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19 Nov 2018 description

*Wars, persecution and other violence have uprooted a record 68.5 million people, according to the U.N. refugee agency

By Emma Batha

LONDON, Nov 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Companies could help refugees rebuild their lives by paying them to boost artificial intelligence (AI) using their phones and giving them digital skills, a tech non-profit said on Thursday.

REFUNITE has developed an app, LevelApp, which is being piloted in Uganda to allow people who have been uprooted by conflict to earn instant money by "training" algorithms for AI.*

10 Nov 2018 description

by Reuters
Friday, 9 November 2018 19:57 GMT

  • Gulf state to donate $90 million over six months

  • Israel: Qatar standing in for Hamas rival Abbas

  • Palestinian killed, Israeli greenhouse torched (Adds violence in paragraph 11)

By Nidal al-Mughrabi

GAZA, Nov 9 (Reuters) - A $15 million Qatari cash infusion was paid out to impoverished Palestinian civil servants in the Gaza Strip on Friday, offering Hamas a potential domestic reprieve though Israel said the money would not go to the dominant Islamist group.

28 Oct 2018 description

An emergency WHO committee said that the outbreak was likely to worsen significantly unless the response was stepped up

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Children in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are dying from Ebola at an unprecedented rate due largely to poor sanitary practices at clinics run by traditional healers, the health ministry said on Sunday.

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22 Oct 2018 description

by Reuters
Sunday, 21 October 2018 20:59 GMT

MEXICO CITY, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Hurricane Willa gained strength and churned toward Mexico's Pacific coast, where it was expected to make landfall by Tuesday unleashing torrential rains in its wake, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Sunday.

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21 Oct 2018 description

by Reuters
Saturday, 20 October 2018 21:41 GMT

JERUSALEM, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday postponed the forced eviction of a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, a government official said.

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