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Millions of Disaster Victims Miss Out on Humanitarian Aid Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

(VOA): The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has issued an annual report that focuses on the millions of elderly, disabled, and vulnerable victims of natural and man-made disasters who fall through the humanitarian cracks and don't receive desperately needed..

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China's Yuan Sinks to 10-Year Low Against Dollar

(VOA): China's yuan sank to a 10-year low against the dollar on Monday, coming close to breaking the politically sensitive level of seven to the U.S. currency. The yuan declined to 6.9644 per dollar at midday, passing its most recent low in 2016 before recovering slightly. It was the lowest..

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21 Dead in East China Mining Accident

(VOA): The death toll from a mining accident in east China rose to 21 on Monday after rescuers pulled two more bodies from the mine following a nine-day search, state media said. The tunnel where 22 miners were working was blocked at both ends by coal after pressure caused rocks to fracture and..

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Bangladesh, Myanmar Agree to Repatriate Rohingya

(VOA): Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to repatriate Rohingya refugees back to the country they fled, in the midst of a U.N warning that genocide was still being committed against them. Myanmar Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Win Myat Aye told VOA Burmese that the date to..

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Typhoon Yutu Batters Philippines

(VOA): A typhoon that has caused devastation in some Western Pacific islands made landfall in the Philippines on Tuesday, bringing strong winds and a risk of floods, storm surges and landslides in some northern provinces. With wind speeds of 140 km per hour (87 mph) and gusts of up to 230 kph,..

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Death by Video: Morrison Combats Refugees By Film Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Caught in the backwater of the world’s existence, Australia struggles for relevance in various ways. It might show itself a leader in creating a sovereign fund (too..