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South Sudan no longer in famine, but situation is critical

South Sudan no longer has areas in famine, but almost 2 million people are on the brink of starvation and an estimated 6 million people - half the population - will face extreme food insecurity between June and July, according to reports by the government and the United Nations released Wednesday. South Sudan's famine was the first to be formally declared anywhere in the world since 2011's crisis in Somalia.

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Nigeria to rank as third most populous country by 2050, says UN Report – The Nation Newspaper

The Nation NewspaperNigeria to rank as third most populous country by 2050, says UN ReportThe Nation NewspaperWith its population estimated at 191.8 million and a growth rate of 54.8 per cent in the past seven years, Nigeria is set to dislodge the United States (U.S.) as the world's third largest country in another 33 years, says a United Nations Report ...India's population to surpass that of China's around 2024: UNMoneycontrol.comWorld population to hit 9.8 billion by 2050, despite nearly universal lower...

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Africa: Refugee and Displacement Crisis Hits Record High

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South Sudan refugees.

By Emma Batha

London — One in 113 people worldwide is displaced.

A record 65.6 million people worldwide were forced from their homes due to conflict or persecution by the end of 2016, the United Nations said on Monday.

Below are some facts from the U.N. refugee agency's Global Trends Report published ahead of World Refugee Day on Tuesday.

- One in 113 people worldwide is displaced.

- A record 65.6 million people were forcibly displaced at the end of 2016 - more than the population of Britain - and an increase of 300,000 over the previous year.

- This included 22.5 million refugees, 40.3 million uprooted within their countries and 2.8 million asylum seekers.

- One person became displaced every three seconds in 2016.

- More than half of refugees globally come from three countries: Syria, Afghanistan and South Sudan.

- The fastest growing refugee population was spurred by the crisis in South Sudan.

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- Nearly two-thirds of Syrians have been forced to flee their homes.

- Developing regions host 84 percent of the world's refugees.

- Lebanon cares for the largest number of refugees relative to its national population, with one in six people a refugee, followed by Jordan (one in 11) and Turkey (one in 28).

- Turkey hosts the largest number of refugees (2.9 million) followed by Pakistan (1.4 mln) and Lebanon (1 mln).

- Children under 18 make up just over half the refugee population.

- There were 2 million new asylum claims in 2016. Germany received the highest number, followed by the United States, Italy and Turkey.

- Unaccompanied or separated children - mainly Afghans and Syrians - lodged some 75,000 applications in 70 countries in 2016. But this is thought to be an underestimate as the data is incomplete.

- Some 189,300 refugees were accepted for resettlement by 37 countries.

- Some 552,200 refugees returned to their countries of origin - more than double the previous year. Most returned to Afghanistan.

- At least 10 million people are estimated to be stateless.

(Editing by Astrid Zweynert; Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, which covers humanitarian news, women's rights, trafficking, corruption and climate change. Visit news.trust.org to see more stories.)


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Central African Republic, Armed Groups Sign Deal in Rome – U.S. News & World Report

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10 ‘Around the World’ Stories: Racism in the LGBTQ Community,…

In this monthly look at news briefs from around the world - courtesy of Equal Eyes , a news source produced in collaboration with UNAIDS and the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS - we take a look at pride celebrations from around the world. We also take a look at the shocking fact that 100% of Arab men in the United Kingdom have faced racism from the LGBT community.

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N-Power : FG to recruit another 300000 youths – Pulse Nigeria

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The Nation NewspaperN-Power : FG to recruit another 300000 youthsPulse NigeriaLai Mohammed disclosed this on Friday in Isanlu-Isin community near Omu-Aran town in Kwara State. Published: 32 minutes ago; Pulse News Agency Local By NAN. Print; eMail · N-Power play. N-Power initiative of the Federal Government aimed at creating ...Nigeria: FG will provide access road to Owu Water Falls - MinisterWorldStageall 3 news articles »

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How the Russia Investigation Entangled a Manafort Protégé – New York Times

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New York TimesHow the Russia Investigation Entangled a Manafort ProtégéNew York TimesRick Gates said that criticism of him and Paul Manafort was based on flawed news media reports and documents whose authenticity the two men question. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times. Nearly everywhere Paul Manafort went, it seemed, Rick ...Trump reveals being under investigation in Russia probeGulf TimesClose Manafort

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VidaPrimo Expands Onto Roku and Amazon Fire Platforms

VidaPrimo, the premier Latin Music video network, will distribute its vast library of music-related video content onto branded channels on both Roku and Amazon Fire, two of the world’s largest digital...(PRWeb June 15, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/06/prweb14368468.htm

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Incoming Lesotho Prime Minister’s wife shot dead – police

The wife of incoming Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane was shot dead late on Wednesday, two days before her husband's inauguration, raising fears of another wave of political violence in the southern African mountain kingdom. Police spokesperson Clifford Molefe said Lipolelo Thabane, 58, was traveling home with a friend when both women where shot by an unknown assailant in the town of Masana, just outside the capital, Maseru.

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Ramaphosa says commission of inquiry into state capture a matter of urgency – Times LIVE

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Times LIVERamaphosa says commission of inquiry into state capture a matter of urgencyTimes LIVEDeputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says setting up a judicial commission of inquiry to look into allegations of state capture is a matter of urgency. Save & Share. Tweet · Share. Email · Print. Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday‚ Ramaphosa said the ...Reporter's Parliamentary Notebook: It's corporate capture, states Cyril, now let people clear their namesDaily MaverickSouth Africa Zuma Consulting Advisers on Setting up Inquiry Into Graft Allegations: RamaphosaU.S. News & World ReportRamaphosa questioned on commitment to fight gender-based violenceNews24Moneyweb.co...

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