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Sudan's clashes uproot over 540,000 people into South Sudan: UN

Juba, Feb 12 (UNI) Violent clashes that erupted between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Sudan have forced 542,000 individuals into South Sudan since mid-April 2023, the UN humanitarian agency said Monday.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 80 percent of the returnees are South Sudanese and 19 percent Sudanese, indicating that there are still a lot of people fleeing Sudan, with higher numbers of Sudanese on an average daily basis.
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WHO chief says climate crisis, pollution escalate disease burden

29 Feb 2024 | 10:50 PM

Nairobi, Feb 29 (UNI) The unfolding climate emergencies combined with pollution and habitat loss have worsened the disease burden, especially in the Global South, said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organization (WHO) director-general, Thursday.

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302 lawmakers take oath in inaugural session of Pak's 16th National Assembly

29 Feb 2024 | 8:17 PM

Islamabad, Feb 29 (UNI) A total of 302 newly elected lawmakers took oath in the inaugural session of the 16th National Assembly of Pakistan here on Thursday, a notification by the National Assembly Secretariat.

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One killed in Indonesia's West Java landslides

29 Feb 2024 | 7:35 PM

Jakarta, Feb 29 (UNI) One person was killed and hundreds of others had to flee home due to landslides that occurred on Thursday morning in West Java Province of Indonesia.

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One dead in Norway helicopter crash

29 Feb 2024 | 6:29 PM

Oslo, Feb 29 (UNI) A woman was confirmed dead following a helicopter crash in western Norway on Wednesday evening, local police said on Thursday.

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Russia launches new hydrometeorological satellite

29 Feb 2024 | 6:21 PM

Moscow, Feb 29 (UNI) Russia launched a new hydrometeorological satellite, Meteor-M No. 2-4, into space on Thursday from the Vostochny cosmodrome in the Amur region of the Far East, said Russian State Space Corporation ROSCOSMOS.

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