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Black Magic

16 Captive Girls Freed In 'Baby Factory' Raid

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.03.2014 | World

Nigerian police said on Wednesday that they raided a home and freed 16 pregnant girls and young women allegedly being forced to have babies to be sold...

Sorcerer's House Explodes During Supposed Healing Ritual

AP | GILLIAN GOTORA | Posted 01.30.2013 | Religion

HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Police in Zimbabwe said Wednesday they found traces of explosives at a tribal sorcerer's house where a massive blast killed six pe...

The Hybrid Halloween Witch of 2012

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Nancy Rubin Stuart

Today, black magic is out, replaced by blogs and picket lines where the Halloween witch can express her complaints about social injustices without the risk of being burned at the stake.

eBay Bans That Ol' Black Magic

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.16.2012 | Small Business

Curses! eBay has banned magic spells and potions. A small paragraph in the new eBay 2012 Fall Seller Update (h/t Tecca) is proving to be a big bumm...

Aiding Children Accused of Witchcraft

Chi Mgbako | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Chi Mgbako

When I think of Emma, I remember her moonbeam smile and her radiant innocence. But I also think of the thousands of children accused of witchcraft whose futures will not be as bright.

Romania Witches Use Spells To Protest New Taxes

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGOSOIA, Romania (AP) -- Solace for world leaders trying to enforce painful austerity measures: At least you're not running Romania. (Scroll down for...

Witchcraft Declared A Legal Profession In Romania

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania has changed its labor laws to officially recognize witchcraft as a profession, prompting one self-described witch t...

Couple Kills Baby In Black Magic Ritual

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) KARACHI, Pakistan - Pakistani police have arrested a couple on charges of stabbing their 3-month-old baby to death in a black magic ritual they b...

African Children Denounced As "Witches" By Christian Pastors

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EKET, Nigeria — The nine-year-old boy lay on a bloodstained hospital sheet crawling with ants, staring blindly at the wall. His family pastor h...