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Yemen Conflict: UN Official Warns Of World's Biggest Famine

Yemen faces the world's largest famine in decades "with millions of victims" if aid deliveries are not resumed, a senior UN official has warned.

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What's PM 2.5 And Why Is New Delhi, Lahore Smog So Bad?

Enveloped by a thick, choking shroud of toxic smog, New Delhi has declared a public health emergency.

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Western Armies Face Uphill Battle In Africa's Sahel

Snipers from a new West African force lie prone on a rooftop in central Mali, scanning the horizon for Islamist fighters who have infiltrated this sparsely populated region south of the Sahara and made it a launchpad for deadly attacks.

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Qatar Accuses Blockading Countries Of Fragmenting GCC

Qatar has accused the blockading countries of being responsible for the dissolution of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

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Amnesty Condemns Egypt Bill To Criminalise Homosexuality

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Amnesty International on Thursday condemned a draft bill in the Egyptian parliament that would criminalise homosexuality, in what the rights group called an "unprecedented homophobic crackdown".

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Spanish Court Annuls Catalan Independence Declaration

Spain's Constitutional Court has annulled Catalonia's unilateral declaration of independence, which the court described as "a serious attack on the rule of law".

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UK Minister Priti Patel Resigns Over Secret Israel Trip

The UK's international development secretary, Priti Patel, has resigned after it was revealed she held secret meetings with Israeli officials during what she said was a family holiday to Israel.

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US: Groups Warn Voter Suppression Only Getting Worse

One year after the 2016 presidential election, rights groups say voter suppression laws have only gotten worse.

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EU States See Britain Failing To Meet Brexit Divorce Terms

Pic: ReutersBRUSSELS: EU envoys discussed on Wednesday delaying into next year the launch of talks with London on a post-Brexit relationship, raising the risk of businesses shifting out of Britain due to lack of clarity on what will happen after March 2019.

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Harvey Weinstein Hires NY Defense Lawyer Benjamin Brafman

Pic: ReutersNEW YORK: Harvey Weinstein has hired Manhattan criminal defense attorney Benjamin Brafman to represent him in New York, a spokeswoman for the Hollywood producer said on Wednesday, days after New York police said an unidentified woman had accused Weinstein of rape.

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