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Pakistan flood victims face food crisis – UN

In the next three months, about 5.7 million Pakistani flood survivors will face a serious food crisis, the United Nations warned Monday. A top United Nations official announced an increase in the humanitarian appeal for Pakistan to $816 million, from $160 million, due to rising death tolls from disease. During the meeting in Geneva, Julien…
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Three killed, 15 missing in Brazilian Amazonas after bridge collapses

Firefighters and local media reported that at least 15 people are missing and three are confirmed dead after a bridge collapsed in Amazonas, a state in northern Brazil. According to Reuters, the Amazonas Fire Department is searching for 15 people after a bridge collapsed on the BR-319 highway in Careiro, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Manaus.…
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President of UAE meets Sultan of Oman to expand cooperation

A meeting between His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Sultan Haitham bin Tariq has taken place at the Al Alam Palace in Muscat, the Omani capital. On the first day of the UAE President's state visit to Oman, the two leaders discussed ways to strengthen the historical ties between the two nations. His Majesty the Sultan welcomed His…
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Hurricane Ian leaves Cuba without power

Cuba's electrical grid collapsed late Tuesday evening in Havana. In the aftermath of the hurricane, the whole island was left without electricity within hours of Hurricane Ian. This hurricane devastated the western side of the island with flooding and violent winds. It was reported by Reuters, citing state-run media, that Lázaro Guerra, Technical…
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UN speeches consistently invoke young people, excluding older people

One after another, presidents and prime ministers from around the world spoke of their countries' trials and triumphs. One of the biggest issues, however, was largely ignored in both columns. While war, climate change, and inequality have dominated the United Nations General Assembly, leaders have largely left the historic growth of the aging…
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Wildlife in Kenya is being decimated by drought

Almost 2% of the world's rarest zebras have been wiped out by Kenya's most severe drought in 40 years, as well as 25 times as many elephants as usual. Kenya's famed wildlife is being starved of normal food sources and being driven into deadly conflict with people. This is because they wander further into towns and villages seeking sustenance,…
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NASA spacecraft hits asteroid head-on in attempt to alter trajectory

In the first defence test of its type, a NASA spacecraft intentionally smashed into an asteroid to alter its trajectory. DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) was the first mission to attempt to direct a dangerous object by using a direct experiment, according to space mission director Thomas Zurbuchen. NASA tweeted impact success shortly after…
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94 people have been killed on a sunken Lebanon migrant boat

It has been reported that the death toll from the migrant boat that sank off the Syrian coast earlier this week after sailing from Lebanon has risen to 94. This is after more bodies were recovered from the Baniyas coast on Syria's Mediterranean coast, Syrian state TV reported on Monday. The trip from Lebanon is the most dangerous yet. Economic…
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