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Coronavirus – Africa: The United States is leading the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19

U.S. government agencies are working together to prioritize foreign assistance based on coordination and the potential for impact WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, April 3, 2020/ — The U.S. government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health assistance response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are mobilizing all necessary resources to respond rapidly, both at […]

Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday in Calabasas, California
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Sources: Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna die in helicopter crash

The crash comes one day after Bryant was passed by Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James for third place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. As late as 10:39 p.m. ET Saturday, Bryant was active on social media, congratulating James on Twitter during the Lakers’ 108-91 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. A visibly shaken James wiped his eyes with tissues […]

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Suu Kyi in court to refute Myanmar genocide allegations

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi addresses judges of the International Court of Justice for the second day of three days of hearings in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Aung San Suu Kyi will represent Myanmar in a case filed by Gambia at the ICJ, the United Nations’ highest court, accusing Myanmar of genocide in its campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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Despite significant increase in birth registration, a quarter of the world’s children remain ‘invisible’ – UNICEF

UNICEF works on Birth Registration in Liberia in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and the generous funding of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency MONROVIA, Liberia, December 11, 2019/ — The number of children whose births are officially registered has increased significantly worldwide, yet 166 million children under-five, or 1 in 4, remain unregistered, […]

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Dems signal agreement with labour groups to ratify USMCA trade deal

Robert Lighthizer testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congressional Democrats appear to be moving from “no way’’ to “maybe’’ on President Donald Trump’s rewrite of a trade pact with Canada and Mexico. House Democrats have met four times with Lighthizer, most recently on Friday, July 26, and both sides say they are making progress toward a deal that would clear the way for Congress to approve Trump’s U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)