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After Dorian, Bahamas drowning in a flood of donations

Washington - In the hurricane-battered Bahamas, the government and charitable organizations are struggling to cope with the incoming flood of donations, a global surge of solidarity that is often excessive and sometimes useless.

More than 76,000 in hurricane-hit Bahamas may need food, other aid: WFP

Geneva - More than 76,000 people could be in need of food and other aid in the Bahamas after the Caribbean nation was ravaged by Hurricane Dorian, the UN's World Food Programme said on Thursday, with eight tonnes of supplies ready to arrive.

Girls must be protected from sexual violence at school: UNICEF chief

Paris - Girls in developing countries must be protected from sexual violence in and around schools, the head of the UN's children fund has said, urging governments to make it a top priority.

38 killed as floods worsen in Mozambique after second cyclone

Pemba - Heavy rain battered northern Mozambique on Monday as residents and relief workers confronted the widespread devastation wrought by Cyclone Kenneth, the strongest cyclone to ever hit Africa, which killed 38 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

Mozambique braces for violent floods after Cyclone Kenneth

Pemba - Tens of thousands of people in the far north of Mozambique are bracing for violent flooding as torrential rain pushes up water levels, after the death and devastation wrought by Cyclone Kenneth.

Assange aide arrested trying to leave Ecuador: official

Quito - A collaborator of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested Thursday in Ecuador while trying to flee to Japan, the South American country's interior minister said.

UN says ready to send aid if Caracas govt approves

Geneva - UN agencies are ready to send aid to Venezuela as requested by opposition leader Juan Guaido, who more than 40 nations recognise as interim president, but they can only act with authorisation from the Caracas government, a spokesman said on Thursday.

Trump taps a fierce critic to lead World Bank

Washington - President Donald Trump on Wednesday tapped David Malpass to lead the World Bank, a fierce critic of the development lender, which he lambasts as wasteful and ineffective.

UN seeks $4 bn for Yemen

New York - The United Nations said Monday it was seeking $4 billion to provide humanitarian aid to some 20 million Yemenis next year -- or about 70 percent of the war-stricken country's population.

UN warns of danger of widespread famine in Yemen

New York - The United Nations warned Tuesday that Yemen was on the verge of widespread famine. "There is now a clear and present danger of an imminent and great big famine engulfing Yemen," UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock said.

UN seeks $50.5 million for 'immediate' Indonesia disaster aid

New York - The United Nations said Friday it is seeking $50.5 million "for immediate relief" to help victims of the devastating quake and tsunami in Indonesia.

US cut in aid amounts to 'cheap blackmail': Palestinians

Ramallah - US President Donald Trump's administration is resorting to "cheap blackmail" against the Palestinians, revealing its true intentions by cutting more than $200 million in aid for the West Bank and Gaza Strip, senior Palestinian officials said Saturday.

Omarosa's White House recordings fuel Trump woes

Washington - President Donald Trump on Monday plunged himself into a made-for-TV spat with his former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman -- a mud-slinging match that has fuelled fears of chaos in his White House and cast doubt on his pledge to hire "only the best people...

White House dismisses former Trump aide who branded him 'racist'

Bedminster - The White House hit back angrily Friday against accusations by an African-American former employee that President Donald Trump is a racist who repeatedly used the N-word during the making of his reality TV show.

Aid arrives in Syria as Putin, Macron discuss relief mission to Ghouta

Ch - Humanitarian aid sent by France and Russia arrived in Syria on Saturday as the two countries' leaders discussed a joint mission to distribute much-needed relief supplies in a ravaged former rebel enclave.

Algeria showcases migrant expulsion in face of criticism

Tamanrasset - Accused of dumping thousands of migrants at the border in the desert, Algeria has opened up the doors of its air-conditioned expulsion buses to try to allay criticism of its treatment of deportees.

Macron pledges aid for historic Senegal city threatened by Atlantic

Saint-louis - French President Emmanuel Macron got a rousing welcome Saturday from tens of thousands as he visited the historic city of Saint-Louis, Senegal's former capital, and announced an aid package of 40 million euros for the UNESCO World Heritage site which i...

Turkey detains senior Gulen aide after coup attempt

Ankara - Turkey has detained a senior aide to the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen whom it blames for the coup attempt aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an official said on Saturday.

Erdogan aide in custody after attempted coup: state-run media

Istanbul - A military aide to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was taken into custody on Sunday accused of involvement in the attempted coup, the state-run news agency Anadolu reported.

Top Turkish advisor has 'two guns, 100s of bullets' to defend Erdogan

Ankara - A senior advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he would personally defend the head of state with his own weapons and ammunition, as political tensions intensify ahead of June 7 elections.

BOJ can wait to decide if more easing steps needed, Abe aide

The Bank of Japan can wait for more data in the summer before it decides whether to ease policy further, a key aide to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, indicating the government is not pressin...

Aide to London mayor acquitted on 'extreme porn' charges

London - A former aide for London mayor Boris Johnson has been acquitted of being in possession of 'extreme pornographic images' in a landmark trial.

Former Edwards aide testifies about effort to hide affair

Greensboro - The prosecution's star witness in the corruption trial of former Senator and democratic presidential candidate John Edwards testified Tuesday about Edward's efforts to hide an extramarital affair, The New York Times reports.

Op-Ed: Canada's Financial Aid to Food Security Called 'Modest'

Poverty and aide groups are saying Canada is failing its commitment to give financial aide towards the issue of food security

Former aide to Cheney disbarred after conviction

The former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, was stripped of his ability of his ability to practice law because of the results of his conviction in the CIA leak case.

Ex-aide claims 3-way sex with the McGreeveys

A former aide to ex-Gov. Jim McGreevey claims that he had sexual encounters with the former Governor and his wife, Dina McGreevey, at the same time before the governor took office.

Russell James Caso Jr. Pleads Guilty

A former top aide has pleaded guilty because he did not claim his wife's earnings. Russell Caso's wife made around $17,500 and failed to report earnings. Former rep. Curt Weldon. has made no public comments as of yet.

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Key Rumsfeld aide resigns

Stephen Cambone, undersecretary of defense for intelligence, is the most senior Pentagon official to announce he is leaving since US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld tendered his resignation last month.
 

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