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US kidnap victims' 'hearing loss'

Two of three women imprisoned in a house in the US state of Ohio for a decade have reportedly suffered from severe malnutrition and will require long-term therapy for injuries such as hearing loss and joint and muscle damage.

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DNA shows Ohio kidnapping suspect fathered girl

DNA tests have confirmed that a man accused of kidnapping and holding captive three teenage girls in Ohio is the father of a six-year-old girl born in captivity, the attorney general said.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a statement that "forensic scientists worked throughout the night to confirm that Castro is the father of the six-year-old girl born in captivity to one of the kidnapping victims."

The tests also showed that Ariel Castro, 52, is not connected to any other cases in the state, although the FBI is still checking the sample against national cases.

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