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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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07 Oct 2018 description

Maltese armed forces said the boat was spotted during a routine patrol

VALETTA, Oct 7 (Reuters) - A group of 120 migrants arrived in Malta on Sunday after being rescued from a small inflatable boat in the Mediterranean by the island's armed forces.

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05 Oct 2018 description

More than 200 girls kidnapped from their school by Boko Haram militants in April 2014. Since then, about half of the girls have been found or freed, and an unknown number have died

By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was hearing about her sore eyes that convinced Lawal Zannah his daughter Aisha was still alive, the first sliver of good news to emerge after months of nervy silence enveloped Nigeria's kidnapped Chibok girls.

29 Sep 2018 description

Friday, 28 September 2018 19:19 GMT

GAZA, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot dead seven Palestinians, including two boys, who were among thousands of people who thronged to the fortified Gaza Strip border on Friday as part of weekly protests launched half a year ago, Gaza health officials said.

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26 Sep 2018 description

by Reuters
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 14:15 GMT

Clashes between Tuareg and Fulani herdsmen, often over land and watering points, have killed dozens of civilians this year
(Updates Burkinabe soldier death toll to eight)

BAMAKO, Sept 26 (Reuters) - At least 15 Tuaregs were killed when armed men from a rival ethnic group attacked their village in northern Mali, local authorities said on Wednesday.

25 Sep 2018 description

by Reuters
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 12:30 GMT

Lebanon is hosting 976,000 registered Syrian refugees, according to the U.N. High Commission for Refugees

By Laila Bassam

BEIRUT, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Fifty thousand Syrians have returned home from Lebanon so far in 2018 and the number could reach 200,000 in a year's time if it continues at this rate, a top Lebanese official said on Tuesday.

25 Sep 2018 description

by Reuters
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 18:18 GMT

The outbreak began in recent weeks when heavy rains pummeled the area, which led to the flooding of a major river in Kassala

By Khalid Abdelaziz

KHARTOUM, Sept 25 (Reuters) - More than 11,000 people in Sudan's eastern state of Kassala have been infected over the past month by Chikungunya, a debilitating mosquito-borne viral disease, but no deaths have been reported, a Sudanese official said on Tuesday.

24 Sep 2018 description

by Reuters
Monday, 24 September 2018 13:45 GMT

Western Libya is the main departure point for Europe-bound migrants fleeing poverty and conflict, although many drown in the attempt

TRIPOLI, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Libya's coast guard rescued 235 migrants in three separate operations on Sunday night off its western coast, a naval forces spokesman said.

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23 Sep 2018 description

Saturday, 22 September 2018 19:11 GMT

MOGADISHU, Sept 22 (Reuters) - One person died and another was injured in two car bombs that exploded in the heart of the Somali capital on Saturday and the Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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29 Aug 2018 description

by Reuters
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 11:13 GMT

As pressure mounts to show progress in the war against Islamist groups ahead of a presidential election

  • Displaced people told to return to unsafe areas in northeast

  • Officials say they will get no more aid in camps

  • Diplomats and aid officials concerned at political motive

  • Graphic: https://tmsnrt.rs/2JmvnQA

By Paul Carsten and Ahmed Kingimi

29 Aug 2018 description

by Reuters
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 13:14 GMT

  • More than 50,000 evacuate homes in central region

  • Villages, townships battle floodwaters

  • Bridge on highway linking three key cities damaged

  • At least two people missing after being swept away (Adds details of incident, concern over dam, quotes; paragraphs 6,7,11 onwards)

By Antoni Slodkowski and Shoon Naing

28 Aug 2018 description

Top immigration officials from Peru, Colombia and Brazil have been meeting in Bogota for a two day summit to discuss how to cope with the influx

LIMA, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Peru on Tuesday declared a health emergency at its northern border as thousands of Venezuelans, fleeing economic crisis and hunger at home, continued to stream into the country despite tightening entry requirements.

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18 Aug 2018 description

After a local restaurant owner was stabbed and beaten, residents and government officials said

By Anthony Boadle

BRASILIA, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Angry residents of a Brazilian border town, Pacaraima, ran riot and drove out Venezuelan immigrants on Saturday after a local restaurant owner was stabbed and beaten, residents and government officials said.

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12 Aug 2018 description

More than a million people have arrived in Colombia from Venezuela over the last year and a half, fleeing a severe economic and political crisis

BOGOTA, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Colombia will ask the United Nations to designate a special envoy to coordinate humanitarian aid for the hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan migrants flooding into countries around the region, the foreign minister said on Friday.

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12 Aug 2018 description

Torrential rains and landslides during India's June-September monsoon season have ravaged farmlands and prompted massive evacuations

By Jose Devasia

KOCHI, India, Aug 11 (Reuters) - More than half of the 14 districts in India's Kerala state have been put on high alert, officials said on Saturday, as the death toll from one of the worst floods in the southern state reached 34.

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06 Aug 2018 description

by Reuters
Sunday, 5 August 2018 20:10 GMT

By Ali Abdelaty

CAIRO, Aug 5 (Reuters) - The president of South Sudan and head of the country's main rebel group signed a final cease fire and power-sharing agreement on Sunday and hailed a new longed-for era of peace in the country.

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02 Aug 2018 description

The federal government had planned to end a housing assistance program for people displaced by Hurricane Maria

By Nate Raymond

WORCESTER, Mass., Aug 1 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday extended until Aug. 31 an order preventing the eviction of hundreds of Puerto Rican families who fled the hurricane-ravaged island in 2017 and have been living in hotels and motels across the United States.

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