The world last week - 5 stories you may have missed
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It's sad that President Trump and his Twitter outbursts are still dominating the headlines. In a week of Britain's big budget announcement and Republican hypocrisy over emails, here are five stories from around the world that should be on your radar. Spain A stampede of 120 diners left a single restaurant in Spain without paying. The group had apparently been celebrating a baptism in the north-western town of Bembibre. Following the ceremony they went to El Carmen restaurant, but as dessert was being served the group left the restaurant en masse. Restaurant owner Antonio Rodriguez said that the diners had paid a deposit of £770 for their meal, but that they owed him an extra 2,000 Euros to cover the cost of their food and drink. He told BBC News that "it was something they had planned and they left in a stampede". He has little hopes of being repaid. Somalia Over 110 people have died in only two days as a drought has hit the south-west of Somalia. So far, the death toll has been announced for the region of Bay alone. The Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Haire, announced the sombre news last weekend. Some of the deaths were linked to cholera, according to local news agencies. They reported that the disease had killed dozens in the town of Awdinle. The death rates for cholera, most often caused by bacterial infection from contaminated and unclead drinking water, are fairly high. There are fears that the drought will lead to a full-scale famine. President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo declared that the country was in a state of national disaster last Tuesday, and experts are linking it to El Nino. The phenomenon often affects the Horn of Africa relatively strongly, and can also manifest in excess flooding. Somalia's last large famine lasted for two years. It ended in 2012 and killed 260,000 people. Bangladesh Early last week, a law was passed in Bangladesh that allows child marriages in unspecified 'special circumstances'. The law previously, and still, states that the legal age for marriage is 18 for girls and 21 for boys. The law passed on February 27 allows children to be married at younger ages than this, providing parental consent and agreement from a court, but it does not state that the consent of the child concerned is necessary for this to be possible.
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