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    Burkina violence displaces 4,000 daily, says UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:54pm on February 22, 2020

    More than 4,000 people are being forced to flee their homes each day in Burkina Faso, as attacks on civilians by jihadist militants increase in...

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    UN appeals to Turkey to take in more Syria refugees

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 09:50pm on February 20, 2020

    The UN refugee agency on Thursday appealed to Turkey to take in more refugees from Syria, as hundreds of thousands flee the regime’s brutal assault...

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    Scarcity of anti-virus masks created worldwide: WHO chief

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:20pm on February 08, 2020

    The world is running out of masks and other protective equipment against the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organization chief warned on Friday...

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    Credit Suisse chief Thiam quits as spy scandal swells

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:50pm on February 07, 2020

    The head of Credit Suisse, Tidjane Thiam, said on Friday that he would step down next week, as a ballooning spying scandal rocks Switzerland’s second...

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    Global shortage of anti-virus masks: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:05pm on February 07, 2020

    The world is running out of masks and other protective equipment against the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organisation chief warned on Friday. ‘The world...

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    Libya rivals agree to turn truce into lasting ceasefire: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:40pm on February 05, 2020

    Representatives of the warring parties in Libya meeting in Geneva have agreed on the principle of turning their shaky truce into a lasting ceasefire, the...

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    WHO forecasts 81pc cancer jump in poorer countries

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:02am on February 05, 2020

    The UN health agency on Tuesday warned cancer cases would rise by 81 per cent in low- and middle-income countries by 2040 because of a...

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    Closing borders could allow China virus to spread faster: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:28pm on January 31, 2020

    The World Health Organization cautioned Friday that closing borders was probably ineffective in halting the transmission of the deadly novel coronavirus from China and could...

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    Nearly half billion people lack decent jobs: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:44am on January 22, 2020

    More than 470 million people worldwide are currently unemployed or underemployed, the UN said on Monday, warning that a lack of access to decent jobs...

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    Nestle to invest 2bn Swiss francs in recycled plastics

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:55am on January 18, 2020

    Swiss food giant Nestle said on Thursday it would invest 2.0 billion Swiss francs (1.8 billion euros, $2.1 billion) over five years to cut its...

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