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20 Jan 2019 description

by Reuters
Sunday, 20 January 2019 02:56 GMT

By Manuel Farías

LA SERENA, Jan 19 (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit the coast of north-central Chile on Saturday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and witnesses said it rattled buildings farther south in the capital city of Santiago but left only minor damage in its wake.

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13 Jan 2019 description

by Nita Bhalla | @nitabhalla | Thomson Reuters Foundation Friday, 11 January 2019 14:55 GMT

Accommodation in Nairobi, where LGBT+ refugees were forced to flee after attacks at a camp, was criticised as unsanitary and crowded

By Nita Bhalla

NAIROBI, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - LGBT+ refugees in Kenya on Friday accused the United Nations of failing to provide adequate shelter and protection after they were forced to flee attacks at a refugee camp and relocated to an abandoned school on the outskirts of the capital, Nairobi.

01 Jan 2019 description

An army patrol carried out the largest migrant rescue mission for many months, while another 49 migrants remained blocked at sea after both Malta and Italy refused to accept them

VALLETTA, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Malta's armed forces saved 180 migrants in two rescue operations in the Mediterranean on Monday, less than 24 hours after picking up another group of 69.

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01 Jan 2019 description

Mali has been in turmoil since Tuareg rebels and loosely allied Islamists took over its north in 2012

BAMAKO, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Armed men killed 37 Fulani civilians on Tuesday in central Mali, where ethnic violence cost hundreds of lives last year, the government said.

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03 Dec 2018 description

by Reuters
Sunday, 2 December 2018 13:03 GMT

Some 1.2 million suspected cholera cases have been reported in Yemen since 2017, with 2,515 deaths

SANAA, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Authorities in the Houthi-held Yemeni capital Sanaa are sterilizing water supplies at wells, distribution networks and houses to help stem the world's worst outbreak of cholera.

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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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