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Iraq returning displaced civilians from camps to unsafe areas

AMRIYAT AL-FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces are forcibly returning civilians from refugee camps to unsafe areas in the predominantly Sunni Anbar province, exposing them to death from booby-traps or acts of vigilantism, refugees and aid workers say.

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Suicide bomber kills 11 people in mosque attack in northeast Nigeria, sources say

ABUJA (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed 11 people on Wednesday in an attack on a mosque in northeast Nigeria, the epicenter of the conflict with Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, two military officials, a resident and an aid worker said.

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Iran denies British-Iranian aid worker might be released soon

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's justice ministry confirmed on Friday that authorities have opened a new case against British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been sentenced to five years in jail, and denied she might soon be released.

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Iran denies that British-Iranian aid worker can be released in a swap deal: Tasnim

LONDON (Reuters) - The head of the justice department in Tehran denied on Friday reports in Western media that British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been sentenced to five years in jail in Iran, might be released in a swap deal.

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Iran will treat jailed aid worker as Iranian citizen-foreign ministry

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran will treat a British-Iranian aid worker as an Iranian citizen and she will serve her sentence as determined by the judiciary, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday.

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UK's Johnson meets Iran president as he lobbies for jailed aid worker

DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson held almost an hour of talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday after flying to Tehran to seek the release of a jailed British-Iranian aid worker.

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UK's Johnson in Iran talks to lobby for jailed aid worker

DUBAI (Reuters) - British foreign minister Boris Johnson held talks on Saturday with his Iranian counterpart and other officials, during a visit to Iran where he is expected to seek the release of jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

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UK foreign minister arrives in Iran to lobby for jailed aid worker

DUBAI (Reuters) - British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson arrived on Saturday in Iran, where he is expected to lobby his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif for the release of jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

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British foreign minister to visit Iran, lobby for jailed aid worker

LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign minister Boris Johnson will travel to Iran on Saturday to lobby counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif for the release of jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

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Syrian, Russian jets bomb residential areas in eastern Ghouta: witnesses, monitor

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jets believed to be Syrian and Russian struck heavily crowded residential areas in a besieged rebel enclave near Damascus, killing at least 27 people and injuring dozens in the third week of a stepped-up assault, residents, aid workers and a war monitor said on Monday.

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U.N. aid workers return to Yemen on flights to Sanaa: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Humanitarian aid workers arrived in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Saturday, after a nearly three week blockade by the Saudi-led military coalition, an official at the U.N.'s World Food Programme (WFP) said.

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U.N. aid workers return to Yemen on first flight to Sanaa: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - A flight carrying humanitarian aid workers landed in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Saturday, the first after a nearly three week blockade imposed by the Saudi-led military coalition, an official of the U.N.'s World Food Programme (WFP) said.

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Britain says no link between 400 million pound debt owed to Iran and jailed aid worker

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Thursday there was no link between a 400 million pound ($528 million) debt owed to Iran and the fate of a jailed Iranian-British aid worker.

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Britain preparing to transfer 400 million pounds to Iran - Telegraph newspaper

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is preparing to transfer over 400 million pounds ($527 million) to Iran as it seeks the release of a jailed Iranian-British aid worker, The Telegraph newspaper reported, citing unidentified British sources.

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UK's Johnson vows no stone unturned to free aid worker jailed in Iran

LONDON (Reuters) - Foreign minister Boris Johnson said Britain would appeal to Iran on humanitarian grounds to free a jailed aid worker but expressed reservations that granting her diplomatic protection would help secure her release, her husband said on Wednesday.

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UK has reservations about diplomatic protection for jailed aid worker in Iran, husband says

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has reservations about granting diplomatic protection to an Iranian-British aid worker jailed in Iran, her husband said on Wednesday.

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Britain's Johnson to meet husband of aid worker jailed in Iran

LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign minister Boris Johnson will on Wednesday meet the husband of an aid worker jailed in Iran to discuss granting diplomatic protection to her as part of an effort to secure her release from prison.

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Britain considers diplomatic protection for jailed aid worker in Iran

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's government is considering granting diplomatic protection to a jailed aid worker in Iran as part of an effort to secure her release from a jail in the Islamic Republic.

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British ministers rally around Foreign Secretary Johnson over Iran

LONDON (Reuters) - British ministers rallied around Boris Johnson on Sunday, saying the foreign secretary was doing a "great job" and had no reason to resign over remarks that critics say may prompt Iran to extend the prison sentence of a jailed aid worker.

