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  • Ethiopia's army is trying to rescue 108 women and children abducted in a cross-border raid in the western Gambella region, the government says.

     

     

    It blamed Friday's raid, in which 208 people died, on the Murle community from neighbouring South Sudan.
    The government said the army had killed 60 of those who carried out the attack.
    The Murle have previously been accused of carrying out cattle raids and stealing children to raise as their own.
    A mother whose husband was killed and three of her children abducted by the attackers told the BBC that she has no hope of seeing her children again.

    A map showing Gambella province in west Ethiopia
    "I don't know if they were killed during the crossfire," Chol Malual said. "The fighting was intense and if they survived, they will be probably be killed by the Murles."
    Meanwhile, additional medical personnel have been sent from the capital Addis Ababa to help treat dozens of people who were injured during the attack.
    "We have treated 82 patients," a medic in the Gambella region told the BBC, "most suffering from bullet wounds to the chest, abdomen or head.
    "We feel insecure here and would like the government to deploy security guards in the more dangerous areas."
    Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said in an address to the nation on Sunday that Ethiopia was seeking permission to cross the border for a joint military operation with South Sudan.

    Mr Hailemariam said neither South Sudan's army nor rebel forces were involved in Friday's attack.
    The prime minister added that "primitive and destructive forces kill people here at various times by moving from place to place".
    The targets of the raid were members of the Nuer ethnic group who live in both South Sudan and Ethiopia, the AFP news agency reports.

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  • 5 Very Bad Things That Can Happen to Your Vagina in Old Age

    You've likely noticed some of the drawbacks of aging—wrinkles, a decreased metabolism, and memory loss, to name a few—but your vagina doesn't deal too well with old age, either. In fact, there are a whole host of changes that occur down there, starting in your 40s. While most of the aging-related differences you'll notice in your lady parts (like an increase in dryness and yeast infections) are just simply annoying, others can be serious. Here’s the deal:

    Your Uterus Can Fall Into Your Vagina

    One age-related condition that can occur down below is prolapse (a.k.a. the dropping of the uterus, bladder, or rectum into the vagina), says Timothy Ryntz, M.D., assistant clinical professor of gynecologic surgery and urogynecology at Columbia University. For women with mild prolapse, Kegel exercises can be helpful. As far as treatments go, that depends on the health of the patient—but one option is having a supportive pessary (a removable device) inserted into the vagina to keep things in place. Another option is surgery, including cystocele repair (tucking up the bladder), rectocele (tucking up the rectum), and hysterectomy (removal of the uterus and possibly the cervix), says Alyssa Dweck, M.D., assistant clinical professor in the department of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive science at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and co-author of V is for Vagina.

    Your Vagina Actually Starts To Look Older

    As you age, your skin loses elasticity, and wrinkles become more pronounced. Something similar happens to your vagina. Estrogen helps to keep skin plump and more elastic. Consequently, hormonal decreases as a result of aging mean a loss in elasticity of the vagina. This is known as vulvo-vaginal atrophy, or VVR. The vaginal walls thin out and can become dry and inflamed. Kegel exercises probably won't help, but any kind of activity that simulates and invigorates the area might, including $exual arousal. A doctor might even recommend a vaginal moisturizer or prescribe a topical or oral estrogen.

    Your Uterus - And The Entrance To Your Vagina - Can Shrink

    In response to dropping estrogen levels, the uterus can actually change size. "As women get older, the uterus itself tends to get smaller," says May Hsieh Blanchard, M.D., associate professor in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Makes sense since you're no longer in your childbearing years.

    Similarly, the vaginal entrance can narrow with age. "All of the tissue tends to constrict, particularly if it isn't being used," says Blanchard. According to a report from Harvard Medical School, this narrowing can lead to irritation, dryness, and sometimes, inflammation of the vaginal wall—a condition called atrophic vaginitis. Left untreated, atrophic vaginitis can cause bleeding and painful $ex and pelvic exams. That being said, maintaining a certain level of $exual activity can offset some narrowing—although there isn't any kind of externally mandated level of how often you should be getting busy. "It needs to be what's satisfying and comfortable for the woman and her partner," says Blanchard. Estrogen treatments can also help.

