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Idai leaves overwhelming need for assistance

International | Relief efforts shift to longer-term problems created by the disaster in southern Africa
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/26/19, 05:18 pm

As floodwaters recede in cyclone-ravaged areas of southern Africa, the focus of relief efforts shifts to searches for family members and much-needed assistance for 2 million people affected by the disaster.

Aid workers in Mozambique are scrambling to address public health concerns in makeshift camps that already house 228,000 displaced people, with more on the way.

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Associated Press/Photo by Mulugeta Ayene

Ethiopian Airlines crash kills everyone on board

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/11/19, 10:29 am

Recovery workers on Monday resumed their search for the remains of the passengers and crew members who died Sunday after an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed, killing all 157 people on board. The Boeing 737 Max 8 went down six minutes after take-off from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The flight, which was en route to Nairobi, Kenya, had eight crew members and 149 passengers from 35 countries on board. Many of the passengers were traveling to a United Nations environmental conference that began Monday, including at least 19 employees of UN-affiliated organizations.

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North Korea is at it again

International | South Korean sources say Kim’s regime is rebuilding a missile launch site
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/06/19, 11:23 am

NORTH KOREA is rebuilding a missile launch site it promised to dismantle, according to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. Workers were seen replacing a door and a roof at Tongchang-ri, a site leader Kim Jong Un pledged to destroy in his summit with President Donald Trump last summer. Satellite images show the structures were rebuilt between February 16 and March 2—perhaps before or after U.S.

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