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Parents prosecuted after homeopathic treatment leads to daughter's death

Parents prosecuted after homeopathic treatment leads to daughter's death

Thomas Sam, 42, and his wife Manju Sam, 36, from Sydney, Australia, are undergoing trial for manslaughter by gross negligence for the death of their nine-month-old child, Gloria. She died from infection caused by severe eczema after they shunned effective conventional medical treatments for homeopathy, a form of alternative medicine that has been described as pseudoscience. Articles in peer-reviewed academic journals including Social Science & Medicine have characterized homeopathy as a form of quackery.

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44 dead and over 300,000 homeless after flooding in Brazil

Floods affecting five states in northeastern Brazil have left hundreds of thousands homeless and have taken 44 lives.

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Former U.S. soldier convicted of raping Iraq teen, four murders

Former U.S. soldier convicted of raping Iraq teen, four murders

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky has convicted former soldier Pfc. Steven D. Green of raping 14-year-old local girl Abeer Oassim al-Janabi in Iraq, before murdering her and her family. He is the fifth person convicted of the crimes

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Violence in Somalia displaces over 27,000

Violence in Somalia displaces over 27,000

A human rights organisation reported on Tuesday that heavy fighing in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, has left 113 people dead over three days and forced a further 27,000 to evacuate.

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Assassinated lawyer accuses Guatemalan president from beyond grave

Assassinated lawyer accuses Guatemalan president from beyond grave

In a videotape recorded prior to his murder on Sunday, Guatemalan lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg accused President of Guatemala Álvaro Colom and his wife Sandra Torres of complicity in his violent death.

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U.S. automaker Chrysler wants to eliminate 789 dealerships

U.S. automaker Chrysler wants to eliminate 789 dealerships

The United States automobile manufacturer Chrysler LLC has said that it wants to eliminate 789, or about a quarter, of its 3,200 dealers by early June.

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Spain in danger of Eurovision disqualification after scheduling snafu at RTVE

The Spanish national broadcaster, RTVE, is in danger of indirectly disqualifying its own Eurovision entrant, former Operación Triunfo finalist Soraya Arnelas, 26, who is already in Moscow, Russia awaiting the final round on Saturday.

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Man in UK convicted for having obese dog

Man in UK convicted for having obese dog

A man in the United Kingdom named Ronald West, has been convicted of animal neglect after authorities received a complaints about his five-year-old dog being severely overweight.

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