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Burkina Faso approves state backing for vigilantes fighting jihadists

Burkina Faso approves state backing for vigilantes fighting jihadistsBurkina Faso's parliament has voted to provide funding and training to local vigilantes in response to the growing firepower of jihadist groups who threaten to overrun government forces across large swathes of the West African country. The move, which is expected to apply mostly to vigilante groups called koglweogo - "guardians of the bush" in the Moore language - has drawn concerns from the United Nations and human rights activists, who fear it could empower fighters accused of ethnic killings in the past. The vigilantes grew significantly as a response to instability that followed the 2014 revolution that overthrew longtime President Blaise Compaore.



Spirit Airlines refused to move man accused of sex assault during flight, woman says

Spirit Airlines refused to move man accused of sex assault during flight, woman saysShe said she woke up in her seat to a man assaulting her.



Spirit Airlines refused to move man accused of sex assault during flight, woman says

Spirit Airlines refused to move man accused of sex assault during flight, woman saysShe said she woke up in her seat to a man assaulting her.



Sunscreen can be absorbed in the bloodstream – but more testing needed

Sunscreen can be absorbed in the bloodstream – but more testing neededThe effects of sunscreen's ingredients on our body is still unknown, but a new study published in the medical journal, JAMA, finds that certain active ingredients can be absorbed into the bloodstream after use. Active ingredients in skin care products are the ingredients that cause physical changes in the skin.



Germany says swine fever case found just 12 km from its border

Germany says swine fever case found just 12 km from its borderA case of the pig disease African swine fever (ASF) has been discovered in a wild boar in Poland just 12 kilometers (7.4 miles) from the German border, Germany’s agriculture ministry said on Wednesday. Germany is intensifying discussions with the Polish government about creating a “white zone” which is fenced off to stop wild boars with the disease wondering into Germany, Germany’s agriculture ministry said in a statement.





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