18 Oct 2017

‘Many people will die’ as North Korean sanctions bite, defector says

“North Korean trade has been ‘completely blocked’ by U.S.-led sanctions, a former senior economic official for the rogue nation told an audience here Monday, voicing doubts about the economy’s ability to hold up under international pressure.” Source: ‘Many people will die’ as North Korean sanctions bite, defector says- Nikkei Asian

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13 Oct 2017

Latest North Korea earthquake a sign of instability at nuclear test site: Experts

“A series of tremors and landslides near North Korea’s nuclear test base likely mean the country’s sixth and largest blast has destabilized the region, and the Punggye-ri nuclear site may not be used for much longer to test nuclear weapons, experts say.” Source: Latest North Korea earthquake a sign of

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11 Oct 2017

France’s nuclear spent-fuel pools major security risk – Greenpeace

“The spent-fuel pools of French utility EDF’s (EDF.PA) nuclear reactors are highly vulnerable to attacks, Greenpeace said in a report published on Tuesday.” Source: France’s nuclear spent-fuel pools major security risk – Greenpeace

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11 Oct 2017

Tunisian navy rescues 100 migrants, hours after eight drown

“Tunisia’s navy rescued almost 100 migrants from a sinking boat off its southeast coast late on Monday, authorities said, hours after eight people being smuggled to Europe drowned in the same stretch of water.” Source: Tunisian navy rescues 100 migrants, hours after eight drown

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11 Oct 2017

Yemen’s Man-Made Cholera Outbreak Is About to Break a Record

“In a matter of days, the deadly cholera epidemic in Yemen will set a world record. The outbreak is entirely man-made. Two-and-a-half years of civil war have decimated Yemen’s water sanitation system and its hospitals. Without access to clean water, doctors, or medical supplies, hundreds of thousands of Yemenis have

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11 Oct 2017

CDC issues travel notice for Madagascar due to plague outbreak

“On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel notice for people going to Madagascar due to the outbreak of plague on the island nation.” Source: CDC issues travel notice for Madagascar due to plague outbreak – Outbreak News Today

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10 Oct 2017

US: A few visitors to Cuba claim symptoms similar to health attacks

“The United States has received ‘a handful of reports’ from American citizens who say they’ve experienced symptoms similar to those in attacks of U.S. government workers in Havana, a State Department official said Friday.” Source: US: A few visitors to Cuba claim symptoms similar to health attacks

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09 Oct 2017

Bangladesh to build one of world’s largest refugee camps for 800,000 Rohingya

“Bangladesh on Thursday announced it would build one of the world’s biggest refugee camps to house all the 800,000-plus Rohingya Muslims who have sought asylum from violence in Myanmar.” Source: Bangladesh to build one of world’s largest refugee camps for 800,000 Rohingya | World news | The Guardian

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04 Oct 2017

UN: Huge Surge in DRC Refugees Fleeing to Zambia

“The United Nations refugee agency reports a huge surge in the number of refugees fleeing to Zambia to escape growing violence in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo.” Source: UN: Huge Surge in DRC Refugees Fleeing to Zambia

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30 Sep 2017

Half a million Rohingya arrive in Bangladesh; UN agencies rush to provide shelter, clean water

“The United Nations refugee agency announced today that it has started distributing plastic sheeting and essential relief items to Rohingyas arriving in from Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh, as part of a massive effort to cut the time refugees spend in the open.” Source: United Nations News Centre – Half a

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