     

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  • A Three-Month-Old Baby was Left Blind in One Eye After a Family Friend Took his Picture

    All babies are adorable. Just one glimpse at their sweet faces can relieve us of our burdens after a hard day’s work. Whether they’re smiling their sweetest smile or just peacefully sleeping, the sight of those angels is enough to remove our stress. That is why most proud parents, including their relatives and their closest friends, store numerous photos of their babies on their mobile phones so they can look at those cute faces whenever they need a dose of happiness.

    There’s nothing wrong with taking a baby’s picture, but parents should be on guard because the flash from a camera or a mobile phone can harm an infant’s eyes.

    A three-month-old child from China was left blind in one eye after a family friend failed to turn off the flash of a camera phone. The family friend held the phone 10 inches away to take a close-up photograph of the baby boy. According to the People’s Daily Online, the parents of the child noticed that there was something wrong with the child’s vision shortly after the picture was taken.

    However, this only becomes fully developed once a child reaches the age of four. Damage to the macula can result in the loss of central vision.

    According to experts, although babies will blink their eyes on reflex, exposure to strong light, even for just a millisecond, can still cause permanent eye damage. They also advised parents to be mindful of strong bathroom lights when their babies are taking a bath.

     
    It is not yet clear whether the parents of the child will sue their friend for the unfortunate incident.
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  • Wrap Your Teeth With Aluminium Foil And See The Magic

    Say goodbye to costly treatments for teeth whitening. Now you can whiten teeth using aluminium foil at home. Dentists and medical practitioners have rated the aluminium teeth whitening process cost effective and result oriented. You just need aluminium foil, baking soda, toothpaste and salt for whitening your teeth in just an hour.

    In addition, try to use dentist recommended toothpaste such as Pepsodent, Sensodyne, Oral-B and Colgate. Having said that, let's get to the process.

    Make teeth as white as snow.

    Make teeth as white as snow.

    Teeth enhances your personality and smile. Always focus to use natural products for taking care of white. Here's the guide how to make teeth white at home.

    Aluminium foil makes teeth whiter.

    Aluminium foil makes teeth whiter.

    You have to create aluminium foil layer on your teeth.

    Salt and Baking soda are ingredients for teeth whitening.

    Salt and Baking soda are ingredients for teeth whitening.

    Mix the baking soda with your toothpaste and salt. Apply this solution on your teeth.

    Gently apply the baking soda mixture on teeth and cover with aluminium foil.

    Remove the layer after an hour.

    Remove the layer after an hour.

    You will find a surprising effect on teeth. Your teeth will shine white as ivory.

    Yellow teeth problem solved in an hour.

    Yellow teeth problem solved in an hour.

    Dentists recommend the aluminium foil DIY technique for teeth whitening a cost effective method. The complete process costs nothing, as all products are available at home.

    White teeth means healthy teeth.

    White teeth means healthy teeth.

    Try to brush teeth twice in a day for best results.

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  • In Zimbabwe: 40-Years-Old Mother Set To Marry Own Son In Zimbabwe

    In Zimbabwe: 40-Years-Old Mother Set To Marry Own Son In Zimbabwe

     

    A woman is set to marry her own son.  The woman and her son claim to be in love with each other and now they want to take their relationship to the next level and get married considering that the mother, Betty Mbereko (from Mwenezi in Masvingo) is now six months pregnant and expecting her son’s child, and her grandchild.

    Mbereko, 40,  has been a widow for the past 12 years and has been living with her 23-years-old son Farai Mbereko.
    She confirms that she is six month pregnant and that she has decided it is better to “marry” her son because she does not want to marry her late husband’s young brothers, whom she says are coveting her.
    Betty stunned a village court last week when she said the affair with her son had begun three years earlier.
    She said after spending a lot of money sending Farai to school following the death of her husband, she felt she had a right to his money and no other woman was entitled to it.
    “Look, I strove alone to send my son to school and no one helped me. Now you see that my son is working and you accuse me of doing something wrong.
    “Let me enjoy the products of my sweat,” she told the village court council.
     
    Farai said he was more than prepared to marry his mother and would pay off the ilobola balance his father had left unpaid to his grandparents.
     
    “I know my father died before he finished paying the bride price and I am prepared to pay it off,” he said. “It is better to publicise what is happening because people should know that I am the one who made my mother pregnant.
     
