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Doctors: Brazilian Men Abandoning Pregnant Women over Zika

Doctors in Brazil say they are shocked by what they perceive as a surge in the number of women raising children with microcephaly alone, after their male partners leave them, blaming the woman for their child’s disorder. The number of microcephaly cases in Brazil has increased significantly since the current outbreak of the Zika virus began.

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World View: Iran, Syria and Russia Ridicule Saudi Arabia’s Army

Contents: Turkey will keep Syria border closed as Aleppo refugees mass; Europe sends mixed messages to Turkey about new flood of Syrian refugees; Syria, Iran and Russia ridicule Saudi Arabia’s army; Turkey confiscates parrots and parakeets on Syria border; North Korea launches long-range missile, violating Security Council resolution

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South China Sea will be the Battleground of the Future

In this excerpt from “Asia’s Cauldron: The South China Sea And The End Of A Stable Pacific,” author Robert D. Kaplan, chief geopolitical analyst for Stratfor and former member of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board, explains how the region’s unique geography fosters aggression.