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South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine

South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine

South Sudan on Monday declared famine in some parts of the country, with more than three years of war leaving nearly five million hungry in what aid groups called a "man-made" tragedy.

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South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine DR Congo urged to break crisis 'impasse' by UN, AU, EU Angola probes football stampede that killed 17 UN urges probe of DR Congo officers involved in gold trafficking Sudan's Bashir announces one-month ceasefire extension World celebrations ring in New Year 2017

Middle East

11 family members dead in rebel push on IS Syria bastion Huge Baghdad car bomb kills at least 52 Syrian opposition wants Geneva talks on political transition MSF urges aid access in Yemen Baghdad suicide car bomb kills nine At least five protesters killed in Saturday's demos in Baghdad

Europe

Powers push for ceasefire, weapons withdrawal in eastern Ukraine Ukraine declares state of energy emergency Croatians protest over gay club tear gas attack Swiss vote on citizenship measure after anti-Muslim campaign 70,000 being evacuated in Greece as WWII bomb defused Europe freeze brings deaths, power outages and closures

Asia - Pacific

North Korean leader's half-brother murdered in Malaysia Trump says US will deal with North Korea 'very strongly' North Korea test-fires missile, apparently challenging Trump Turkmenistan leader certain to win third term in vote Powerful quake kills at least 6 in southern Philippines World celebrations ring in New Year 2017

US & Canada

'Blind sheikh' convicted in 1993 World Trade bombing dies in U.S. prison Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns Mass evacuation as rain strains tallest US dam

Latin America & Caribbean

Colombia, ELN announce first accord at peace talks Cuba, United States sign oil spill deal before Trump inauguration Inmates beheaded in Brazil jail riot, 60 killed

South Asia

Islamic State suicide bombing at Pakistan shrine kills 75 Blast kills at least 13 in Pakistani city of Lahore, 83 injured Seven killed in militant battle in India's Kashmir

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DR Congo urged to break crisis 'impasse' by UN, AU, EU

The international community on Thursday urged government and opposition parties in Democratic Republic of Congo to restart deadlocked talks to set up a transition regime ahead of elections due late this year. Colombia, ELN announce first accord at peace talks Islamic State suicide bombing at Pakistan shrine kills 75 Huge Baghdad car bomb kills at least 52 Syrian opposition wants Geneva talks on political transition MSF urges aid access in Yemen

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Barack and Michelle Obama give final Christmas message

On Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama issued a joint weekly address where they wished the natio ...

'Supermoon' lights up sky around the world

From Beijing to Berlin, star gazers around the world admired the supermoon - the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades - as it made its ...

Anti-Trump protests spread across nation

Demonstrators took to the streets of Miami, New York, Portland and other US cities for a third straight night of nationwide protests to oppose Donald ...

New Zealand earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck central New Zealand just after midnight, the U.S. Geological Survey said, generating a tsunami that hit t ...

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