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    Food Aid Dwindling in World's Fastest-growing Refugee Crisis

    VOICE OF AMERICA

    Food aid soon will run out for nearly a million South Sudanese sheltering in Uganda in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis, the United Nations refugee chief said Friday. "Disturbing shortfalls are emerging in critical areas...
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    on Fri Jun 23 11:20 AM

    Will Women Rule at the 2017 Summer Box Office?

    VOICE OF AMERICA

    Women have always been an essential component of Hollywood as lead actresses. But women have found it difficult to establish themselves in roles traditionally claimed by men in the film industry, such as filmmakers and leads of action films. This...
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    on Fri Jun 23 10:37 AM

    UN Launches Inquiry Into Congo Atrocities

    VOICE OF AMERICA

    The United Nations Human Rights Council launched an international investigation on Friday into killings and other atrocities in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The 47-member Geneva forum adopted by consensus a resolution...
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    on Fri Jun 23 10:29 AM

    Serbia Ruling Party Gathers Support for Proposed Gay PM

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    Serbia's first gay and female prime minister is set to take office in staunchly conservative Serbia next week after ruling populists gathered majority support for her in Parliament. Officials said on Friday that the assembly will convene on...
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    on Fri Jun 23 10:15 AM

    Urban Gardeners Feed Body and Soul in LA

    VOICE OF AMERICA

    Ron Finley has been called a “guerrilla gardener” and the “gangsta gardener,” an edgier description of a man who once defied local authorities to bring nature to the inner city. Finley’s efforts to plant edible gardens on public...
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    on Fri Jun 23 10:05 AM

    Iranians Chant 'Death to Israel,' Burn Islamic State's Flag at Rallies

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    Hundreds of thousands of Iranians chanted "Death to Israel" in nationwide rallies on Friday at which they also burned flag of the Islamic State militant group which claimed responsibility for attacks in Tehran this month, state TV...
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    on Fri Jun 23 9:53 AM

    China Takes Delivery of First Shipments of American Beef in 14 Years

    VOICE OF AMERICA

    China let through the first shipments of beef from the United States in 14 years on Friday, after the two nations agreed to resume the trade in May, state media reported. The imports were brought in by Cofco Meat Holdings Ltd from U.S. meat...
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    on Fri Jun 23 9:49 AM

    Search for Chinese Scholar is Agency Priority

    VOICE OF AMERICA

    The FBI says the search for a visiting Chinese scholar missing from the University of Illinois is a national priority for the agency. Jon Holloway, assistant special agent in charge of criminal investigation at the Springfield FBI office,...
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    on Fri Jun 23 4:32 AM

    Zimbabwe: Riot Police Storm Farm, Throw Out White Farmer to Make Way for Bishop Manhanga

    ALL AFRICA

    [New Zimbabwe] Rusape -Armed riot police Thursday stormed Lesbury Farm, 26 kilometres west of here, and threw out white farmer Robert Smart to make way for Bishop Trevor Manhanga.
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    on Fri Jun 23 4:03 AM

    Uganda: Bagyenda Sent to High Court

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    [Monitor] Kampala -Mr Brian Bagyenda, the son of ISO director Col Frank Bagyenda Kaka, was yesterday committed to the High Court for trial on murder and the prosecution said he had confessed to killing his 22-year-old university girlfriend.
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