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Finding mental health care where traditional healers still thrive

Before the sun rises, psychiatric nurse Immaculate Owembabazi makes her way to a small district hospital in the rural village of Kisoro, Uganda. Sister Immaculate, as everyone calls her, lives up to her namesake. Each morning, she greets patients in her uniform -– a tailored dress, hair combed neatly into a tight bun, and a radiant smile. Despite her cheerful demeanor, Sister Immaculate struggles with depression, the leading cause of disability worldwide, which affects one out of every six adults in the United States. While caring for patients as a…

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Barcelona 6-1 Girona: Former Liverpool stars Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez run riot

Coutinho celebrates after scoring his first Barcelona goal Saturday, February 24, 2018 Philippe Coutinho scored his first Barcelona goal since his £142 million move from Liverpool as they thrashed Girona 6-1 in LaLiga. Former Liverpool man Luis Suarez also scored a hat-trick as the league leaders came from a goal down to beat their Catalan rivals comfortably at the Camp Nou. Portu gave the visitors a shock early lead, but Lionel Messi set up Suarez to equalise for an instant equalizer. Messi took on three defenders to score, before rolling…

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Liverpool second after hammering West Ham

Liverpool were a “joy to watch” as they thumped West Ham United 4-1 to move above Manchester United into second place in the Premier League, said manager Jurgen Klopp. Forwards Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane all scored in the second half in a resounding Anfield win for the Reds. Klopp told BBC Sport: “You hope for a game like this, and you want to see it, but it’s really rare that you get it. “Today we got it and it’s unbelievably important for us because of the situation…

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Syria war: UN Security Council approves 30-day ceasefire

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. The 15-member council voted to allow aid deliveries and medical evacuations in conflict areas. It follows a week of intense bombardment of the Eastern Ghouta rebel enclave by the Syrian government. The vote had been delayed several times since Thursday as members struggled to come to an agreement. Russia, an ally of Syria’s government, wanted changes. Western diplomats accused Russia of stalling for time. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres previously said the situation in the…

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Scotland beat England for first time in a decade

2018 Six Nations Scotland (22) 25 Tries: Jones 2, Maitland Cons: Laidlaw 2 Pens: Laidlaw, Russell England (6) 13 Try: Farrell Con: Farrell Pens: Farrell 2 Scotland scored three tries to earn a thrilling first victory over England since 2008 to open up the Six Nations title race at an exultant Murrayfield. Centre Huw Jones scored two tries – Scotland’s first against England at home in 14 years – and Sean Maitland grabbed another as the hosts led 22-6. Owen Farrell landed two penalties and his converted try on the…

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Florida shooting: US airlines join other firms in dropping NRA

Two major US airlines have joined a growing list of companies to cut ties with the National Rifle Association following the Florida school shooting. United and Delta airlines have both announced they are ending discounts for NRA members. The killing of 17 people in Florida has revived the gun control debate in the US, with student survivors playing a leading role in calling for change. Firms with links to the US gun lobby have faced calls for a boycott. Activists have flooded the NRA’s corporate partners with comments on social…

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