World News in Brief: Another month of extreme heat, Sudan exodus continues into Chad, Zero Discrimination Day
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February saw more extreme heat and unusually high temperatures in both hemispheres, the UN weather agency (WMO) said on Friday. Read the full story, “World News in Brief: Another month of extreme heat, Sudan exodus continues into Chad, Zero Discrimination Day”, on globalissues.org ..read more
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UNHCR assists thousands fleeing armed group violence in northern Mozambique
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The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has voiced deep concern over the escalating humanitarian crisis in the restive Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique following a recent surge in violence and attacks by armed groups. Read the full story, “UNHCR assists thousands fleeing armed group violence in northern Mozambique”, on globalissues.org ..read more
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Guterres urges support for Haiti in remarks to regional leaders
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UN Secretary-General António Guterres appealed on Friday for greater support for an international mission to help Haiti combat rampant gang violence in remarks to regional leaders meeting in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Read the full story, “Guterres urges support for Haiti in remarks to regional leaders”, on globalissues.org ..read more
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From AI to fast fashion, ‘world’s environment parliament’ adopts bold action plans
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The UN Environment Assembly adopted a ministerial declaration as it wrapped up on Friday in the Kenyan capital, together with 17 resolutions and decisions aimed at redefining the way humankind interacts with nature. Read the full story, “From AI to fast fashion, ‘world’s environment parliament’ adopts bold action plans”, on globalissues.org ..read more
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International Women’s Day, 2024; Support the Women and Girls Fighting for Rights
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GENEVA, Switzerland, Mar 01 (IPS) - This International Women’s Day (March 8) comes at a fiercely challenging moment. We can find inspiration, and hope, however, in the women and girls around the world who, often at great risk, are leading the fight for rights for everyone. Read the full story, “International Women’s Day, 2024; Support the Women and Girls Fighting for Rights”, on globalissues.org ..read more
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From Gas to Ash: The Struggle of Nigerian Women Amidst Surging Cooking Gas Prices
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KWARA, Nigeria, Mar 01 (IPS) - One sunny mid-morning in Omu-Aran village, a community in Kwara State, North Central Nigeria, Iyabo Sunday sat beside a firewood stand observing her pot of beans with rice (a combination enjoyed by many in Nigeria). Read the full story, “From Gas to Ash: The Struggle of Nigerian Women Amidst Surging Cooking Gas Prices”, on globalissues.org ..read more
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Greece: Another First for LGBTQI+ Rights
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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Mar 01 (IPS) - After almost two decades of civil society campaigning, Greece’s parliament has passed a law enabling same-sex couples to marry and adopt children. It’s the first majority-Orthodox Christian country to realise marriage equality. Read the full story, “Greece: Another First for LGBTQI+ Rights”, on globalissues.org ..read more
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Salvadoran Poultry Farms Produce Biogas, Easing Socio-environmental Conflicts
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SAN MIGUEL, El Salvador, Mar 01 (IPS) - In a win-win relationship, a segment of El Salvador's agribusiness industry is taking steps to ease the tension of the historic socio-environmental conflict caused by poultry and pig farms, whose waste has caused concern and anger in nearby communities. Read the full story, “Salvadoran Poultry Farms Produce Biogas, Easing Socio-environmental Conflicts”, on globalissues.org ..read more
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Turkey Keeps Bombing Civilians in Syrias Northeast
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QAMISHLI, Syria, Feb 29 (IPS) - The Ramsys, a farming couple from northeast Syria, never thought they'd spend almost all their savings on solar panels. “We’ve paid 1,700 USD. We simply couldn't cope with darkness and being disconnected from the outside world,” Najma Ramsy tells IPS from her residence in Keshka, a small Kurdish village 70 km east of Qamishli. Read the full story, “Turkey Keeps Bombing Civilians in Syrias Northeast”, on globalissues.org ..read more
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Gazans eating wild plants to survive
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UN News has learned that out of desperation, some Gazans have resorted to selling wild plants with little nutritional value, in the markets of their devastated enclave. In this special report, Ziad Taleb spoke to some of the young people trying to make a living, despite the ever-present dangers. Read the full story, “Gazans eating wild plants to survive”, on globalissues.org ..read more
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