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Doha climate talks stall

Glaciers are melting and ice sheets are retreating, the threat of global warming could even see the Arctic's ice cover disappear entirely, and the consequences don't stop there: Rising water levels, the flooding of coastal regions, worsening drought and tropical cyclones are all down on a long list of potential problems. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon reiterated the need for ugent action at the Doha Climate Change conference this week but all sides continue to argue over who will pay for it.

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2016-05-25 Liberia

Liberia prepares to take full control of its security

At the end of June, Liberia will retake full control of its own security. For the past thirteen years, the UN's peacekeeping force, UNMIL, has supported the country's police and...

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2016-05-24 Lebanon

Video: Christian NGO brings Syrian refugees to Italy

In Italy, the community of Sant'Egidio, a Christian NGO, is setting up humanitarian corridors to bring Syrian refugee families from Lebanon to Italy. At the beginning of May,...

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2016-05-23 Tunisia

Tunisia steps up security measures to reassure tourists

In Tunisia, the tourist season is just beginning. Since last year's deadly terror attacks on the Bardo museum in Tunis and a hotel in Sousse, which targeted tourists, the sector...

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2016-05-20 China

Beijing tightens control of foreign NGOs

The Chinese government recently passed a law to bring foreign NGOs under stricter control. The legislation, which will come into force in 2017, gives police wide-ranging powers...

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2016-05-19 Philippines

Philippines: Moro Islamic Liberation Front dreams of 'caliphate' on Mindanao

The southern Philippines island of Mindanao is where the majority of the Muslim community lives in this predominantly Christian country. Various armed groups are fighting for the...

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