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Britain's trade minister says Johnson did not make a gaffe over aid worker jailed in Iran

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson did not make a gaffe when he commented about the activities of jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Britain's trade minister Liam Fox said on Tuesday.

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Britain says Johnson comments do not justify more Iran charges against jailed aid worker

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Monday that comments by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson about jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe should not be used by the Islamic Republic to bring additional charges against her.

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Britain says Johnson's comments do not justify further charges against aid worker jailed in Iran

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Monday that comments made by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson about jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe should not be used to bring additional charges against her.

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'At the doors of starvation:' siege strangles Damascus suburbs

EASTERN GHOUTA (Reuters) - A tightening siege has pushed people to the verge of famine in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, residents and aid workers say, bringing desperation to the only major rebel enclave near the Syrian capital.

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Victims of South Sudan attack on aid workers start testifying from U.S.

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Foreign victims of an attack on aid workers in South Sudan began giving testimony via video link from the United States on Wednesday in the trial of government soldiers accused of murder and gang rape.

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In Myanmar's Rakhine, aid workers blocked from entering Muslim camp amid tension

YANGON/SITTWE (Reuters) - Buddhists in Myanmar on Wednesday blocked aid workers from visiting a camp for displaced Muslims in the central part of Rakhine State, where the United Nations fears the spread of violence that has already displaced hundreds of thousands.

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South Sudan commander on trial for rape, murder of aid workers found dead

JUBA (Reuters) - A South Sudanese army commander on trial for his role in an attack on aid workers has been found dead in military custody, an army spokesman said on Friday.

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Central African Republic children starve as aid workers flee fighting

GENEVA (Reuters) - Children are starving to death in Central African Republic because violence has forced aid workers to pull out, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for the country said on Tuesday.

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New Surge of Rohingya Puts Aid Workers Back on ‘Full Alert’

The number crossing into Bangladesh from Myanmar had slowed to around 2,000 a day. But over 11,000 crossed on Monday and thousands more are waiting to follow.

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Sen. Warren: Canada giving US wake-up call

President Donald Trump, a loud and persistent critic of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), recently began renegotiating this trade deal with Canada and Mexico. The President promised to secure a fair deal for American workers. That sounds great. After all, we don't think Americans should be forced to compete with poorly paid workers from Mexico or elsewhere, and we can demand that companies that want to trade with us lift wages, benefits, and health and safety standards for their foreign workers.

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Buddhist mistrust of foreign aid workers hampers relief for Myanmar's Rohingya

SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Relief agencies struggling to reach hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims displaced by strife in northwestern Myanmar are facing rising hostility from ethnic Rakhine Buddhists who accuse the United Nations and foreign aid groups of only helping Muslims.

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Myanmar says aid access to conflict area not blocked but security an issue

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar insisted on Friday it was not barring aid workers from Rakhine State, where a counter-insurgency campaign has sparked an exodus of Muslim Rohingya refugees, but said authorities on the ground might restrict access for security reasons.

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Finnish aid worker kidnapped in Kabul has been released: ministry

HELSINKI (Reuters) - A Finnish aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan in May has been released, the foreign ministry in Helsinki said on Thursday.

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Relief Efforts Stall in Caribbean as Islands Brace for Hurricane Jose

Aid workers responding to devastation from Hurricane Irma have been stalled by the next dangerous storm: Hurricane Jose.

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Floods, landslides kill more than 800 people across South Asia

DHAKA/GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Widespread floods have killed more than 800 people and displaced over a million in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, with aid workers warning of severe food shortages and water-borne diseases as rains continue to lash the affected areas.

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Risk of disease as hundreds line up to identify Sierra Leone mudslide victims

FREETOWN, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Hundreds of Freetown residents queued on Wednesday to identify relatives killed in a mudslide on the edge of the Sierra Leone capital, as aid workers warned of an impending health crisis caused by nearly 400 corpses.

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Haitian asylum seekers, fearing U.S. deportation, pour into Canada

HEMMINGFORD, Quebec (Reuters) - Hundreds of Haitians are streaming across the U.S. border into Canada, fearing deportation by U.S. President Donald Trump, according to aid workers and Quebec officials who have opened Montreal's Olympic Stadium to help process the influx.

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Canadian authorities open Montreal's Olympic Stadium to house asylum seekers

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian health authorities and aid workers are using an Olympic stadium to shelter asylum seekers as a growing number of people walk into the country from the United States.

