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Fire in Philippines tent claims kills 7 in family that survived typhoon

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A mother and her six children who survived the floods and winds of Typhoon Haiyan died Wednesday when their tent in a camp near the city's airport went up in flames.

Authorities identified the victims as Maria Elisa Ocenar, 39, and her children Cathleen, 11; Justine, 10; Jan Mark, 6; Jovelyn, 5; Jasmine Claire, 3; and Jacklyn, 4 months, the Asian church news portal ucanews.com reported.

Lusaka archbishop says Africans must do more to protect girls

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Lusaka's Catholic archbishop said African nations should do more to protect girls from oppression and harassment.

Laws need to be put in place to ensure that African girls are safeguarded from useless, abusive and oppressive traditional practices, Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu said in late May at a Mass for the Little Servants of Mary Immaculate.

"As a church, we want to see the African girl child well-protected and respected right from the word go" the archbishop said.

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