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Virus spreads to new countries as top official warns world ‘not ready’

Virus spreads to new countries as top official warns world ‘not ready’

The coronavirus epidemic caused more death and disruption on Tuesday, spreading to new countries as a top health official warned the world was “simply not ... Lire l'article

Global fears rise as more coronavirus virus cases found on cruise ship

Global fears rise as more coronavirus virus cases found on cruise ship

China’s coronavirus crisis deepened on Thursday with the death toll soaring to 563, as thousands of people trapped on quarantined cruise ships added to global ... Lire l'article

Countries ban China arrivals as virus death toll hits 213

Countries ban China arrivals as virus death toll hits 213

Countries stepped up travel restrictions on arrivals from China on Friday after a global health emergency was declared over a viral epidemic that has killed ... Lire l'article

Experts say China virus outbreak will last months at least

Experts say China virus outbreak will last months at least

The deadly new coronavirus that has broken out in China, 2019-nCoV, will afflict a minimum of tens of thousands of people and will last at ... Lire l'article

Xi warns of ‘grave’ situation as China rushes to build virus hospitals

Xi warns of ‘grave’ situation as China rushes to build virus hospitals

President Xi Jinping warned Saturday that China was facing a “grave” situation as authorities took more drastic steps to halt the spread of a virus ... Lire l'article

Soros pledges $1bn to battle ‘would-be and actual dictators’

Soros pledges $1bn to battle ‘would-be and actual dictators’

US financier and philanthropist George Soros on Thursday pledged one billion dollars for a new university network project to battle the erosion of civil society ... Lire l'article

Locusts the latest curse of East Africa weather extremes

Locusts the latest curse of East Africa weather extremes

Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa are the result of extreme weather swings and could prove catastrophic for a region still reeling from drought ... Lire l'article

China rushes to build new hospital for virus within 10 days

China rushes to build new hospital for virus within 10 days

China is rushing to build a new hospital in a staggering 10 days to treat patients at the epicentre of a deadly virus outbreak that ... Lire l'article

UN flags famine alarm signals in Yemen

UN flags famine alarm signals in Yemen

A senior UN official warned Thursday that certain key factors that threatened to trigger famine last year in Yemen were once again looming large, including ... Lire l'article

Islamic State replaces al-Qaeda as Enemy No. 1 in Sahel

Islamic State replaces al-Qaeda as Enemy No. 1 in Sahel

Brutal attacks that have killed nearly 300 people in less than two months have propelled the Islamic State to the status of the Sahel’s most-feared ... Lire l'article

China carrying out ‘intense’ global attack on rights: HRW

China carrying out ‘intense’ global attack on rights: HRW

China is using its economic and diplomatic might to carry out the “most intense attack” ever on the global system for protecting human rights, a ... Lire l'article

Nearly 1,000 migrants forced back to Libya since start of year: UN

Nearly 1,000 migrants forced back to Libya since start of year: UN

Heavy clashes have spurred a growing exodus of migrants from Libya, but nearly 1,000 intercepted at sea have been forced to return to the war-ravaged ... Lire l'article

Human Rights Watch chief says barred from entering Hong Kong

Human Rights Watch chief says barred from entering Hong Kong

Human Rights Watch chief Kenneth Roth said Sunday he had been denied entry into Hong Kong, where he had arrived to launch the watchdog’s annual ... Lire l'article

Swarms of locusts threaten food security in Kenya

Swarms of locusts threaten food security in Kenya

Large swarms of desert locusts are spreading through Kenya, after wreaking havoc in Somalia and Ethiopia, posing a significant threat to food security, the agriculture ... Lire l'article

Thousands in shelters as Indonesia flood death toll hits 60

Thousands in shelters as Indonesia flood death toll hits 60

Indonesian rescue teams flew helicopters stuffed with food to remote flood-hit communities on Saturday as the death toll from the disaster jumped to 60 and ... Lire l'article

Al-Shabaab militants claim huge Mogadishu bomb attack killing 81

Al-Shabaab militants claim huge Mogadishu bomb attack killing 81

Al-Shabaab Islamist militants have claimed responsibility for Saturday’s massive car bomb in the Somali capital Mogadishu that killed 81 people, including two Turkish citizens. Debris ... Lire l'article

Bangladesh closes breast milk bank after Islamist protests

Bangladesh closes breast milk bank after Islamist protests

A Bangladesh hospital has suspended plans to give donated breast milk to babies after a backlash by Muslim clerics who said the scheme violated Islamic ... Lire l'article

Five reasons COP25 climate talks failed

Five reasons COP25 climate talks failed

The climate summit in Madrid earlier this month did not collapse -- but by almost any measure it certainly failed. Five years after the fragile ... Lire l'article

US considers pulling troops from West Africa

US considers pulling troops from West Africa

The Pentagon is looking into reducing or even withdrawing US troops from West Africa, part of a worldwide redeployment of military forces, the New York ... Lire l'article

Drought-hit Zimbabwe to transfer thousands of animals

Drought-hit Zimbabwe to transfer thousands of animals

Zimbabwe’s wildlife agency said Monday it would move hundreds of elephants and other animals in a dramatic bid to save them from a lethal drought. ... Lire l'article

Sea levels could rise even faster, higher than feared: study

Sea levels could rise even faster, higher than feared: study

Global warming could drive a much more dramatic increase in sea levels than current projections suggest, scientists say, citing a rise of 10 metres (33 ... Lire l'article

Congolese warlord given 30-year sentence for crimes against humanity

Congolese warlord given 30-year sentence for crimes against humanity

The International Criminal Court sentenced Congolese rebel chief Bosco “Terminator” Ntaganda to 30 years in jail for war crimes and crimes against humanity on Thursday, ... Lire l'article

Head of UN Palestinian agency resigns amid ethics probe

Head of UN Palestinian agency resigns amid ethics probe

The head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees has resigned amid an internal probe into alleged mismanagement and ethical abuses at the organization, the ... Lire l'article

Paris climate pledges “too little, too late”: report

Paris climate pledges “too little, too late”: report

Three-quarters of national commitments under the Paris climate accord to curb greenhouse gases will not even slow the accelerating pace of global warming, top climate ... Lire l'article

At least 42 killed in Haiti protest violence: UN

At least 42 killed in Haiti protest violence: UN

At least 42 people have been killed and dozens injured during anti-government protests in Haiti since mid-September, the UN’s human rights body said Friday, adding ... Lire l'article

Greta Thunberg seeks lift back across Atlantic to climate meet

Greta Thunberg seeks lift back across Atlantic to climate meet

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg had made it half-way from Sweden to Chile by boat, train and electric car when next month’s UN climate summit ... Lire l'article

African Development Bank announces record capital increase to $208bn

African Development Bank announces record capital increase to $208bn

The African Development Bank on Thursday announced the largest capital increase in its history, with an almost 125 per cent jump from $93 billion to ... Lire l'article

East Africa reels from deadly floods in extreme weather

East Africa reels from deadly floods in extreme weather

A powerful climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean stronger than any seen in years is unleashing destructive rains and flooding across East Africa - and ... Lire l'article

Boko Haram displaced suffer after Nigeria closes aid groups

Boko Haram displaced suffer after Nigeria closes aid groups

After Nigerian authorities closed down the offices of ACF and Mercy Corps in northeast Nigeria a month ago, nearly 400,000 people are left “without food ... Lire l'article

Nigeria to lift ban on aid groups in northeast soon: UN

Nigeria to lift ban on aid groups in northeast soon: UN

United Nations humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said Friday that Nigeria has promised to lift a ban on two international aid groups working in the restive ... Lire l'article

Climate change amplifies conflicts, hinders peacebuilding: Somalia report

Climate change amplifies conflicts, hinders peacebuilding: Somalia report

Climate change poses serious challenges to current and future peacebuilding efforts and can amplify conflicts, according to a report on years of devastating violence and ... Lire l'article

Big firm products top worst plastic litter list : report

Big firm products top worst plastic litter list : report

Tens of thousands of pieces of plastic littering the planet come from just a handful of multinational corporations, an environmental pressure group said Wednesday. (Picture ... Lire l'article

Trump sends US$4.5 million in aid to Syria’s White Helmets

Trump sends US$4.5 million in aid to Syria’s White Helmets

President Donald Trump has authorised US$4.5 million in aid for Syria’s White Helmets group, famed for rescuing wounded civilians from the frontlines in the civil ... Lire l'article

Ivory Coast tourism attracts $5bn from Arab investors

Ivory Coast announced Tuesday that Arab investors had pledged $5 billion to support its programme to attract foreign tourists to the West African nation. The ... Lire l'article

Niger floods force 23,000 from their homes

Floods in southeast Niger have forced 23,000 people to flee their homes since early October, officials said Saturday, threatening a new humanitarian crisis in a ... Lire l'article