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Old 10-22-2017   #1
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Default Vampire scare prompts U.N. pullout from southern Malawi

File under "Headlines you didn't expect to read today." Happy Halloween.

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LILONGWE (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Monday it has pulled staff out of two districts in southern Malawi where a vampire scare has triggered mob violence in which at least five people have been killed.
Belief in witchcraft is widespread in rural Malawi, one of the world’s poorest countries, where many aid agencies and NGOs work. A spate of vigilante violence linked to a vampire rumors also erupted in Malawi in 2002.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ma...KBN1CE25E?il=0
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