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Iraqi forces sweep into Kirkuk, checking Kurdish independence drive

Iraqi forces sweep into Kirkuk, checking Kurdish independence drive

After weeks of threats and posturing, the Iraqi government began a military assault on Monday to curb the independence drive by the nation’s Kurdish minority

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The Pacific response to WHO's planned program of work

The Pacific response to WHO's planned program of work

'If we have many priorities, we don’t have a priority.'

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The world’s first Humanitarian Impact Bond

The world’s first Humanitarian Impact Bond

A new conflict-zone funding mechanism has potential to facilitate more predictable funding and a more diverse donor base.

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After 3 years under ISIS, Mosul's children go back to school

After 3 years under ISIS, Mosul's children go back to school

An elementary school serving as a military base under ISIS has re-opened for education.

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SPECIAL REPORT: In blocking arms to Yemen, Saudi Arabia squeezes a starving population

SPECIAL REPORT: In blocking arms to Yemen, Saudi Arabia squeezes a starving population

As a battleground in a multi-nation political struggle, aid sent to Yemen risks falling subject to power play.

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UN envoy: Cutting greenhouse gases and reducing disaster risk vital for sustainable development

UN envoy: Cutting greenhouse gases and reducing disaster risk vital for sustainable development

Ahead of the International Day for Disaster Reduction this Friday, a new United Nations report calls for integrated agreements on disaster risk reduction and climate change .

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Army offensive aimed at 'preventing' Rohingya return

Army offensive aimed at 'preventing' Rohingya return

A report drawing on eyewitness testimony finds violence against Rohingya people is orchestrated to not just drive communities away, but prevent their ever returning.

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Liberia prepares for its first democratic exchange of power in 70 years

Liberia prepares for its first democratic exchange of power in 70 years

With a peaceful transition in to 2018, Liberia will serve as a strong democratic role model for other countries emerging from conflict.

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Vanuatu volcano eruption threat recedes: scientists

Vanuatu volcano eruption threat recedes: scientists

"For a really complicated evacuation of 11,000 people from a remote island it was quite impressive."

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Cook Islands faces its 'worst case scenario', being granted developed country status

Cook Islands faces its 'worst case scenario', being granted developed country status

Some government officials worry this new status will result in a cut in aid and could hurt the country’s growth prospects.

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