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22 Jan 2017 description
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El fin de la política migratoria conocida como “pies secos, pies mojados” modificó los planes. “Estaban de forma irregular en suelo mexicano”, alegaron las autoridades.

El gobierno mexicano deportó desde el estado de Chiapas a 91 cubanos a su país, luego de que las autoridades de la isla brindaran el reconocimiento de nacionalidad, informó el Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM).

20 Jan 2017 description
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As Somalia faces its second major drought this decade, the government has issued an urgent appeal for large-scale, life-saving aid.

Holding a joint press conference with the country's National Drought Task force on Thursday, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said millions of his people are at risk of starvation if action is not taken soon.

19 Jan 2017 description
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JOHANNESBURG — Even for Madagascar, this is no ordinary bubonic plague outbreak.

The African nation has the world’s highest incidence of the bacterial infection that earned the grim name “the Black Death” after it killed an estimated 50 million people in the 14th century. The rat- and flea-borne illness hits the island nation every year from about December to April.

18 Jan 2017 description
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HARARE — In Zimbabwe, doctors and aid organizations have called on the government to improve the country’s water and sanitation amid a typhoid outbreak.

Authorities have started dismantling vendors' malls as part of efforts to contain the outbreak that has struck more than 200 people in the capital, Harare, killing two, and has been detected in other parts of Zimbabwe.

Vendors say authorities must ensure citizens have adequate clean water and sanitation.

15 Jan 2017 description
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Syrian rebel negotiators announced Saturday their support of Russia-Turkey brokered talks aimed at finding a political solution to the nearly six-year-long conflict in Syria, but they say a planned meeting this month in Kazakhstan should be seen only as a first step toward the resumption of the long-stalled U.N.-backed Geneva peace process.

The Syrian opposition's High Negotiations Committee, which has been shut out of the Russian-Turkish talks process, said in a statement that it backed a military delegation, which will attend the meeting in the Kazakh capital of Astana.