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MORE THAN 350,000 SUFFERING FROM FAMINE CONDITIONS IN ETHIOPIA'S TIGRAY, says UN - by Webmaster 15/06/2021 @ 15h01 

More than 350,000 suffering from famine conditions in Ethiopia's Tigray, says  UN | Shakir Essa is a digital media creator, news broadcaster, author and  political analyser. He is the presenter of bothAid chief says situation is worst since the 2011 famine in Somalia that led to the deaths of an estimated 250,000 people

More than 350,000 people in Ethiopia’s Tigray region are suffering famine conditions, with millions more at risk, according to an analysis by UN agencies and aid groups that blamed conflict for the worst food crisis in a decade. Read more HERE

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PAKISTAN TRAIN CRASH : SEVERAL KILLED AS EXPRESS SERVICES COLLIDE - by Webmaster 08/06/2021 @ 20h09 

Pakistan train accident: Dozens killed in crash in Sindh province - CNNAt least 40 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in a pre-dawn crash between two express trains in Pakistan, as rescuers and villagers worked throughout the day to pull survivors and the dead from the crumpled carriages.
Cries for help pierced the night as passengers climbed out of overturned or crushed rail cars and local people rushed to the scene in the district of Ghotki, in the southern province of Sindh. Read more HERE

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GUNMEN IN NIGERIA ABDUCT ABOUT 150 STUDENTS FROM ISLAMIC SCHOOL - by Webmaster 02/06/2021 @ 21h24 

Gunmen in Nigeria abduct about 150 students from Islamic school | Nigeria |  The GuardianAn armed gang has abducted students from an Islamic school in the north-central Nigerian state of Niger.
The school’s owner, Abubakar Tegina, told Reuters he witnessed the attack and estimated about 150 students had been taken. “I personally saw between 20 and 25 motorcycles with heavily armed people.
They entered the school and went away with about 150 or more of the students,” said Tegina, who lives around 150 metres from the school.“We can’t be exact because most of them have not reported to the school as at that time.” Read more HERE.

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TENS OF THOUSANDS OF BRAZILIANS MARCH TO DEMAND BOLSONARO'S IMPEACHMENT - by Webmaster 31/05/2021 @ 19h20 

Tens of thousands of Brazilians march to demand Bolsonaro's impeachment |  Brazil | The GuardianTens of thousands of protesters have poured on to the streets of Brazil’s largest cities to demand the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro over his catastrophic response to a coronavirus pandemic that has claimed nearly half a million Brazilian lives.
The demonstrators turned out in more than 200 cities and towns for what is the biggest anti-Bolsonaro mobilisation since Brazil’s Covid outbreak began, Read more HERE.

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GERMANY AGREES TO PAY NAMIBIA €1.1bn OVER HISTORICAL HERERO-NAMA GENOCIDE - by Webmaster 30/05/2021 @ 00h17 

Namibia rejects German compensation offer over colonial violence | Namibia  | The GuardianGermany has to agreed to pay Namibia €1.1bn (£940m) as it officially recognised the Herero-Nama genocide at the start of the 20th century, in what Angela Merkel’s government says amounts to a gesture of reconciliation but not legally binding reparations.
Tens of thousands of men, women and children were shot, tortured or driven into the Kalahari desert to starve by German troops between 1904 and 1908 after the Herero and Nama tribes rebelled against colonial rule in what was then named German South West Africa and is now Namibia.Read more HERE.

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SPANISH PM VOWS TO "RESTORE ORDER" AFTER 8,000 MIGRANTS REACH CEUTA - by Webmaster 19/05/2021 @ 23h10 

Spain vows to restore order after thousands swim into Ceuta from MoroccoSpain’s prime minister arrived in the north African enclave of Ceuta vowing to “restore order” after an unprecedented 8,000 migrants crossed into the territory over 36 hours, deepening the tense diplomatic standoff between Madrid and Rabat.
After a day of veiled recriminations, Morocco on Tuesday recalled its ambassador from Spain for consultation. Relations with Spain need a moment of “contemplation”, a diplomatic source told Reuters. Read more HERE

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LEICESTER CITY WIN FIRST FA CUP AFTER YOURI TIELEMANS SCREAMER SINKS CHELSEA - by Webmaster 16/05/2021 @ 23h23 

Leicester City win first FA Cup after Youri Tielemans screamer sinks Chelsea  - FlipboardDoing a Leicester: to achieve the seemingly impossible, to make light of ridiculous odds. Things have changed somewhat since 2016 and the most outlandish title triumph of all time, with Leicester having levelled the playing field through astute recruitment and the excellent coaching of Brendan Rodgers. But doing a Leicester continues to represent the challenging and toppling of the elite. Read more HERE

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AT LEAST 1 MILLION PEOPLE FACING STARVATION AS MADAGASCAR 'S DROUGHT WORSENS - by Webmaster 14/05/2021 @ 22h21 

In southern Madagascar, 'nothing to feed our children' Hunger Mother  Children COVID-19 parents | The IndependentPeople eating termites and clay as UN says acute malnutrition has almost doubled this year in south. Madagascar’s worst drought in 40 years has left more than a million people facing a year of desperate food shortages.

