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UN works to send home Libya’s stranded migrants

International | New effort arises after news video of slave auction
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/05/17, 02:33 pm

The United Nations migration agency will send home an additional 15,000 migrants from detention camps in Libya before the year ends, the agency announced Friday.

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U.K. remembers persecuted Christians

International | Parliament, churches light up red to raise awareness for martyred believers
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 11/21/17, 03:31 pm

On Wednesday, the British Houses of Parliament and more than 30 churches and schools, mostly in the U.K., will bathe their buildings in red light to bring attention to the worsening problem of Christian persecution around the world.

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Powerful typhoon kills dozens in Vietnam

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/06/17, 10:25 am

At least 44 people died in Vietnam after a powerful typhoon made landfall Saturday in the country’s south-central Khan Hoa province, officials said Monday. Meteorologists called Typhoon Damrey the strongest to hit the area in 16 years. It felled trees, ripped off roofs, and toppled electricity poles. Vietnam’s Disaster Management Agency in a statement said the typhoon destroyed more than 116,000 homes amid widespread flooding. More than 19 people remain missing, including nine crew members of cargo ships that sank off the coast.

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