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    US, Canada lose 3bn birds in 50 years

    New Age Online | Updated at 11:37am on September 20, 2019

    The bird populations in Asia and the United States are in crisis, according to two major studies. The first study concludes that there are three...

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    Students bring out worldwide climate strike

    Reuters. Sydney | Updated at 11:04am on September 20, 2019

    Thousands of students took to the streets of Australia and other Asia-Pacific countries on Friday to kick off a global strike demanding world leaders gathering...

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    One dead, five hurt in Washington shooting

    Reuters | Updated at 10:48am on September 20, 2019

    One person was killed and five others wounded on Thursday in a shooting on the streets of Washington, DC, not far from the White House,...

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    A mother or baby die at child birth every 11 seconds: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:36am on September 20, 2019

    Global child and maternal deaths have fallen sharply in recent decades, but new UN statistics released Thursday show unequal progress, with more than five childbirths...

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    Sri Lanka sets Nov 16 for presidential polls

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:32am on September 20, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s Election Commission Wednesday announced it will hold presidential polls on November 16, nearly two months before the incumbent’s term ends. Commission chairman Mahinda...

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    US drone strike kills 30 civilians in Afghanistan

    Reuters . Jalalabad | Updated at 01:31am on September 20, 2019

    A US drone strike intended to hit an Islamic State hideout in Afghanistan killed at least 30 civilians resting after a day’s labour in the...

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    Hundreds of workers in Qatar unpaid: Amnesty

    Reuters . Doha | Updated at 01:28am on September 20, 2019

    Hundreds of migrant workers in Qatar have gone without pay and many were forced to return to their home countries without compensation, despite recent reforms...

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    Human rights threats in warming world could speed up climate action

    Reuters . New York | Updated at 01:24am on September 20, 2019

    From worsening hunger and migration to greater loss of lives and property to wild weather, climate change is driving violations of human rights — and...

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    Yemen rebels threaten to attack Dubai, Abu Dhabi

    Agence France Presse . Sanaa | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2019

    Yemen’s Iran-backed Huthi rebels on Wednesday threatened to attack dozens of targets in the United Arab Emirates, including in the skyscraper-filled city states of Dubai...

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    Kuwait army prepares amid regional tensions

    Agence France-Presse . Kuwait City | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2019

    Kuwait’s army said Wednesday it was raising its readiness levels and carrying out military exercises, amid soaring regional tensions after neighbouring Iran was accused of...