Dakar, Senegal
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Marie-Claire Kolie knew Ebola only as a mysterious disease from medical school textbooks when it hit her home country of Guinea in 2014.

Today the 40-year-old mother of three is part of a team of doctors fighting a major outbreak of the

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Brazil will create a new "dirty list" of employers that engaged in modern slavery, drawn from a roster of companies and people found guilty in labour courts of the practice, officials said on Tuesday.

The move by the Labour Prosecutor's Office

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Dakar, Senegal
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Sex traffickers in Nigeria are moving out of Edo state to avoid detection as foreign donors pour money into anti-trafficking programmes in the traditional hotspot, anti-slavery experts said, calling for a national approach.

Edo state in southern Nigeria has long been the country's

Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Like many poor Bangladeshis, Komol Shohlagar thought moving overseas for work would change his life. It did - but not in the way he hoped.

Shohlagar, 33, travelled to Libya with people smugglers in the hope of reaching Europe, but when he got


About a dozen people taking refuge in sanctuary churches across the US received a letter from Immigration and Customs Enforcement earlier this week, informing them they owe hundreds of thousands of dollars in civil penalties for disobeying orders to leave the country.

Among those was Rosa del


A recent ceremony marking the excavation of a road that archaeologists believe was used by Biblical-era Jewish pilgrims - perhaps even Jesus - has drawn fire from Palestinians, who accuse Israeli and US officials of trying to “Judaise” Jerusalem.

The controversy is the latest political skirmish

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Britain pledged on Wednesday to spend £193 million on research and technology to help developing countries cope with climate change.

From investing in electric motorbikes to improving weather warning systems or boosting clean energy, Britain's foreign aid department said it would use the money

New Delhi, India
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As India readies for the United Nations to give a green light to deep sea mining and boost its economy, the environmental group Greenpeace said on Wednesday that drilling the seabed could cause irreversible harm and worsen climate change. 

Without proper

Extensive restoration work undertaken on the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem - built on what is reputed to be the site of the birth of Jesus Christ, has been credited as the reason behind a decision to remove the church from UNESCO's list of endangered world heritage sites.


New York City, US
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Want to grab some headlines for the United Nations' global goals to cure world ills like poverty and inequality?

Send them on a rocket into space.

That is the plan devised by Eddie Ndopu, one of the newly appointed goal advocates




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