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Cyclone Idai Devastates Africa

The full scale of the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Idai in south-west Africa is becoming clearer, the UN said on Tuesday, warning that the emergency "is getting bigger by the hour."

SOP newswire3Mike Mullen Optimistic About Afghanistan's Future - Afghanistan`s future depends on its ability to educate youth, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today at the opening of Afghanistan`s newest elementary school here.
SOP newswire3UN Seeks Political Solution To Crisis In Honduras - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his support for the Costa Rican leader`s mediation efforts to resolve the political crisis in Honduras.
SOP newswire2Communist China's Policy of Oppression in East Turkestan - Occupation, repression and sanctions have brought the region nothing but tension, disorder and hatred. The days of exploiting nations by such means are dead and gone.
SOP newswire3War Crimes Being Committed In Somalia - Grave violations of international human rights " possibly amounting to war crimes " are being committed in strife-torn Somalia, a top UN official said.
SOP newswire3UN: Civilians Caught In Crossfire In The Congo - Civilians are bearing the brunt of attempts to dismantle armed groups in the Congo, with the rebels carrying out vicious reprisals and some Government soldiers committing serious human rights abuses.
SOP newswire3UN Responds To Deadly Landslide In Myanmar - The United Nations is assessing how it can assist Myanmar in the wake of a deadly landslide caused by heavy rains which swept away a jade miners` settlement in the north of the country.
SOP newswire3UN: Pakistan's Displacement Crisis At Critical Moment - The humanitarian effort to help millions in north-west Pakistan uprooted by clashes between the Government and insurgents is at a critical stage.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban: Helping Hungry Promotes Peace - By helping the world`s hungry, who now number one billion, the international community can also secure a more peaceful and stable future for all.
SOP newswire3UN: Investing In Women Smart Choice - Top United Nations officials have called for investing in women and girls during the global financial crisis to help promote economic recovery and tackle poverty and inequality
SOP newswire2Murder of Muslim Woman: German chancellor asks that religious minorities be protected - The woman was stabbed 18 times as court security personnel allegedly failed to intervene.
Askin Ozcan (Mentor)This and That! - In one newspaper we read: "Kissed his neigbhbor and suffocated her to death!" In another:
SOP newswire2Defending America with Threats to Muslims - Police have arrested a man accused of threatening a local woman and her baby because of their race and religion.
SOP newswire3Mullen: Dialogue Key To Middle East Strategy - The strategy in the greater Middle East is not about how many enemy we kill, but about how many civilians we protect, " Mike Mullen said today.
SOP newswire3Mullen: Safety Of Civilians In Afghanistan A Priority - The success of the Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy has to be measured through civilian lives protected, not numbers of enemy fighters killed.
SOP newswire3UN: Ancient Site Of Babylon Damaged By Fighting In Iraq - The ancient site of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World " has been significantly damaged due to its use as a military base by coalition forces in Iraq from 2003-2004.
SOP newswire3UN: Violence Against Afghan Women Widespread - Violence against women, including rape, is widespread in Afghanistan, according to a new United Nations report.
SOP newswire2Jewels of Justice - Although the United States declared independence from Great Britain in 1776, it retained the English institution of trial by jury as a centerpiece of its justice system.
SOP newswire3UN Envoy Bill Clinton Visits Haiti - The recently appointed UN Special Envoy to Haiti, Bill Clinton, will today begin his first visit to the Caribbean country in his new capacity.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban: Myanmar Must Respect Human Rights - Myanmar's future must be rooted in respect for human rights, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.
SOP newswire3UN Helping Displaced Timorese Families - The UN is assisting families displaced by violence which shook Timor-Leste in 2006 return to their homes.
SOP newswire3Pentagon: US Not Surprised By North Korean Missile Launch - North Korea`s launch of 4 short-range missiles didn`t surprise Defense Department officials, a Pentagon spokesman said.
SOP newswire3Japanese Official Selected To Head UN Atomic Watchdog - A Japanese diplomat with a lengthy record of working on disarmament and non-proliferation issues will be the next chief of the UN nuclear watchdog after winning a secret ballot today against two other candidates.
SOP newswire3General Odierno: "So Far, So Good" In Iraq - It`s so far, so good " in Iraq since U.S. combat forces withdrew from the country`s cities and towns, the commander of Multinational Force Iraq said yesterday.
SOP newswire3UN Praises Indian Court Decision Decriminalizing Homosexuality - The UN has hailed today`s decision by an Indian court to overturn a 150-year-old law and decriminalize homosexuality
SOP newswire3UN Demands That Iran Respect Human Rights - The UN called on Iran to respect fundamental human rights.
SOP newswire2Residental Fire and a Mosque: What do they have in Common? - A 51-year-old man who once founded a mosque in Yermo died in a residential fire Saturday night.
SOP newswire3UN: Iraq Riddled With Landmines - A new UN report warns that Iraq may not be able to meet its obligations under an international treaty to rid the country of the deadly scourge of anti-personnel landmines.
Juliet MaruruMichael's Lessons for the artist - Death, the death of a popular celebrity is shocking even to people who hardly knew the man behind whatever success the celebrity stood behind.
SOP newswire3Honduras-Based US Troops Remain Safe - American forces stationed in Honduras were not involved in the military coup yesterday and remain safe, a Pentagon official said.
SOP newswire3UN: Egypt Making Progress In Water, Sanitation - Egypt has made great strides in improving access to drinking water and is well-situated to address remaining challenges related to water and sanitation.
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