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News in the Humanosphere: U.S. details anti-abortion rule expansion, affecting $9bn in global health funds

The Trump administration released new anti-abortion rules that will apply to almost $9 billion in global health funding, including a massive HIV/AIDS prevention program, the State Department announced. The rules restrict any foreign nongovernmental organization receiving U.S. global health aid from using any of their other funding to “perform or actively promote abortions as a method of family planning.” (BuzzFeed)

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News in the Humanosphere: U.N. staffer abducted ahead of Security Council visit to Colombia

An employee of the United Nations has been kidnapped by a dissident rebel faction in southern Colombia, marring a visit by UN Security Council ambassadors to show support for the South American nation’s recent peace deal. President Juan Manuel Santos’ administration said that the Colombian national was working on a crop substitution project in the southern state of Guaviare when he was taken captive. (Al Jazeera)

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