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Reporters, aid workers may travel to North Korea despite ban: U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Journalists and humanitarian workers may apply for exceptions to a new ban on U.S. citizens' travel to North Korea, the State Department said in a public notice on Wednesday.

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UNICEF says three contractors detained in South Sudan

JUBA (Reuters) - The U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Tuesday three South Sudanese working for its contractor were detained last week, as aid workers are increasingly targeted in the four-year civil war.

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Egyptian migrants found dead in east Libyan desert: Red Crescent

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan aid workers recovered the bodies of 19 migrants believed to be Egyptians in Libya's eastern desert, a Red Crescent spokesman said on Sunday.

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FBI helps South Sudan in murder and rape trial

JUBA (Reuters) - A U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation official is helping South Sudan to prosecute suspects in the murder of a South Sudanese aid worker and rape of his foreign colleagues, the U.S. embassy said on Tuesday.

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Aid Coordinator in Yemen Had Secret Job Overseeing U.S. Military Shipments

Arrangements like the one between Special Operations forces and the man, Scott Darden, who was once kidnapped, can cast suspicion on aid workers.

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South Sudan soldiers accused of rape, murder of aid workers appear in court

JUBA (Reuters) - Thirteen South Sudanese soldiers accused of raping five foreign aid workers and killing their local colleague appeared before a military court on Tuesday, a case seen as a test of the government's ability to try war crimes.

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Sri Lanka's flood survivors threatened by dengue, disease: aid workers

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of survivors of devastating floods and landslides in Sri Lanka are at risk of potentially fatal diseases such as dengue fever, charities warned on Monday as the death toll from the disaster continued to rise.

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South Sudan holds trial for troops accused of rape, murder of aid workers

KAMPALA (Reuters) - South Sudanese soldiers accused of raping at least five foreign aid workers and killing their local colleague last year are due to stand trial in a military court on Tuesday, a key test of the government's ability to prosecute war crimes.

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Aid worker killed, guard beheaded in Kabul

A German woman was shot and killed and her Afghan guard beheaded when attackers targeted a guest house for aid workers Saturday night in Kabul, Afghanistan, according to Afghan Interior Ministry acting spokesman Najib Danish.

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Suspected Cases of Ebola Rise to 18 in Democratic Republic of Congo

Aid workers are trying to reach a remote part of the country, where there have been three deaths from the virus and about 400 possible contacts.

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Trump: 'Very happy' freed Egypt aid worker is home

The Trump administration quietly helped negotiate the release of American-Egyptian aid worker Aya Hijazi and her husband who had been detained in Egypt for three years, a senior White House official confirmed to CNN Friday.

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American Aid Worker, Release Secured by Trump Officials, Leaves Egypt

Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American charged with child abuse and human trafficking, was held for three years in a case that became a symbol of authoritarianism in Egypt.

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U.N. says 82 aid workers killed in South Sudan's three-year war

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A United Nations official said on Wednesday 82 aid workers had been killed in South Sudan's civil war and the number of its citizens displaced by the fighting now stands at 3.5 million.

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BP says crews brought leaking Alaskan well under control

HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc said workers on Alaska's North Slope had brought under control a company-operated well that spewed oil and gas over the weekend.

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UPDATE 1-BP says crews brought leaking Alaskan well under control

HOUSTON, April 17 (Reuters) - BP Plc said workers on Alaska's North Slope had brought under control a company-operated well that spewed oil and gas over the weekend.

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US aid worker cleared after 3 years behind bars in Egypt

A Cairo court on Sunday acquitted Egyptian-American aid worker Aya Hijazi of child abuse and human trafficking charges after she had spent nearly three years behind bars.

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American Aid Worker Is Cleared of Child Abuse Charges in Egypt

Aya Hijazi, who founded a nonprofit to care for street children in Cairo, was accused of human trafficking in a case rights groups called “a travesty.”

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Six aid workers killed in an ambush in South Sudan, U.N. says

GENEVA (Reuters) - Six aid workers were killed in an ambush in South Sudan on Saturday while traveling from the capital Juba to the town of Pibor, the United Nations said on Sunday without specifying if they worked for the U.N. or giving other details.

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U.S. warns South Sudan government against 'deliberate starvation tactics'

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States warned South Sudan's government on Thursday that preventing humanitarian aid workers from reaching parts of the war-torn state that are suffering famine could "amount to deliberate starvation tactics."

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Plane crashes at South Sudan airport, several people injured: aid workers

JUBA (Reuters) - A plane belonging to a small South Sudanese airline crash-landed at the airport of the northwestern town of Wau on Monday, injuring several passengers, local aid workers said.

