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Banning women from domestic work abroad raises trafficking risks: UN

Banning women from domestic work abroad raises trafficking risks: UN

The restriction, designed to protect women from abuse, actually exposed women to greater risk.


Sri Lanka seeks international help after deadly flooding, landslides kill 122


The disaster has claimed at least 122 lives, and 97 people are still missing.

The number of people known to have been killed in floods and landslides in Sri Lanka rose to 122, officials sai [ … ]


In China, maggots finish plates, and food waste

In China, maggots finish plates, and food waste

The lavae could help China eat away waste.


Children pay the price in Afghan conflict: UN

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From January to March, 210 children were killed.


Russia, Turkey, Iran to press ahead with Syria talks in Astana: Kazakhstan

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Russia, Turkey, Iran to press ahead with Syria talks in Astana: Kazakhstan

Russia, Turkey and Iran are pressing ahead with a fresh round of Syria talks in Kazakhstan, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said on Monday, despite a request from the Syrian rebe [ … ]


Warren Buffett rails against fee-hungry Wall Street managers

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File Photo: Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett plays bridge during the Berkshire annual meeting weekend in Omaha, Nebraska May 3, 2015.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo

Billionaire Warren Buffett, whose stock picks over several decades have enriched generations of Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) shareholders, delivered a black eye to the investment industry [ … ]


North Korea evades sanctions with network of overseas companies: U.N. report

FILE PHOTO - A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

North Korea is evading international sanctions with a sophisticated network of overseas companies, enabled partly by its continued access to the international banking system, says a forthcom [ … ]


Israeli PM criticises UN 'hypocrisy' on historic Australia visit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, arrive at Sydney Airport

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked Australia for defending his nation against UN resolutions during a historic visit to Sydney.


Chinese weapons reaching 'near-parity' with West: study

(1 vote, average 5.00 out of 5)

China's official defense budget of $145 billion last year was 1.8 times higher than those of South Korea and Japan combined.



One in seven children suffer high air pollution: UNICEF

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Air pollution, UNICEF, children worldwide, cleaner energies

Almost one in seven children worldwide live in areas with high levels of outdoor air pollution, mostly in South Asia, and their growing bodies are most vulnerable to damage, the U.N. childre [ … ]


Without aid, 49,000 children will die this year in northeast Nigeria: U.N.

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Children displaced as a result of Boko Haram attacks in the northeast region of Nigeria, cheer at a camp for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Yola, Adamawa State January 13, 2015.

Nearly half a million children around Lake Chad face "severe acute malnutrition" due to drought and a seven-year insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, UNI [ … ]


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