The south of the island will produce less than half its usual harvest in the coming months because of low rains, prolonging a hunger crisis already affecting half the Grand Sud area’s population, the UN estimates. Read more HERE.

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APPEAL COURT SAYS AIR FRANCE AND AIRBUS SHOULD BE SENT TO TRIAL OVER 2009 CRASH - by Webmaster 12/05/2021 @ 22h19 

Air France and Airbus to face trial over 2009 Rio-Paris crash, French court  saysAn appeal court has ruled that Air France and Airbus should be sent to trial for “unintentional manslaughter” over the crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris in 2009 in which 228 people died.
The judgment, which overturned the decision of a court to dismiss the case, was welcomed by victims’ families, who expressed their “immense satisfaction” at finally having their voices heard. Read more HERE

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US SHIP FIRES 30 WARNING SHOTS AFTER IRANIAN VESSELS APPROACH FLEET - by Webmaster 10/05/2021 @ 22h57 

US ship fires 30 warning shots after Iranian vessels approach fleet | US  military | The GuardianA US coast guard ship fired about 30 warning shots as a group of 13 Iranian fast boats sped toward US navy vessels in the strait of Hormuz, in what the Pentagon called “unsafe and unprofessional” maneuvers by the naval arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGCN).
The incident marked the second time within the last month that US military vessels have had to fire warning shots because of what they said was unsafe behavior by Iranian vessels in the region, after a relative lull in such interactions over the past year. Read more HERE

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BLASTS TARGET SCHOOL IN WEST KABUL KILLING AT LEAST 58 PEOPLE - by Webmaster 09/05/2021 @ 22h26 

At least 58 dead as blasts strike Kabul schoolAt least 58 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in a bomb attack on girls leaving their school in a largely Shia Muslim neighbourhood in Kabul.
Officials said doctors were struggling to provide medical care to 150 of the wounded, who were mostly students. Residents said they heard multiple blasts just as girls were leaving classes at the Sayed ul-Shuhada school in the Afghan capital to return home and break their Ramadan fast. Read more HERE

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MAYOR OF MEXICAN TOWN AND TWO OFFICIALS ARRESTED OVER DISAPPEARANCE OF ACTIVIST - by Webmaster 08/05/2021 @ 15h46 

Missing Mexico students: Iguala mayor 'ordered attack' - BBC NewsThe mayor of a town in the Mexican state of Oaxaca and two officials in her administration have been arrested over the disappearance of an anti-corruption activist who went missing after a protest outside the local town hall.
Claudia Uruchurtu Cruz, 48, whose sisters live in Sheffield, disappeared on 26 March after participating in a demonstrations over allegations of arbitrary detention by local police in the municipality of Nochixtlán, about 375km south-east of Mexico City. Read more HERE

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AT LEAST 23 DEAD AS MEXICO CITY METRO OVERPASS COLLAPSES - by Webmaster 04/05/2021 @ 19h20 

Mexico City metro overpass collapses onto road leaving at least 23 dead |  CBC NewsA partially collapsed metro overpass has claimed at least 23 lives in Mexico City, where rescuers worked through the night to free trapped passengers and search for victims.
Mexico City’s mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum, said via Twitter that at least 65 people had been taken to hospital after the collapse near the Los Olivos metro station, which occurred at about 10.30pm on Monday. Read more HERE.

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EUROZONE DRIVEN INTO DOUBLE-DIP RECESSION AS COVID TAKES TOLL - by Webmaster 02/05/2021 @ 21h36 

Eurozone driven into double-dip recession as COVID takes toll - Pars TodayThe eurozone fell back into recession in the first three months of the year, as a slow vaccination drive and tougher restrictions to stem a third coronavirus wave damaged the region’s economies.
GDP in the 19 economies sharing the euro shrank by 0.6% between January and March compared with the previous quarter, according to figures from Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office. Read more HERE

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MORE THAN 100 LONE CHILDREN RESCUED TRYING TO CROSS MEDITERRANEAN - by Webmaster 02/05/2021 @ 00h58 

Rescuers save 100 migrants, including 67 children, in dinghy off Libya -  CGTNFears are rising over the numbers of lone children risking their lives to reach Europe after 114 were pulled from the Mediterranean Sea in one day this week.
The unaccompanied minors were among 125 children rescued off the Libyan coast on Tuesday by the authorities, aid agencies said.
“The number is incredibly alarming – it is the most that have been picked up in a single day this year and certainly one of the highest we have ever recorded,” said Juliette Touma, Unicef’s regional chief of communications. Read more HERE