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UN Appeals for $10M in Emergency Food Aid for Gaza The United Nations' World Food Program is appealing for $10 million in emergency aid to help Palestinian civilians facing food shortages in Gaza. WFP officials say 115,000 people are in urgent need of food assistance with ready-to-eat meals starting to ru
Voice of America | 2 hours, 28 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Ukraine Rebel Commander Acknowledges Fighters Had BUK Missiles A powerful rebel leader in Ukraine has confirmed that pro-Russian separatists had an anti-aircraft missile of the type Washington says was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and it could have originated in Russia. In an interview with Reuter
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CAR armed groups sign ceasefire agreement Rival armed factions in the Central African Republic agreed to a tentative ceasefire on Wednesday at a peace conference held in neighbouring Congo. The agreement was signed by representatives of the mainly Muslim Seleka rebel coalition and Christian "
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HRW: Iraq Dropping Barrel Bombs on Civilians Human Rights Watch says indiscriminate Iraqi government airstrikes on cities have killed at least 75 civilians and wounded hundreds since early June. The group says in a new report that Iraqi forces are dropping barrel bombs even as Baghdad denies using t
Voice of America | 4 hours, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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No Quick Decision Seen on Tougher EU Sanctions on Russia European Union ambassadors will debate proposals on Thursday on restricting Russian access to Europe's capital markets and defense and energy technology but are not expected to make a quick decision. Ambassadors from the 28 EU nations are expected to agre
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South Africa to block foreigners from buying land South Africa's government will forbid foreigners from buying land within five years, but will not expropriate those who already possess deeds, the land affairs minister said Wednesday. "The principle is that foreign nationals should not own land
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US Scientists to Map Interior of Mount St. Helens Volcano A series of explosions set off by a team of scientists were expected to rattle Washington state's Mount St. Helens on Wednesday as researchers map the interior of the volcano, whose 1980 eruption was the deadliest in U.S. history. Mount St. Helens, about
Voice of America | 5 hours, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Israel Scrambles to Restore Foreign Flights to Tel Aviv Israel tried on Wednesday to get U.S. and European commercial flights to Tel Aviv restored after some carriers suspended services, insisting its main airport there was safe despite being targeted by Palestinian rockets. Israeli authorities emphasized the
Voice of America | 5 hours, 29 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Malaysian Jet Shootdown Joins Long List of Civilian-Military Air Disasters The unfolding story of the Malaysian passenger jet shot down last week by an anti-aircraft missile over Ukraine joins a substantial list of similar military-civilian air disasters that have killed hundreds of non-combatants through decades of aviation his
Voice of America | 6 hours, 5 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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South Sudan Blames Rebels Intransigence For Stalled Peace Talks South Sudans foreign minister says the stalled peace negotiations between the government in Juba and opponents of the administration are due to the intransigence of representatives of the rebel leader and former vice president Riek Machar at the talks in
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