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U.N.: World Faces ‘Climate Apartheid’ with 120 Million More in Poverty

There is no shortage of alarm bells ringing over climate change – UN expert New York, N.Y. Climate change “threatens to undo the last 50 years” of development, global health and poverty reduction, a United Nations expert said on Tuesday, citing the risk of a new era of “climate apartheid” where the rich buy their way out […]

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Duterte Faces New ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ Complaint

New York, N.Y. Relatives of several people slain in the Philippine president’s anti-drug campaign asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to prosecute him for alleged crimes against humanity, in the second such request for a ruling on thousands of deaths that have occurred during the crackdown. Lawyer Edre Olalia said a 50-page complaint against President […]

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In Indonesia:‘My Parents Thought this Man Would Take Care of Me’

‘My parents thought this man would take care of me’ In Indonesia, former child brides push back, seek change. KARANG TENGAH, INDONESIAAttending school in her West Java village made Rasminah happy. But when she was 13, her mother said the family could no longer afford tuition or even basic necessities for their oldest daughter and […]

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In Indonesia . ‘My Parents Thought this Man Would Take Care of Me’

In Indonesia, former child brides push back, seek change. INDONESIA By Eva Mazrieva | VOA News KARANG TENGAH, INDONESIAAttending school in her West Java village made Rasminah happy. But when she was 13, her mother said the family could no longer afford tuition or even basic necessities for their oldest daughter and had found her […]

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In Indonesia:‘My Parents Thought this Man Would Take Care of Me’

‘My parents thought this man would take care of me’ In Indonesia, former child brides push back, seek change. By Eva Mazrieva | VOA News KARANG TENGAH, INDONESIAAttending school in her West Java village made Rasminah happy. But when she was 13, her mother said the family could no longer afford tuition or even basic necessities for […]

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United Nations Marks 100 Years Since Nelson Mandela’s Birth

New York, N.Y. Taking stock of his “vast” legacy for mankind, the United Nations will mark 100 years since the birth of the late anti-Apartheid activist, Nelson Mandela, on Wednesday. “Nelson Mandela was a towering global advocate for justice and equality”, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his video message for Nelson Mandela International Day, annually observed on […]

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Pope Supports U.S. Bishops’ Criticism of ‘Immoral’ Immigration Policy

New York, N.Y. Reuters has released an exclusive interview with Pope Francis in which he criticizes Trump administration policy on migrant family separation. Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Basilica Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Photo by Marko Vombergar/ALETEIA. Speaking to Reuters, the Pope said he supported recent statements by U.S. Catholic bishops who […]

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Surveillance Helps Secure Singapore for Trump-Kim Summit

Washington, D.C. It’s no accident Singapore was chosen to host the historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. One big reason: the city is extremely safe and tightly controlled. In fact, it has one of the world’s lowest crime rates. That’s in part because the country’s pervasive system […]

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