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Palestinian toddler burned to death in ‘settler’ arson attack

A Palestinian toddler was burned to death and four family members wounded in an arson attack by suspected Jewish settlers on two homes in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Friday.


CAR: Unprotected Muslims forced to abandon religion

Muslims returning to ethnically-cleansed areas of western CAR have in some cases been forced to abandon their religion, said Amnesty International in a report published today. The report, “Erased identity:

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UN projects world population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, driven by growth in developing countries

The world’s population is projected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050 and exceed 11 billion in 2100, with India expected to surpass China as the most

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Yemen: UN consultations Tuesday on the humanitarian situation, violation of the truce by the Arab coalition

The UN Security Council must hold consultations Tuesday on the situation in Yemen, when a humanitarian truce established in the country was shattered. The ambassadors of the 15 member countries

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UN agencies and partners warn of ‘acute shortage’ of meningitis vaccines

West Africa is at risk of a large meningitis outbreak unless drug manufacturers increase vaccine production by 5 million doses before the 2016 meningitis season starts in January, the United

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Yemen: saudi warplanes hit allied Yemeni militants by mistake, kill 12

Yemeni military sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Saudi fighter jets conducted airstrikes on hills overlooking the al-Anad air base near the city of al-Houta, located about 30 kilometers


Cameroon : at least 19 killed in suicide attack in north

At least 19 people were killed in a suicide bombing in the northern Cameroonian town of Maroua on Saturday, a local military commander said, just three days after twin bombings

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In quake-stricken Nepal, ‘emergency is not over yet,’ warns senior UN relief official

Three months after the first of the devastating earthquakes that hit Nepal, hundreds of thousands of survivors continue to require and rely on urgent humanitarian assistance, the top United Nations

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Yemen: “Giving children an education in Yemen is crucial for their future …” UNICEF

As fighting in Yemen has forced more than 3,600 schools in the country to close and disrupted the education of about 1.8 million children, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)


Seven tortured bodies found in Mexico’s Guerrero

A statement from Guerrero’s prosecutor’s office said Thursday that the bodies, including a decapitated one, were all male and were discovered in the Zitlala township. The corpses had “visible signs