    Otherwise they will accuse her of promiscuity.” But local headman Nathan Muputirwa says: “We cannot allow this to happen in our village, mashura chaiwo aya, (This is a bad omen indeed). In the past they would have to be killed but today we cannot do it because we are afraid of the police.”

     

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  • What Kind of Woman You're Dating According To In Which Month She Was Born?

     

    According to the month you are born you can find out what are your characteristics.

     

    JANUARY

     

    Ladies that are born in January are remarkably ambitious, but rather serious and conservative. Women born in this month are prone to be very critical, yet they don’t want to talk about their own feelings. They let to approach them only people that are on the same intellectual level with them and that share the same views on life.FEBRUARY

     

    February females are very romantic, and you need to treat them with patience. Not every person can understand them, due to their changing mood. These women have a slightly abstract way of thinking. You need to know that if you betray them, you are never going to see them again.

     

    MARCH

     

    Women born in March have strong charisma and charm. They are very loyal and dedicated. These ladies are hard to fall in love. They are also very cute until you upset them.  But, to live with a person that is born in March is a real pleasure.

     

    APRIL
    April-born females are diplomats and they can interact quite easily with every person. At times, they know to pity themselves. Most of them are very jealous, and if it happens to burst, it better for you to move away.  The April girl is going to make you the happiest man on Earth. They open their soul to those who earn their trust and try not to lose it.
    MAY
    May women are very persistent and loyal to the principles they have. They are also very attractive, and combined with their difficult character, they can become dangerous to any man that falls in love with them. This is the reason why you are going to remember them as long as they are alive.
     
    JUNE
     
    These are very curious girls, communicative and creative. Their flaw is they speak before they think. June women think that it’s better to tell the truth in the face, than to speak from the back. Also, they are very dangerous players in love and very often men become a toy in their hands.
    JULY
    Ladies born in July are very honest, mysterious, beautiful and very intelligent. They don’t want conflicts and are very polite to everyone. Besides, you can easily lose them forever, but if you cheat on them they will never forget.
    AUGUST
    This is a unique combination of self-centeredness and great heart. You should try to not mess with these ladies, as sooner or later she will win. Women born in August have an exceptional sense of humor, but they don’t like being mocked. If this happens, you will not be aware what hit you. They always want to be the center of the attention and never suffer from the attention of men. In their presence men lose their heads.
    SEPTEMBER
    Born in September, these ladies are kind, disciplined, and beautiful.  They never forgive those who will betray them. Therefore, you should be careful not to hurt them as they will seek revenge. These women want long relationships, which mean that they are not girls for only one night. On the other hand, they are very critical and they have high expectations of their partners. The man who would prove, will win.
    OCTOBER
    Ladies born in October have strong character. They are very emotional, but they don’t cry in front of other people. They are very smart, and don’t open their soul to everyone, as they think that people tend to abuse it. The other women very often hate them since they envy them.
    NOVEMBER
    November ladies are always one step ahead of the others, and they can very easy recognize a lie. You shouldn’t play with these women since you will get the worst end of it. About these women you need to know  that if you are ready to hear the truth, you should never ask them for their opinion.
    DECEMBER
    The ladies born in December can be very impatient, but lucky, since they always find a way to get out of any situation as winners.  These women know how to lift the mood. They have an open heart.  They are disposed to be hurt a lot, but since God is on their side, at the end these females get what they deserve.

     

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  • [Breaking News] Hundreds of Deportees from United States Stuck at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, following Trump’s Executive Order

    Hundreds of deportees from several airports across the United States have stuck at Ethiopia’s Bole International Airport, media reports disclosed

    The deportees were sent back to Ethiopia after the newly elected U.S President Donald Trump banned entry to the United States from seven countries.

    It is not yet clear why those passengers said to be of Somali, Sudanese and Yemeni origins preferred Ethiopia to be their destination and staying at the departure terminal of Bole Airport.

    Ethiopia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Workineh Gebyehu refused to comment on the matter saying “I have no information on the matter”

    Ethio-News flash, an online media outlet allegedly funded by the ministry of foreign affairs, on its part reported that some of the deportees are about to file lawsuits against the Trump administration.

    Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg, is filing charges against the U.S government, representing two Yemeni brothers who were deported from Dulles International Airport and forced to sign a document relinquishing their green cards.

    “I am informed that there are a ton of returnees from airports all over the US, at Addis Ababa Intl, and the Ethiopian government is telling them they have only one more day to stay before it kicks them all out back to the countries they originally came from,” Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg was quoted as saying by ethio-news flash.

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  • 6 Types Of Body Fat And Easy Ways To Get Rid Of It

    There are many ways to combat obesity but the problem is that certain methods don’t work for everyone. We need to understand the root cause of obesity before treating it. While experts have suggested some changes in diet such as reduce intake of toast and potato for controlling obesity, there are also a number of exercises to reduce the fat present on specific body parts.

    The key to fat loss lies in focusing on that portion where excess fat is present in the body. An extensive research was conducted to identify the type of obesity in different people. On the basis of that study, experts suggested 6 types of body fat and ways to fix it.

    Yorkshire health study classified 4,000 fatty persons into 6 different groups.

    (a) Young healthy females- Young women suffering from type 2 diabetes.

    (b) Heavy-drinking males- Men consuming a large amount of alcohol and suffering from few obesity disorders such as type 2 diabetes.

    (c) Dejected and anxious middle-aged- Mainly ladies with poor mental health and fitness. 

    (d) Rich and healthy aged- Generally those persons who are healthy but facing issues of liquor addiction and hypertension. 

    (e) Physically ill but cheerful elderly- Older people with a sound mental condition but suffering from chronic disorders such as degenerative joint disease.

    (f) Poorest health- Destitute persons suffering from a number of chronic diseases. 

    There are mainly 2 forms of body fat distributions.

    There are mainly 2 forms of body fat distributions.

    Android and Gynoid. 

    Android fat distribution

    Android fat distribution

     As described by PositiveMed: "An ‘android’ fat distribution pattern is so called because more men than women exhibit it. You may have heard it described as an ‘apple’ body type when the waist circumference is greater than that of the hips.”

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    Gynoid fat distribution

    Gynoid fat distribution

     

    As described by PositiveMed: “A ‘gynoid’ distribution is most commonly seen in women. This is what many call the ‘pear’ body shape. In this pattern, hip circumference is greater than waist circumference.” Check out the 6 types of body fat and easy ways to get rid of it.

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    1) Upper Body Obesity (Android)

    1) Upper Body Obesity (Android)

    If one doesn’t exercise and eats too much, then there are chances of suffering from upper body obesity. Reduce the intake of sugar and workout for half an hour daily. Still if you don’t get expected results, then you may seek the help of a healthcare expert.

    2) Stomach-Centered Obesity (Android)

    Excess fat on the tummy can be accumulated due to tension, anxiety or depression. You may opt for pairing exercises and relaxation techniques to get rid of this fat. For best results, you can take the help of physiotherapist.

    3) Lower Body Obesity (Gynoid)

    3) Lower Body Obesity (Gynoid)

    Most women suffer from this type of body fat. Lower body exercises and cardiovascular workouts are the solutions to combat this fat. It’s little tough to loss fat from this portion but don't give up. Take guidance from a certified trainer to get results in a quick span of time.

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    4) Swollen Stomach Obesity (Android)

    4) Swollen Stomach Obesity (Android)

    Swollen stomach can be caused due to high alcohol intake and breathing issues. Just reduce the consumption of alcohol and do breathing exercises daily.

    5) Lower Body Obesity that Includes Lower Legs (Gynoid)

    5) Lower Body Obesity that Includes Lower Legs (Gynoid)

    This type of obesity in which the entire legs get swollen occurs mainly in pregnant women. Water aerobics is the only way out to remove fat from the lower legs.

    6) Large, Protruding Stomach with Upper Back Fat (Android)

    6) Large, Protruding Stomach with Upper Back Fat (Android)

    This type of obesity is similar to the first one. It is also caused due to inactivity and the only solution is to work out every day. Reduce the intake of sugar in your diet and eat in small proportions. The only way to reduce fat is to know the portion having excess fat in the body. Still if your weight loss programs are not giving any results, then there may be some hormonal or hereditary issues. You must consult a healthcare professional in such situation. Please share this health information with your friends and family.

     
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