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Storms snarl U.S. travel, threaten rare winter tornadoes

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) – Snow, sleet & hail snarled transportation across swaths of the United States on Monday during one of the busiest travel weeks, after dozens died…

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Hundreds of African migrants storm Spanish border post

Madrid (AFP) – Hundreds of African migrants stormed a barbed wire-topped border fence between Morocco & the Spanish territory of Ceuta & 185 made it across, the Red Cross said….

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60 mn people in sub-Saharan Africa risk famine: Red Cross

Geneva (AFP) – Some 60 million people across sub-Saharan Africa are already going hungry & the situation could deteriorate dramatically as climate phenomena hike the risk of drought, the Red…

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Syria's ailing water network could spark epidemics: Red Cross

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – Syria's water network, heavily damaged by bombs & shelling, is at risk of collapse as its civil war drags on, increasing the threat of…

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Red Cross workers hurt in Central African Republic clashes

Libreville (AFP) – Two Red Cross workers were injured in sectarian clashes in the Central African Republic that have left at least 10 people dead, the aid group said Saturday….

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A new migrant centre for Athens – with thousands in the queue

Athens (AFP) – Hot water, air-conditioning & three meals a day: Athens' new migrant site brings some much needed relief for residents exhausted by war & destruction. But most will…

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Asia, Europe migrants putting our humanity to the test: Red Cross

Geneva (AFP) – Surging numbers of migrants risking their lives on rickety boats both in Southeast Asia & on the way to Europe are a test of the world's humanity,…

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German far-right protesters clash with opponents over refugees

By Michael Nienaber BERLIN (Reuters) – Two people were wounded when far-right protesters against the expansion of refugee accommodation in the east German city of Frankfurt an der Oder clashed…

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Death toll rises to 37 after blasts in Nigerian city of Gombe

ABUJA (Reuters) – The death toll from multiple bomb blasts at two bus stations in the northern Nigerian city of Gombe on Wednesday has risen to 37, with 105 others…

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Red Cross 'lost moral compass' in war but says drew lessons

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – The Red Cross "lost its moral compass" during World War Two, turning a blind eye to atrocities committed by the Nazis, yet is speaking…

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