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REUTERS: Thousands Flee Gun Battle as Chad Withdraws From C. African Republic

By at April 15, 2014 | 9:23 am

REUTERS: Thousands Flee Gun Battle as Chad Withdraws From C. African Republic

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thousands fled a gun battle between Chadian troops escorting a convoy of Muslim civilians and local militia in Central African Republic, Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Tuesday, as Chad completed a withdrawal of soldiers from its violence-ravaged neighbour. Central African Republic has descended into chaos since the mainly Muslim more...

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ALERTNET: Typhoon Haiyan Exposes Hunger, Poverty in the Philippines

By at February 3, 2014 | 8:10 am

ALERTNET: Typhoon Haiyan Exposes Hunger, Poverty in the Philippines

(AlertNet) - CABRASAN GUTI, Philippines - Evangeline Aloha lives in a small hut at the edge of the village, right next to jade green paddy fields that stretch as far as the eye can see. Her husband is a rice farmer but for three months each year, the family struggles to feed itself. Evangeline’s husband, like all farmers in this small village in Leyte Province, more...

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