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UN warns 672 million children will fall into poverty by end of 2020

UN warns 672 million children will fall into poverty by end of 2020

The United Nations has warned that the economic repercussions of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic could drive up to 86 million additional children to poverty by the end of 2020 ...

Africa faces 'hunger pandemic' as coronavirus destroys jobs and fuels poverty

Africa faces 'hunger pandemic' as coronavirus destroys jobs and fuels poverty

Since South Africa went into lockdown four weeks ago to slow the spread of the coronavirus, hairdresser Nasreen Pillay has had no income.

At least 10 dead in northeast Guinea gold mine collapse

At least 10 dead in northeast Guinea gold mine collapse

At least 10 people were killed and others were missing after an illegal gold mine collapsed in northeastern Guinea, local officials and the Red Cross said on Thursday.

Gandhi vows basic income for millions of India's poorest if PM

Gandhi vows basic income for millions of India's poorest if PM

Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday vowed a ‘final assault on poverty’ in India if elected prime minister in May, promising a minimum income for tens of millions of the country's poorest.

Huge fire ravages 600 homes in Brazil's Amazon

Huge fire ravages 600 homes in Brazil's Amazon

A huge fire blazed through 600 wooden homes built on stilts next to a river in Brazil's Amazon region overnight, decimating a poor area of the city of Manaus but causing no deaths, authorities said Tuesday.

Report: More than half of Afghanistan's population under poverty line

Report: More than half of Afghanistan's population under poverty line

More than half of Afghanistan's population of 29.2 million people lived under the poverty line in 2016-17, the Afghanistan Living Conditions Survey said in a report on Monday.

Huge 'Ponzi scheme' trial starts in Benin

Huge 'Ponzi scheme' trial starts in Benin

A long-awaited trial opened in the West African country of Benin on Thursday into an alleged Ponzi scheme described as the biggest financial scandal in the country's history.

Surrogacy remains a lure for Cambodia's poorest despite ban

Surrogacy remains a lure for Cambodia's poorest despite ban

Peeling a mango inside her rickety wooden shack, Chhum Long explains how her daughter's decision to nurture a Western couple's baby in her womb helped her family buy two desperately needed items ...

Star abroad, pest at home, Indian magician fights law

Star abroad, pest at home, Indian magician fights law

For a brief moment Ishamuddin Khan had the world at his feet: A pioneer of the ‘Great Indian Rope Trick’ -- an illusion of such legend it was long believed to be impossible -- he thought fame and fortune were assured.

End ban on women driving, UN expert tells Saudi

End ban on women driving, UN expert tells Saudi

Saudi Arabia's government should end the kingdom's ban on women driving and reform the male guardianship system, a United Nations independent expert said on Thursday.

Eight men own same as poorest half of world

Eight men own same as poorest half of world

Eight men own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world's population, a level of inequality which ‘threatens to pull our societies apart’, Oxfam said on Monday ahead of the World Economic Forum opening in Davos.

Images of homeless living in graves shock Iran

Images of homeless living in graves shock Iran

Images of homeless drug addicts living in empty graves just outside the Iranian capital have deeply shocked the public and prompted reactions even from President Hassan Rouhani.