Good Morning — Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

As my local sky is letting me down again with its monotone of light grey, I decided to take a photo of my new plant at home. I at last got myself a cyclamen in the local store. They had all sorts of colours, so I decided on something completely different. I have never been […]

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Another Cultural Myth That Must Go: Menstruating Women Told Not to Cross River — Voices from Russia

________________________ Beliefs can be useful… if they help. In Ghana, some beliefs are decidedly not helping. In a nod to the persistence of cultural taboos surrounding the natural process of menstruation, many women and girls can’t travel or go to school because a river god decreed… although they haven’t made the decree public… that they may not cross […]

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A Double Suicide Bombing in Baghdad has Killed at Least 16 People — TIME

(BAGHDAD) — Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a busy street market in central Baghdad on Monday, in back-to-back explosions that killed at least 16 people, the Interior Ministry said. The Health Ministry said 26 died. The attackers struck during the rush-hour at the city’s Tayran Square, said the ministry’s spokesman, Maj. Gen. Saad…

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