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Prison shelling in Yemen kills five women and a child: UN rights chief condemns possible war crime
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Monday, 06 April 2020
Prison shelling in Yemen kills five women and a child: UN rights chief condemns possible war crime
The UN has condemned the shelling of the women’s section of the Central Prison in a district of Yemen’s war-torn Taizz Governerate, in the south of the country, which has left at least five women and one child dead, and wounding more than 11, with casualties expected to rise. Read Full Article ...
 
International sport day moves indoors, with plea to stay active during self-isolation
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Monday, 06 April 2020
International sport day moves indoors, with plea to stay active during self-isolation
Running tracks, gyms and swimming pools may be closed, as part of government-imposed lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is more important t...
 
Lady Gaga curating global event to boost healthcare workers on coronavirus front line
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Monday, 06 April 2020
Lady Gaga curating global event to boost healthcare workers on coronavirus front line
The World Health Organization (WHO) has teamed up with international advocacy organization Global Citizen, to launch ‘One World Together At Home”, a global tel...
 
First Person: ‘Fate’ of Italian nurse, and countless other health workers, depends on protective clo
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Monday, 06 April 2020
First Person: ‘Fate’ of Italian nurse, and countless other health workers, depends on protective clo
A 24-year-old nurse in Italy who is treating patients with the deadly COVID-19 virus has been describing how her “fate” on any given day is dependent on how we...
 
COVID-19 highlights nurses’ vulnerability as backbone to health services worldwide
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Monday, 06 April 2020
COVID-19 highlights nurses’ vulnerability as backbone to health services worldwide
Nurses are on the frontline fighting COVID-19 but “an alarming failure” in the global supply of protective clothing and new coronavirus tests – together with “...
 
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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.