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Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Help for Venezuelans, Burundi Ebola vaccine drive, Paraguay poison probe ur
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Help for Venezuelans, Burundi Ebola vaccine drive, Paraguay poison probe ur
Our main stories today cover: Scaled-up assistance for Venezuelans; Ebola vaccinations for Burundi health workers; reports of civilian deaths following an Afghan-sponsored security operation; agrochemical spray probe urged in Paraguay; Libya violence abates during truce, and disarmament conference’s first woman chief urges Governments to “overcome their dif...
 
Thursday’s Daily Brief: Harrowing terrorist survivors’ stories, children first in Mediterranean resc
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Thursday’s Daily Brief: Harrowing terrorist survivors’ stories, children first in Mediterranean resc
Our main stories today: Boko Haram terrorist survivors tell their stories; UNICEF speaks out for children adrift on the Mediterranean; UN health agency pushes ...
 
Tuesday’s Daily Brief: water quality crisis, Yemen and Libya updates, Venezuelan children appeal, oc
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Tuesday’s Daily Brief: water quality crisis, Yemen and Libya updates, Venezuelan children appeal, oc
This Tuesday, we cover: new report on water quality worldwide; Yemen envoy briefs the Security Council on Aden; intensifying clashes in southern Libya; UNICEF ...
 
Microplastic pollution is everywhere, but not necessarily a risk to human health
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Microplastic pollution is everywhere, but not necessarily a risk to human health
Tiny plastic particles known as microplastics are “everywhere – including in our drinking-water”, but they are not necessarily a risk to human health, UN exper...
 
Misinformation and growing distrust on vaccines, ‘dangerous as a disease’ says UNICEF chief 
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Tuesday, 20 August 2019
Misinformation and growing distrust on vaccines, ‘dangerous as a disease’ says UNICEF chief 
Vaccines save millions of lives, and yet misinformation, limited availability and inadequate access to services have left large numbers of children in jeopardy...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.