun Sen and enthusiastic support for the opposition but nothing remotely akin to spying.... more
    Winter Olympics: Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky's B-sample tests positive for meldonium
    21 Feb: Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky's second sample tests positive for the banned substance meldonium, with the Russian Olympic delegation at a loss to explain how the substance ended up in the athlete's body.... more
    Padman Bollywood film addresses stigma around women menstruating in South Asia
    21 Feb: A Bollywood flick about sanitary pads causes a stir in South Asia, where women are banned from entering temples, and are traditionally forbidden from touching food or other people when menstruating.... more
    Winter Olympics: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir win gold for Canada in ice dance with their final skate
    20 Feb: For 20 years, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have been ice dance partners — now the legendary Canadian pair have won a second Olympic title in their final competitive skate.... more
    Florida shooting: Students stage 'lie-in' to pressure White House on gun control
    20 Feb: On a cold drizzly Washington winter public holiday, much of the city is partying. But a group of teenagers is taking on one of the most entrenched and powerful lobby groups in the US.... more

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