Brazil: raped girl (11) gets abortion after initial refusal

BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazilian prosecutors said Thursday that a raped 11-year-old girl had a legal abortion after a judge blocked her from terminating her pregnancy for weeks. Federal prosecutors in Santa Catarina state said in a statement that the Polydoro Ernani de São Thiago hospital has “taken steps to interrupt the minor’s pregnancy” following a … Read more

Severodonetsk: Russia now controls most of strategic Ukrainian city

CNN † Russian forces now control most of Severodonetsk, the epicenter of the bloody battle for Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region. Street fighting continued on Saturday in the eastern city, where Russian soldiers and Ukrainian troops are still engaged. “The situation remains difficult. The fighting continues, but unfortunately most of the city is under Russian control. … Read more