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‘They threw me away so I would suffer as I died’: How rape is used as a weapon in Tigray conflict

‘They threw me away so I would suffer as I died’: How rape is used as a weapon in Tigray conflict

World
In the Ethiopian city of Adigrat, the general hospital may be the only thing that actually works in a community which now lacks all government-run services.The health facility's front door is firmly open and the wards are full. In fact, there are far more patients than beds, and we watched the staff treat gunshot wounds and shrapnel blasts and the after-effects of beatings in this war-ravaged corner of the Tigray region.The physical damage inflicted by this vicious conflict made a strong impression on our team but the trauma and distress was difficult to handle for there is so much pain in this dilapidated building.Warning: This article contains detailed descriptions of violent rape and other details some readers may find distressing Image: In t...
Spring training: Teams seek fresh start after COVID-19 threw MLB a curve in 2020

Spring training: Teams seek fresh start after COVID-19 threw MLB a curve in 2020

Sports
MIAMI, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The Miami Marlins were arguably the MLB team most impacted by COVID-19 in 2020. They'll be one of 28 teams that start MLB spring training games Sunday with a renewed sense of optimism and appreciation for baseball. "It's going to be a full season, so let's see what we are made of," Marlins infielder Miguel Rojas told reporters Wednesday on a Zoom video conference. Advertisement All 30 MLB teams reported to camps last week, with half the league at training facilities in Florida and the other half in Arizona. The reporting dates came almost exactly a year after teams reported in 2020. Last year's preseason slate suddenly stopped in March, though, because of the coronavirus pandemic, which prompted an unprecedented MLB season. Forty-three 43 games were postponed and ...
The market is so haywire some Wall Street strategists threw in the towel on giving S&P 500 targets

The market is so haywire some Wall Street strategists threw in the towel on giving S&P 500 targets

Finance
The stock market has gone so haywire amid the coronavirus crisis that some strategists on Wall Street are giving up on forecasting what comes next.Over the past week or so, chief market strategists at BMO, Oppenheimer and Canaccord Genuity have all suspended their year-end targets on the S&P 500, blaming the unprecedented economic uncertainty that makes projecting the market a fool's errand."For the first time in our collective careers, we have decided to suspend our year-end S&P 500 price and EPS targets in favor of rolling 12-month forecasts," BMO's Brian Belski and Nicholas Roccanova said in a note. "We believe there is minimal rational method for predicting the path of US stocks given the rapidity and volatility of data, forecasts, and emotions on a nearly d...