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28 Mar 2017 description
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Las intensas lluvias que cayeron por 15 horas en el norte costero del Pacífico provocaron el lunes el desborde de un río clave, el Piura, el más importante de la región agrícola de Perú.

Las aguas entraron la ciudad que lleva el miso nombre del río, y convirtieron a su plaza de armas, supermercados y zonas urbanas en una extensa piscina.

La industria lechera reportó pérdidas por 14 millones de dólares en otras regiones cercanas.

28 Mar 2017 description
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ERIGAVO, SOMALILAND — As the breakaway republic of Somaliland grapples with a severe drought, medical workers are struggling to aid people left weakened by malnourishment and hunger.

A 70-year-old hospital in Erigavo, the capital of the Sanaag region, is operating beyond full capacity to treat people affected by the drought. And it's the only hospital in the region.

The drought has left tens of thousands of children acutely malnourished. In desperate need of treatment, they are checked as they lie on the beds in this stabilization center ward.

28 Mar 2017 description
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NAIROBI — Unidentified assailants took the lives of six aid workers in South Sudan on Saturday, the highest number killed in a single incident since South Sudan's conflict began in December 2013, according to the United Nations.

Working for a local NGO called GREDO, they were killed in the Magri area of Central Equatoria State, as they traveled from South Sudan's capital, Juba, to the town of Pibor.

27 Mar 2017 description
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By Ayaz Gul

ISLAMABAD —

Pakistan says it has started fencing off its long border with Afghanistan and areas vulnerable to cross-border militant attacks are being given priority.

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa revealed the project during a visit Saturday to tribal districts, including Mohmand, near the Afghan border where "terrorists" assaulted outposts from across the other side and killed five Pakistani soldiers this month.

24 Mar 2017 description
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NAIROBI — The Kenyan government says it will open the border with Somalia to boost trade and allow the flow of people between the two countries. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta also pledged to help Somalia in the fight against al-Shabab militants and support and train government workers. His remarks followed a meeting he had in Nairobi with his Somali counterpart, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.

After a closed door meeting that lasted more than three hours, the two heads of state addressed the media in a display of friendship.

President Kenyatta discussed the border issue.