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Can the EU revive a troubled scheme against conflict diamonds?

Can the EU revive a troubled scheme against conflict diamonds?

The EU began its year-long leadership of the global effort against conflict diamonds this month. But observers say the Kimberley Process risks becoming a “farce,” as expert NGOs leave in frustration.

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'Boats pass over where our land was': Bangladesh's climate refugees – photo essay

'Boats pass over where our land was': Bangladesh's climate refugees – photo essay

Some scientists estimate that shifting weather patterns could cost Bangladesh almost a quarter of its existing landmass and climate migration is becoming alarmingly commonplace.

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Tunisians march on seventh anniversary of uprising

Tunisians march on seventh anniversary of uprising

Several thousand people marched through the main street of the Tunisian capital on Sunday, marking the seventh anniversary of the toppling of the country's former president after mass protests.

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Ethiopian Oromo refugees face bribes, harassment in Kenya

Ethiopian Oromo refugees face bribes, harassment in Kenya

Ethiopian Oromo refugees fleeing to Kenya to escape persecution say they are finding life on the streets of Nairobi no better than the insecurity they left behind.

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In their own words: How drought is bringing despair to Kenyan herders

In their own words: How drought is bringing despair to Kenyan herders

Turkana is one of several counties in Kenya in the throes of prolonged and extreme drought. This year, thousands of animals have died of hunger, thirst, and disease.

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Disease outbreaks plague Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Disease outbreaks plague Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

At Balukhali refugee camp, unclean water, cramped living quarters and squalid conditions create a prime environment for outbreaks of preventable diseases among 650,000 Rohingya Muslims.

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Delhi’s toxic air crisis demands a radical response

Delhi’s toxic air crisis demands a radical response

Delhi is undergoing an unprecedented public health emergency due to sky-rocketing levels of tiny “particulate matter” pollution in the air.

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Parched for a price: Karachi's water crisis

Parched for a price: Karachi's water crisis

Residents of Karachi, one of the largest cities in the world, are being held hostage by a ‘mafia’ that makes millions of dollars out of their need for water.

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Myanmar bars U.N. rights investigator before visit

Myanmar bars U.N. rights investigator before visit

The investigator into human rights called on Wednesday for stronger international pressure to be exerted on Myanmar's military commanders after being barred from visiting the country.

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Analysis: A hard row to hoe for Nigeria to reach food self-sufficiency

Analysis: A hard row to hoe for Nigeria to reach food self-sufficiency

On the northern outskirts of Kano is West Africa's largest grain market. But the smallholder farmers who produce more than 90% of Nigeria’s food face an uphill battle to maintain that supply.

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