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Dozens of countries need food assistance

United Nations, Sep 20 (UNI) The Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, has revealed that a total of 41 countries were in need of international food assistance.
Citing conflicts as the primary cause of high levels of food insecurity, FAO’s new Crop Prospects and Food Situation report, also points to adverse weather conditions, which have affected agricultural production, reducing food availability and access.
Rainfall shortages and drought are of particular concern as they acutely affect food availability for millions in Africa, said a UN News report on Thursday.
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22 Oct 2019 | 2:39 PM

Kabul, Oct 22 (UNI) At least 19 security officers were killed and two others were wounded during a Taliban attack in the country’s northern province of Kunduz on Tuesday morning, the chief of the Aliabad district, where the assault occurred, told news agency Sputnik.

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Trudeau wins Canada elections

Trudeau wins Canada elections

22 Oct 2019 | 1:49 PM

Ottawa, Oct 22 (UNI) Justin Trudeau on Tuesday won a second term as Canada’s prime minister in the country’s federal election, but failed to gain an absolute majority which means he would lead a minority government and depend on other parties to govern.

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North Ireland set to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage

North Ireland set to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage

22 Oct 2019 | 9:46 AM

Belfast, Oct 22 (UNI) Northern Ireland is to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage as the midnight deadline passed amid failing last-minute efforts to block the legalisation.

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IS attack kills four policemen in Iraq

IS attack kills four policemen in Iraq

22 Oct 2019 | 9:17 AM

Baghdad, Oct 22 (UNI) Four policemen were killed and five others injured in an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's central province of Salahudin, a police officer said.

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Australian newspapers black out front pages against media curbs

21 Oct 2019 | 7:12 PM

Canberra, Oct 21 (UNI) Putting aside their rivalries, the major Australian newspapers on Monday unite to protest against the legislation that restrict the press freedom, by issuing front pages text redacted in black.

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