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India Bans Single-Use Plastic

Thursday afternoon in Kolkata, India, fruit seller Tanvir Alam sat behind a basket of mangos on the sidewalk of a busy street, saying the nationwide ban on single-use plastic bags that goes into effect Friday, would hurt business.“I do not know now wha…

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UN Rights Council: Taliban Seek to Erase Women, Girls From Public Life

Delegates attending an urgent debate at the U.N. Human Rights Council on the status of women and girls in Afghanistan are urging the international community to exert maximum pressure on the Taliban.In opening Friday’s debate, U.N. human rights chief Mi…

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North Korea Implies South Korean Balloons Caused COVID Outbreak

Weeks after acknowledging its first coronavirus infections, North Korea appears to be blaming the outbreak on balloons sent by defector-activists in South Korea.North Korean officials said Friday they traced the outbreak to an inter-Korean border regio…

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WHO: COVID-19 Cases Rising Nearly Everywhere Around World

The number of new coronavirus cases rose by 18% in the last week, with more than 4.1 million cases reported globally, according to the World Health Organization.The U.N. health agency said in its latest weekly report on the pandemic that the worldwide …

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Instagram Hides Some Posts That Mention Abortion

Instagram is blocking posts that mention abortion from public view, in some cases requiring its users to confirm their age before letting them view posts that offer up information about the procedure.Over the last day, several Instagram accounts run by…

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Children in Armed Conflict Subjected to Unspeakable Horrors: UNICEF

The U.N. children’s fund says more than 266,000 violations were committed against children in armed conflict between 2005 and 2020.An analysis of more than 30 conflicts across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America finds children continue to b…

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Children in Armed Conflict Subjected to Unspeakable Horrors: UNICEF

The U.N. children’s fund says more than 266,000 violations were committed against children in armed conflict between 2005 and 2020.An analysis of more than 30 conflicts across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America finds children continue to b…

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Cameroon Separatists-for-Hire Suspected in Intercommunal Killings

Villagers in a western Cameroon town bordering Nigeria say armed men carried out a series of attacks from June 25 to 27, killing at least 30 people, including five Nigerians, and forcing hundreds to flee.Community leaders in the town of Akwaya say one …

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Cameroon Separatists-for-Hire Suspected in Intercommunal Killings

Villagers in a western Cameroon town bordering Nigeria say armed men carried out a series of attacks from June 25 to 27, killing at least 30 people, including five Nigerians, and forcing hundreds to flee.Community leaders in the town of Akwaya say one …

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Lone Referral Hospital in Ethiopia’s Afar Region Struggles as Malnutrition Soars

Record-breaking drought in Ethiopia has caused child malnutrition rates to soar in the northern Afar region, where the only referral hospital says babies are dying within hours of arrival. Ethiopia’s war with Tigrayan forces has left less than 10 perce…

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