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Oil slumps 5%, US crude at its cheapest since March

Reuters NEW YORK Oil prices plunged about 5% on Thursday, with U.S. crude at its lowest since March, as trade tensions dampened the demand outlook, putting the crude benchmarks on course for their biggest daily and weekly falls in six months. World shares were deep in the red as concerns grew the China-U.S. trade conflict was fast turning into a technology cold war between
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Facebook culls another three billion fake profiles

Facebook has published its latest “enforcement report”, which details how many posts and accounts it took action on between October 2018 and March 2019. During that six-month period, Facebook removed more than three billion fake accounts – more than ever before. More than seven million “hate speech” posts were removed, also a record high. For the first time, Facebook also
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Growing insecurity in Tripoli endangers displaced civilians and migrants as armed clashes enter second month

Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is concerned about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Tripoli and neighbouring areas. According to IOM Libyas Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), there are now over 66,000 displaced individuals, approximately 13,310 families, from affected areas in Tripoli since the onset of the armed conflict on 4
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Women Ambassadors visit NPA-RENEWs all-women clearance team

The NPA-RENEW all-woman BAC team and four women ambassadors, kneeling in front (l-r Deborah Paul, Canada; Wendy Matthews, New Zealand; Grete Løchen, Norway; and Beatrice Maser Mallor, Switzerland). Hai Lang, Quang Tri, 09 May 2019. Photo by Hien Ngo / NPA-RENEW.[contfnewc] [contfnewc] [contfnewc] [contfnewc] [contfnewc] [contfnewc] [contfnewc] [contfnewc] Hai Lang, Quang
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UNHCR – 65 reported drowned after shipwreck off coast of Tunisia

Some 65 people have drowned after their boat sank approximately 45 nautical miles off the coast of Tunisia early this morning, in one of the worst incidents on the Mediterranean in months. 16 people were pulled from the water and have been brought to the coast of Zarzis by the Tunisian Navy. One person has been immediately transferred to hospital for medical treatment,
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Hunger continues to rise in the Near East and North Africa

Hunger continues to rise in the Near East and North Africa where over 52 million people are undernourished Conflicts and widening rural-urban gaps hamper the regions efforts to end hunger by 2030 8 May 2019, Cairo/Rome – Hunger in the Near East and North Africa region (NENA) continues to rise as conflicts and protracted crises have spread and worsened since 2011,
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Amir, Sheikha Moza attend Qatar Foundations convocation ceremony

The Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani and Qatar Foundation (QF) Chairperson HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser attended QFs annual Convocation ceremony, honoring the academic achievements of 786 new QF graduates, on Tuesday night. His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad