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World Aug 12Outcry in Somalia as new bill would allow child marriage
An outcry is rising in Somalia as parliament considers a bill that would allow child marriage once a girl’s sexual organs mature and would allow forced marriage as long as the family gives their consent.
Economy Aug 10Extreme poverty rises and a generation sees future slip away
Decades of progress in one of modern history's greatest achievements, the fight against extreme poverty, are now in danger.
World Aug 08Mauritius scrambles to counter oil spill from grounded ship
A Japanese ship carrying 4,000 tons of fuel has run aground, spilling oil into the Indian Ocean near Mauritius.
World Jul 22AP Exclusive: Humanitarian aid from top donors drops as need soars
A new snapshot of the frantic global response to the coronavirus pandemic shows some of the world’s largest government donors of humanitarian aid are buckling under the strain.
Health Jul 18Breathtaking virus numbers show normal life still far away
The World Health Organization reported a single-day record of new infections at over 237,000. Daily death tolls have been reaching new highs in several U.S. states and India’s infections are over 1 million. Experts believe the true numbers around the…
World Jul 11Virus cases up sharply in Africa, India as inequality stings
South Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have doubled in just two weeks to a quarter-million, and India on Saturday saw its biggest daily spike as its infections passed 800,000. The surging cases are raising sharp concerns about unequal treatment in the…
World Jul 05Crunch, crunch: Africa’s locust outbreak is far from over
For months, a large part of East Africa has been caught in a cycle with no end in sight as millions of locusts became billions, nibbling away the leaves of both crops and the brush that sustains the livestock so…
World Jul 04English pubs reopen but little normal elsewhere in the world
More than 11 million people around the world are known to have been infected since the pandemic began, 2.7 million of those in the U.S., according to the Johns Hopkins data. With shortages of testing materials, the real number of…
World Jul 01Protest against Africa’s 1st COVID-19 vaccine test shows fear
Protesters against Africa’s first COVID-19 vaccine trial have burned their face masks as experts note a worrying level of resistance and misinformation around testing on the continent.
Health Jun 24Africa’s first vaccination trials begin for COVID-19
The large-scale trial of the vaccine developed at the University of Oxford is being conducted in South Africa, Britain and Brazil.