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MAY 09, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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News of the Day From Around the World, May 10

At least three people were killed and 91 others injured after a fire engulfed a hotel and several nearby buildings in downtown Cairo early Monday, according to Egypt’s ambulance services. European finance ministers met Monday in Brussels to try to break a deadlock over whether to provide Greece the next batch of bailout loans, which it needs to avoid bankruptcy ...

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MAY 09, 2016 - Huffington Post

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AIDS Epidemic Could 'Rebound' If Prevention Programs Aren't Strengthened: UN

NEW YORK, May 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global progress fighting AIDS could be lost because prevention programmes are suffering from a lack of leadership, accountability and funding, the head of the United Nations warned on Friday. Headway in tackling the epidemic has been "inspiring," with a 42 percent decline in AIDS-related deaths since a peak in 2004, U.N. Secretary-General ...

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MAY 09, 2016 - Washington Post

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South Africa sees positive signs in struggling economy

South Africa’s economy is poised for a turnaround after years of slow growth, a Cabinet minister said Monday. However, new data showing an increasing rate of unemployment highlighted the challenges that beset one of Africa’s biggest economies.

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MAY 09, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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U.N. agency says needs $290 million for drought-stricken Zimbabwe

HARARE (Reuters) - The United Nations Development Programme has raised $70 million since February for humanitarian aid for drought-stricken Zimbabwe but has a funding gap of $290 million for assistance until March next year, a U.N. official said on Monday. An El Nino-induced drought has hit southern Africa and cut the output of the staple maize crop. In March, the ...

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MAY 09, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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U.N. agency says needs $290 million for drought-sticken Zimbabwe

HARARE (Reuters) - The United Nations Development Programme has raised $70 million since February for humanitarian aid for drought-stricken Zimbabwe but has a funding gap of $290 million for assistance until March next year, a U.N. official said on Monday. An El Nino-induced drought has hit southern Africa and cut the output of the staple maize crop. In March, the ...

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