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North Korea’s “Largely Forgotten” Humanitarian Crisis Highlighted In UN Assessment Report

UNITED NATIONS -- While North Korea has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons – its nuclear tests, the tensions with the US as well as with Japan and South Korea, and the recent assassination at KL International Airport of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un - the outside world may appear to be oblivious to the plight of North Korea’s population.

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Isis Claims Responsibility For London Attack That Killed At Least Three Victims

A police officer places flowers and a photo of PC Keith Palmer on Whitehall near the Houses of Parliament. Photo: PA

Isis has claimed responsibility for the Westminster attack that left three victims dead in the heart of London.

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Qatar Condemns Sinai Explosion

Army check point in Sinai's El-Arish. Photo: Reuters

DOHA -- Qatar on Thursday strongly condemned the explosion which took place in the middle of the Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 10 Egyptian officers and soldiers, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.

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Qatar Among Top Donor Countries To Support Refugees Around The World - UNHCR

SHARJAH -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representative to the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC) Khaled Khalifa on Thursday said Qatar was one of the largest donor governments, which cooperates with international institutions and international organisations providing relief and support for refugees in the Arab region and abroad.

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Mozambique To Test Use Of Drones To Monitor Natural Disasters

MAPUTO -- Mozambique’s National Emergency Operational Centre (CENOE) has obtained new equipment from the United Nations Development Prtogramme (UNDP) to help it monitor and respond to damage caused by natural disasters.

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S Africa Moves To Rein In Racist Social Media Posts

CAPE TOWN -- The South African government on Friday condemned a "resurgence of racist posts" on social media and vowed to pursue the offenders, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Egypt's Mubarak Breathes Freedom After Six Years In Detention

Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak looks towards his supporters during celebrations of the 43rd anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, at Maadi military hospital on the outskirts of Cairo, October 2016. Photo: Reuters

CAIRO -- Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak walked free on Friday for the first time in six years, his lawyer said.

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Number Of Patients Infected With H1N1 In Maldives Rises To 176

MALDIVES -- The number of people tested positive for the H1N1 influenza virus in the Maldives has risen to 176, statistics released by the Health Protection Agency showed here Friday, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Thailand To Work With Growing CLMV

Kobsak Pootrakool.BANGKOK -- Thailand is working with the growing CLMV group, comprising Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, especially in related trade strategies, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

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Palestine Learn Religious Tourism From Indonesia

YOGYAKARTA -- Palestine wants to work with Indonesia to develop religious and archaeological tourism in the country in order to attract more foreign tourists, Indonesia's Antara news agency reported.

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