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Experts expect availability of safe drinking water in Bangladesh to worsen due to climate change, April was Iraq's bloodiest month in almost five years and eight of the 10 worst nations in which to be a mother are in West and Central Africa
CHAD: Security forces in Chad foil
a coup against the government of President Idriss Deby that had been in
preparation for several months, the West African desert nation's
communications minister announces.
workers are wary of being co-opted into a Western political agenda in
Somalia, even though experts say supporting the new government in Mogadishu
could be the best way to improve security and prevent another
DR CONGO: In forested hills in eastern Congo, rebels
are honing their ambush skills to prepare to face a new United Nations
force which has a mandate to go on the offensive.
MALI UNREST: Chad's
President Idriss Deby, a survivor of countless rebellions, has stepped into
a void left by Africa's traditional heavyweights and turned his desert
nation into a powerbroker as France disengages from its former
MYANMAR: Myanmar needs to
recognise the indigenous land tenure systems practiced by ethnic groups
and take their concerns on land seriously if it is to build long-lasting
peace, experts say on the eve of the first public meeting where ethnic
views on land conflicts will be heard.
BANGLADESH: The availability of safe
drinking water, particularly in Bangladesh's hard-to-reach
areas, is expected to worsen as the country continues to suffer the
effects of climate change, experts say.
SYRIA: The Syrian army captured a strategic
southern town from rebel fighters after a ferocious two-month
bombardment, in an advance likely to result in President Bashar al-Assad's
forces regaining control of an international transit route, opposition
IRAQ: April was Iraq's bloodiest
month for almost five years, with 712 people killed in bomb attacks and
other violence, the United Nations Iraq mission says.
FRAGILE STATES: Twenty of the world's most troubled
countries have made progress in efforts that range from reducing
poverty to improving the education of girls and cutting down on the deaths
of women in childbirth, the World Bank says.
AID AND COMMUNICATION: Humanitarian responders must recognise
and communication are basic humanitarian needs, just as much as food,
water, shelter and sanitation, a new report by the United Nations Office
for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says.
HEALTH AND DISEASE: Eight of the 10 worst
nations in which to be a mother are in West and Central Africa, and the
two others are also African countries, according to a new report by the
international children s charity Save the Children.
to halt global warming will save my nation Tony de
peacekeeper killed in eastern Congo -U.N. Reuters
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energy saves more than the environment Helen Clark,
fuel subsidies and price CO2, urges World Bank Reuters Point
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is a brutal enemy of Afghan women Sima Samar
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Asian cities to public transport crucial, difficult experts
Amantha Perera, Thomson Reuters Foundation