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Hajara, 19, and her children await their first hot meal in over two months. They arrived at the Dosseye refugee camp in Chad the previous day after fleeing violence in Central African Republic. UNHCR/C.Fohlen

UN says over 200,000 refugee children out of school in Ethiopia due to COVID-19

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday said more than 200,000 refugee children are out of school in Ethiopia due to...
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China sends over 40,000 UN peacekeepers over 30 years: white paper

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China's armed forces have sent over 40,000 peacekeepers to 25 United Nations peacekeeping missions over the past 30 years, says a white paper...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Namibia’s COVID-19 cases break 10,000 mark

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Namibia on Thursday recorded 114 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the country's cumulative confirmed cases to 10,078. Namibia's Health Minister Kalumbi...
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U.S. jobless claims fall to 860,000 as labor market continues to recover

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The number of initial jobless claims in the United States declined to 860,000 last week, indicating a continued recovery in the labor market ravaged...
Militants Killed In Gunfights In Indian Controlled Kashmir

US$100,000 reward offered in manhunt for suspect in ambush shooting of 2 LA deputies

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A 100,000-U.S.-dollar reward was offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect who shot two Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies...
Hybrid and electric vehicles

Over 350,000 pure electric vehicles hit the road in Beijing

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More than 350,000 pure electric vehicles had been put into operation in the Chinese capital Beijing by the end of August 2020, Beijing Municipal...
bushfire

California’s largest-ever fire grows to about 750,000 acres

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The August Complex Fire, which on Thursday became the U.S. state of California's largest ever, has merged with several other fires to cover...
tourism in Ghana

Kenya’s tourist arrivals hit 14,000 in August amid COVID-19 disruptions

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Kenya's tourist arrivals reached 14,049 since the reopening of the international borders on Aug. 1, tourism and wildlife ministry said on Friday. ...
Trump

Trump says U.S. troops in Iraq to be reduced to 2,000 soon

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U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq would soon be reduced to about 4,000 and 2,000 respectively. ...
Climate change

Climate change to ultimately cost humanity US$100,000 per ton of carbon

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Two geoscientists and a philosopher from the University of Chicago (UChicago) estimated that an "ultimate cost of carbon" to humanity comes out closer to...
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U.S. jobless claims total 884,000 as labor market continues to recover

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The number of initial jobless claims in the United States totaled 884,000 last week, unchanged from the previous week's revised level, the Labor...
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U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 190,000 — Johns Hopkins University

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U.S. COVID-19 deaths surpassed 190,000 on Wednesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. With the national...
The U.S. troops deploying at one of the bases

U.S. to reduce troops in Iraq to 3,000 by end of September

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Commander of U.S. Central Command Kenneth McKenzie confirmed that the United States will reduce its troop presence in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,000...
Namibia

Namibia’s emergency grant benefits over 760,000

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The Namibian finance ministry said Wednesday that out of over 800,000 applicants, 769,130 individuals have benefited from an emergency income grant. The...

Mozambican government to support 6,000 disabled veterans

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Mozambican Ministry of Combatants announced Monday that the government will provide compensations and ensure continuity in multisectoral assistance to 6,000 former combatants with disability...

Love Your Melon injects US$30,000 into early childhood cancer treatment

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‘Love Your Melon’ (LYM), a charitable organization with a mission to improve the lives of children with cancer, had in the last nine months...
A physiotherapist sits at a workstation in an Intensive Care ward treating COVID-19 patients at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, Britain, May 22, 2020. Picture taken May 22, 2020. Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS

Morocco’s COVID-19 cases surpass 65,000

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Morocco registered 1,672 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the tally in the North African country to 65,453, the health ministry said. ...

Floods kill 51 in southern Niger, destroy 26,000 homes – UN

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Torrential rains battering Niger since June have claimed 51 lives and destroyed 26,000 homes, affecting 281,0000 people, the UN Office for the Coordination of...
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Ford to cut 1,000 salaried jobs in U.S.

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Ford Motor Co. is planning to eliminate 1,000 white-collar jobs in the United States by the end of the year, another step in...
Ghana Reduced Hunger and Malnutrition

Some 67,000 children at risk of dying from hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa due to...

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An estimated 67,000 children are at risk of dying from extreme hunger across Sub-Saharan Africa before the end of the year due to impacts...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 1.25 million as death toll approaches 30,000

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Tuesday said that the death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has...
Mozambican President Nyusi in France

Mozambican government to support 70,000 families through newly created agency

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Some 70,000 families in northern Mozambique will benefit from the support of the recently created Northern Integrated Development Agency, Radio Mozambique (RM) reported on...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 850,000 – Johns Hopkins University

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Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 850,000 on Tuesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The...

UN agencies to immunize 400,000 Somali children against polio, measles

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Two UN agencies said Monday they have kicked off a three-day campaign aimed at immunizing 400,000 children under the age of five in Somalia...
Members of the medical assistance team from the Peking Union Medical College Hospital take care of a COVID-19 patient. Pan Songgang/China Population Newspaper

Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 1.24 million as death toll nears 30,000 mark

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Monday said that the number of positive COVID-19 cases across the African continent...
Crown Forest

Over 230,000 hectares of forest under threat in central Tanzania

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At least 230,000 hectares of forest in Tanzania's central region of Singida are under threat following encroachment by people and grazing of livestock in...
FIFA President Gianni Infantino. (Photo by FIFA)

Ghana FA receives US$500,000 FIFA relief fund

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The Ghana Football Association has received the sum of $500,000 from football world governing body FIFA as part of efforts to combat the economic...
Makeshift Hospital

Egypt’s COVID-19 cases surpass 98,000

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Egypt reported on Thursday 237 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total cases in the country to 98,062, Egyptian Health Ministry said in a statement. ...
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Italy loses over 700,000 jobs in first five months of 2020 – INPS

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At least 742,000 private-sector jobs were lost in Italy in the first five months of 2020 compared with the same period in 2019, the...
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159 schools, 85,000 students affected by Beirut’s blasts: UNESCO

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UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Audrey Azoulay said on Thursday that 159 private and public schools and 85,000 students were...