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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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31 Jul 2018 description

by Reuters
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 09:11 GMT

HANOI, July 31 (Reuters) - Vietnam is considering evacuating over 14,000 households in Hanoi amid concerns that recent heavy rains could inundate a flood-prone district in an outlying area of the Southeast Asian country's capital.

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30 Jul 2018 description

by Reuters
Monday, 30 July 2018 11:54 GMT

BHUBANESWAR/NEW DELHI, July 30 (Reuters) - Heavy rains flooded a hospital critical care unit in eastern India, an official said on Monday, as annual monsoon rains destroyed homes in several parts of the country and forced others to flee to higher ground.

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30 Jul 2018 description

by Reuters
Monday, 30 July 2018 12:42 GMT

**The government has urged people to leave low-lying areas and move into relief shelters--

By Sam Aung Moon

YANGON, July 30 (Reuters) - Monsoon floods in Myanmar have killed at least 11 people and forced more than 100,000 to flee their homes, government officials said on Monday, as rescue workers ferried stranded residents to safety by boat.

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27 Jul 2018 description

by Reuters
Thursday, 26 July 2018 18:26 GMT

A month-long drought has affected more than half the country and prompted the government to declare a "red alert" to distribute resources to victims

By Nelson Rentería

JIQUILISCO, El Salvador, July 26 (Reuters) - Encouraged by a good harvest last year, Maria de Jesus Lopez, a modest farmer, decided to boost her production of corn on the land she rents, but an unexpected drought in El Salvador has cost her the whole harvest.

25 Jul 2018 description

by Reuters
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 10:22 GMT

Farmers say time is running out as Iraq struggles to rebuild from its war with Islamic State

By Maha El Dahan and Raya Jalabi

TAL ABU AL-DHAHER, Iraq, July 25 (Reuters) - One day in June, a giant irrigation pump deep in the Mosul Dam Lake sputtered briefly into life. The successful test brought a rare moment of celebration for the facility's supervisor, Assem Abdel Rahman, and his small team of engineers from Iraq's Water Resources Ministry.

24 Jul 2018 description

by Reuters
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 04:46 GMT

Vietnam is prone to destructive storms and flooding, with 389 people killed last year in natural disasters such as floods and landslides

HANOI, July 24 (Reuters) - The death toll from floods and landslides triggered by tropical storm Son Tinh rose to 27 on Tuesday, and seven people are still missing, the government's Disaster Management Authority said.

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20 Jul 2018 description

by Reuters
Friday, 20 July 2018 08:45 GMT

Libya is a main departure point for migrants trying to reach Europe often on flimsy inflatable boats provided by smugglers

BERLIN, July 20 (Reuters) - Libya rejects a European Union's plan to establish migrant centres there to stop asylum seekers arriving in western Europe and it will not be swayed by financial inducements, Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said.

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18 Jul 2018 description

by Reuters
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 12:59 GMT

The boat that sank was carrying around 160 migrants (Recasts with coast guard statement)

ANKARA, July 18 (Reuters) - Nineteen people died when a boat carrying 150 migrants sank off the coast of northern Cyprus and rescuers were searching for 25 other people, Turkey's coast guard said on Wednesday.

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16 Jul 2018 description

by Reuters
Monday, 16 July 2018 10:37 GMT

TRIPOLI, July 16 (Reuters) - Eight migrants including six children were found dead on Monday after suffocating from petrol fumes while packed into a lorry container on the west Libyan coast, authorities said.

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12 Jul 2018 description

by Reuters
Thursday, 12 July 2018 07:21 GMT

Several regions of Afghanistan regularly suffer landslides when snow melts in the spring, but deforestation in some parts has increased their frequency

KABUL, July 12 (Reuters) - A landslide destroyed nearly 300 homes, killing at least 10 people, as it swept through an Afghan village where residents were using only basic digging tools to search for survivors, officials said.

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14 Jun 2018 description

by Reuters Wednesday, 13 June 2018 17:58 GMT

"Clearly while Venezuela's problems in terms of food and health continue, these figures are going to keep growing. We can't think it will end"

BOGOTA, June 13 (Reuters) - More than a million people have left Venezuela to live in Colombia during the last 15 months, with arrivals expected to continue, the Colombian government said on Wednesday, as its socialist neighbor suffers a deep economic crisis.

09 Jun 2018 description

by Reuters
Friday, 8 June 2018 21:01 GMT

By Mustafa Mahmoud

KIRKUK, Iraq, June 8 (Reuters) - At least one woman was killed and 14 people including women and children were wounded late on Friday when a bomb exploded in the ethnically-mixed Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk, the military said.

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