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CAR refugees facing malnutrition in DR Congo: MSF

An international medical aid organization has expressed concern over the threat posed by a severe lack of food to the lives of thousands of refugees from the Central African Republic

America

Study: Discrimination endures in Mexican labor market

A new study says racial and ethnic discrimination continues to be an obstacle for many in the Mexican labor market. The Project on Ethnicity and Race in Latin America reports

Asia and Oceania

Death toll from Afghanistan avalanches exceeds 200

More than 200 people have been confirmed dead in a recent series of avalanches in Afghanistan, a dramatic rise in the death toll as officials continue search for missing people.

Middle East

‘We must not fail in Gaza’ say UN agencies, joining global call to action

United Nations agencies and offices are expressing alarm over the limited progress in rebuilding the lives of those affected by last summer’s fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups

International Reports

Amnesty report: 2014, a ‘catastrophic year for millions civilians’

Amnesty International has released its latest report on the state of human rights in 160 countries, warning that millions of people are subjected to grave human rights violation. The NGO

ANTI-TERROR ALERT Middle East

Bomb attacks leave 28 dead in, around Iraqi capital

Police and medical officials say at least 28 people have been killed and a number of others injured when bomb explosions struck areas in and around Iraq’s capital, Baghdad. The

ANTI-TERROR ALERT Middle East

Daeh (EI) in Syria abducts at least 90 Christians

Daeh (EI) militants have abducted at least 90 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria, a monitoring group tracking violence in Syria said on Tuesday. The British-based Syrian Observatory

International

WHO urges billions to fight neglected tropical diseases

The World Health Organization on Thursday urged countries to invest billions of dollars to tackle 17 neglected tropical diseases — including dengue fever, leprosy and sleeping sickness — which kill

Africa HRA

Egyptian court jails leading activist for five years

An Egyptian court sentenced a prominent activist to five years in jail on Monday for violating limits on demonstrations, part of one of the toughest crackdowns on dissent in Egypt’s

Middle East

Attacks kills 19 Shiite in Iraq

Multiple bombings, including a suicide truck bomb attack on Shiite militiamen, killed 19 people on Sunday in Iraq, as police found four bodies with gunshots wounds in the capital, officials