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    Number of migrant workers swells nearly 10pc in five years: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:27am on December 06, 2018

    There are currently some 164 million migrant workers around the globe, marking a rise of nine per cent from 2013, the UN said Wednesday.An International...

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    Nearly 150,000 migrants arrive in war-torn Yemen in 2018: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on December 05, 2018

    A growing number of migrants are flocking to Yemen, even as its dire humanitarian crisis deepens, with nearly 150,000 expected to arrive in the war-ravaged...

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    Drought, conflict driving Afghans to marry off children: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:20am on November 28, 2018

    With a devastating drought worsening an already horrendous humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, parents are increasingly compelled to ‘sell’ young daughters into marriage to pay off...

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    75-80pc chance of El Nino in next three months: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on November 28, 2018

    There is a 75 to 80 per cent chance of a moderate El Nino event forming in the next three months, possibly impacting weather patterns...

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    Swiss vote on insurance company spies

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on November 24, 2018

    The thought of a stranger filming you while you sit on your balcony or work in your garden is likely unsettling to most....

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    WTO to rule in spat over US tariffs

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:06am on November 22, 2018

    The World Trade Organisation agreed Wednesday to hear complaints from a range of countries over new US steel and aluminium tariffs, as well as complaints...

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    Incomparable $50m pink diamond smashes record

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    An exceptionally rare pink diamond of nearly 19 carats fetched 50.3 million Swiss francs ($50 million, 44 million euros) at auction in Geneva Tuesday, Christie’s...

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    Bangladesh must halt plans to return Rohingya to Myanmar: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:42am on November 14, 2018

    The UN rights chief on Tuesday urged Bangladesh to halt plans to repatriate more than 2,200 Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, amid reports of continued violations...

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    WHO maps dangerous misuse of antibiotics

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 04:03pm on November 12, 2018

    The World Health Organisation warned Monday that antibiotics consumption is dangerously high in some countries while a shortage in others is spurring risky misuse, driving...

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    Rare pink diamond aims to make $50m

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on November 11, 2018

    The Pink Legacy, an exceptionally large pink diamond, is set to go under the hammer at Christie’s in Geneva next week, when it is expected...

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