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Up to 100,000 Children affected by Beirut blast, Psychological impact widespread : UNICEF

Moscow, Sep 4 (Sputnik) About 100,000 children in Lebanon were directly affected in the devastating Beirut explosion of a month ago, UNICEF Representative in Lebanon, Yukie Mokuo, told Sputnik Friday.
"We know that about 300,000 people were affected by the actual damage in their houses, from this we know that one-third of them are children, so 100,000 children’s houses were damaged or destroyed. We know that about 1,000 children were injured directly. We know about 4-5 children who actually lost their lives," Mokuo told Sputnik in Beirut.
Mokuo went on to detail the psychological impact that the children have suffered as a result of the blast and subsequent hardships. She said she knows of children who have had trouble sleeping since the blast, others have become increasingly quiet or aggressive.
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Washington, Oct 20 (UNI) The Trump campaign wrote a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates in which it demanded that the final round of presidential debates to be focused on foreign policy and dismissed as unacceptable proposals to allow the moderator to shut off the candidates’ microphones.

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Bangladesh PM urges all to follow health guidelines

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19 Oct 2020 | 10:45 PM

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Thai authorities to ban Telegram messaging app

Thai authorities to ban Telegram messaging app

19 Oct 2020 | 7:05 PM

Bangkok, Oct 19 (UNI) Thai authorities said on Monday that they have imposed curbs on the Telegram messaging app, which has been widely used by protesters during the ongoing anti-government protests.

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Saudi Arabia reshuffles Council of Senior Religious Scholars

19 Oct 2020 | 6:57 PM

Riyadh, Oct 19 (UNI) Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud on Monday issued a royal decree, which will restructure the kingdom’s Council of Senior Religious Scholars headed by Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh and the Shura Council, Gulf News reported.

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Maryam Nawaz's husband arrested, released later

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