Syria: ‘Violence, displacement’ and cold kill 11 infants ‘in the past two days’

01 February 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 40 Views
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“Violence, displacement and extremely harsh conditions” in northern and eastern Syria have killed at least 32 children since December – including 11 infants in the past two days, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed on Thursday.

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Boom in Artificial Intelligence patents, points to ‘quantum leap’ in tech: UN report

01 February 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 46 Views
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The “upsurge” in patent applications for devices and machines powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the last five years, suggests that it could soon revolutionize all areas of daily life far beyond the tech world, a UN report suggested on Thursday.

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Venezuela opposition 'has met military', says Juan Guaidó

31 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 26 Views
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Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaidó says he has held secret meetings with the military to win support for ousting President Nicolás Maduro. Mr Guaidó declared himself interim president earlier this month and was immediately recognised by the US and several Latin American countries.

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Polar vortex brings deadly cold snap to US states

31 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 23 Views
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Cities are all but shutting down across the US Midwest as the region shivers in a deadly cold snap known as a polar vortex. At least eight people have been killed in several states as a result of the Arctic weather.

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China's factory activity shrinks as slowdown worries rise

31 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 29 Views
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Chinese factory activity contracted for a second straight month in January, the official Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) showed. The index ticked up to 49.5, but remained below the 50-point level that separates growth from contraction.

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Nigeria's Chief Justice sacked over undeclared assets

31 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 31 Views
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Is President Buhari in search of safe hands at Nigeria's Supreme Court?

A political storm has broken out in Nigeria following President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to sack the country’s Chief Justice just weeks before the presidential elections.

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Solidarity needed to overcome ‘isolated’ attacks on Venezuela refugees, migrants

30 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 48 Views
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Attacks and hate speech against Venezuelans seeking shelter in neighbouring countries should be condemned “with a clear and forceful message of rejection” and solidarity, a top UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and UN migration agency (IOM) official said in a statement on Monday.

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Sudan's Bashir visits Egypt, says protesters trying to imitate Arab Spring

30 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 34 Views
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Beleaguered Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has met his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on his second trip abroad since anti-government protests kicked off across Sudan in December.

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Human trafficking cases hit a 13-year record high, new UN report shows

30 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 48 Views
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The latest Global Report On Trafficking In Persons, released on Tuesday by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at UN headquarters in New York, shows a record-high number of cases detected during 2016, but also the largest recorded conviction rate of traffickers.

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Immigrant Children Being Used As ‘Bait’ To Arrest Sponsors, Class Action Lawsuit Alleges

29 January 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 26 Views
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Donald Trump’s administration is using detained immigrant children as “bait” to arrest their sponsors and deliberately keeping kids in shelters for long periods, according to a class action lawsuit filed on Friday by immigration advocacy groups.

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