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Coronavirus hurts the poor around the world, with some aid sources cut off

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. The devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic across the developed world includes cutting into the financial lifelines for people across the global south. The World Bank estimates that a record $529 billion was transferred to developing countries through official channels in 2018, the latest year for ...

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Thai protesters give three-finger 'Hunger Games' salute as thousands join largest demonstration in years

Several thousand supporters of a popular Thai opposition party rallied in the streets on Saturday in the country’s biggest protest since a 2014 military coup. In the capital city of Bangkok, the 41-year-old billionaire leader of “Future Forward,” Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, urged his followers to stand up against their government and fight for democracy. “This is just the beginning,” Thanathorn said. “I think ...

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UN agencies urge stronger efforts to stop illegal fishing

prev In this May 21, 2019, photo, Adisorn Promthep, director-general of Thailand’s Department of Fisheries, speaks during a press briefing on the region’s illegal fishing. State-of-the-art surveillance centers in the Asia-Pacific region help to enforce the Port State Measures Agreement, which aims to help curb illegal, unreported and unregulated, or IUU, fishing. UN officials are urging more governments to join ...

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Analysis: Thai polls show divisions and instability remain

prev FILE – In this March 27, 2019, file photo, Pheu Thai party candidate for prime minister Sudarat Keyuraphan, second left, speaks with Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, second right, as Pheu Thai party Secretary General Phumtam Wechayachai, left, and Pheu Thai party leader Virot Pao-In, right are seated during signing of an agreement to work as a collation ...

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Malaysia prosecutors offer lower charge for lone Kim suspect

Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, center, is escorted by police as she arrives at Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Monday, April 1, 2019. Trial resumes on murder case against the Vietnamese woman accused in the killing of the North Korean leader’s estranged half brother Kim Jong Nam. Prosecutors refused to drop the murder charge against Huong, who is ...

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20 detained at protests in Kazakhstan

In this video grab from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty stream video, taken on Thursday, March 21, 2019, police officers detain a small group of people who were protesting against the renaming of the capital city, in central Astana, Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan has renamed its capital city Astana, now calling it Nursultan, to honour outgoing President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who unexpectedly resigned on ...

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