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Earthquake hits already devastated Indonesia

International | The country struggles to rebuild after the latest in a string of disasters this year
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/22/21, 05:52 pm

Corrugated sheets, twisted windowpanes, and concrete rubble littered streets where many buildings once stood in the city of Mamuju on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island. A shallow 6.2-magnitude earthquake rattled the island just after midnight on Friday as many people slept.

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Yemen’s deepening crisis

International | Aid workers worry a terrorism designation could make things worse
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/14/21, 06:42 pm

As 2020 drew to a close, aid workers in war-torn Yemen painted a stark future for the coming year: More than half of all Yemenis could go hungry in 2021, with some 5 million people one step closer to famine. The United Nations’ Humanitarian Response Plan from last year only received about half the funds it needed while needs continue to grow.

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Insurgents hit holiday targets

International | Hundreds killed in extremist attacks over the Christmas break
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/09/21, 10:21 pm

On Christmas Eve, extremists with the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) killed at least five people and abducted several others in Garkida, home to one of the first missionary settlements in northern Nigeria. Witnesses said the insurgents burned at least three churches, including two belonging to the EYN Church of the Brethren, which began in the town.

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