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57 MINS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Activists denounce Africa's silence over migrant drownings

Despite cries of alarm from European politicians over the deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean, African leaders have been silent over an issue they fear underlines their weak governance, say campaigners. For years Libya has been a stepping stone for Africans seeking to get to Europe, fleeing conflict, economic hardship and instability often in rickety, unseaworthy vessels. The UNHCR, the ...

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2 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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AP Interview: Leader says Mideast pays price for gender gap

SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Bring more Arab women into the workforce, invest in "bite-sized" infrastructure projects and get the private sector more involved in training young job seekers — these are the prescriptions of a leading Gulf entrepreneur for growing Middle Eastern economies and combating rampant youth unemployment.

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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Boat by boat, how 3,000 stranded migrants reached land

Many were sick and weak after more than two months at sea, and dozens were rushed to hospitals for medical treatment. May 10 — Hours after migrants wash ashore in Indonesia, Malaysian authorities detain 1,158 immigrants, including 61 children, who were found in two fishing villages on the northern resort island of Langkawi. The 486 Rohingya and 672 Bangladeshis were ...

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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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AP Interview: Steinem says isolating N. Korea not working

In an interview with The Associated Press, the 81-year-old feminism pioneer said she decided to join a group of women in a rare and in some quarters highly controversial walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea because she thinks efforts to force change by isolating the North have failed. [...] she said, she has no intention of ...

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3 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Top Asian News at 5:00 a.m. GMT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Iconic women's rights activist Gloria Steinem may be in North Korea, but she is as outspoken as ever. In an interview with The Associated Press, the 81-year-old feminism pioneer said she decided to join a group of women in a rare and in some quarters highly controversial walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and ...

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