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WFP head says 'race against time' under way to prevent Yemen famine

AMMAN (Reuters) - Aid workers are in a "race against time" to prevent famine threatening millions of people in Yemen, a senior U.N. official said in Monday.

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South Sudan military: rebels kidnap 8 from Christian charity

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudanese rebels have kidnapped eight local aid workers working for U.S. charity Samaritan's Purse and are demanding aid deliveries to their area, a military spokesman said on Monday.

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Famine-hit South Sudan to charge up to $10,000 for foreign work permits

JUBA (Reuters) - War-ravaged South Sudan has hiked work permit fees 100-fold for foreign aid workers to $10,000, officials said, despite suffering from famine.

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Many skiers swept away by avalanche at French ski resort: emergency workers

LYON, France (Reuters) - Many skiers were swept away by an avalanche at Tignes ski resort in the French Alps on Tuesday, first aid workers told Reuters.

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Both sides in Aleppo committed war crimes; Syria bombed convoy : U.N.

GENEVA(Reuters) - Both sides in the battle for Aleppo committed war crimes, including Syrian government aircraft that "deliberately" bombed and strafed a humanitarian convoy, killing 14 aid workers and halting relief operations, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday.

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British-Iranian aid worker sentenced to jail for "cooperation with BBC" - family

DUBAI, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The family of British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been sentenced to five years in jail in Iran on undisclosed charges, said she has been accused by a Revolutionary Court of acting against national security by cooperating with the BBC.

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British-Iranian aid worker's five-year jail term upheld in Iran

DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian appeals court has confirmed a five-year jail sentence for British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on security charges, Iran's judiciary spokesman said on Sunday.

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Death Toll in Mistaken Bombing of Camp in Nigeria Climbs to 70

The number killed in an errant bombing by a Nigerian military fighter jet on Tuesday included at least nine aid workers, humanitarian groups said Wednesday.

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Nigerian fighter jet strikes refugees, aid workers in Borno

A Nigerian fighter jet misfired during an operation Tuesday, striking refugees at a camp in Borno state for the internally displaced, as well as aid workers with the International Committee of the Red Cross, according to Nigerian officials and the Red Cross.

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Spanish aid worker freed in Afghanistan: Red Cross

KABUL (Reuters) - A Spanish employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross has been released less than a month after he was kidnapped by gunmen in northern Afghanistan, the aid group said on Sunday.

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Actor Tom Hiddleston apologizes to aid workers for speech at Golden Globes

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British actor Tom Hiddleston apologized on Tuesday to aid workers for comments he made at the Golden Globe Awards about how viewing his TV series "The Night Manager" had helped them in a conflict zone.

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Held for Years in China, Canadian Couple Speak Out About Their Detention

Kevin and Julia Garratt, Christian aid workers who had lived in China off and on for 30 years, are back in Canada, but say they do not feel completely safe.

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Mali says suspects Islamist group Mourabitoun kidnapped French woman

BAMAKO (Reuters) - A Malian state prosecutor said on Wednesday that the Islamist militant group al Mourabitoun is suspected of kidnapping a French-Swiss aid worker from the city of Gao in northern Mali.

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Aid worker kidnapped in Mali

A Fench aid worker was kidnapped in the west African country of Mali, on Saturday, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Sunday.

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French-Swiss aid worker kidnapped in Mali town of Gao

DAKAR (Reuters) - A female French-Swiss aid worker was kidnapped in the city of Gao in northern Mali on Saturday afternoon, a spokesman for the Ministry of Security said.

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Aid workers killed in mortar attacks in Mosul, U.N. says

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Four Iraqi aid workers and at least seven civilians were killed by mortar fire this week during aid distribution in Mosul, the United Nations said, as the campaign to retake the city from Islamic State continued to make slow and punishing progress.

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Britain's Prince Harry surprises mapping aid workers during drill

LONDON (Reuters) - Disaster mapping charity MapAction on Wednesday released footage showing Britain's Prince Harry surprising aid workers at a training drill in Norway in September.

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UPDATE 1-Oil truck fireball kills at least 42 in central Kenya - aid worker

NAIVASHA, Kenya, Dec 11 (Reuters) - A fireball from an oil lorry engulfed vehicles on one of Kenya's main highways, killing at least 42 people late on Saturday, a rescue worker at the scene said.

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Aid convoys blocked in South Sudan, U.N. says

JUBA (Reuters) - United Nations officials told Reuters on Thursday that attacks on aid workers and bureaucratic interference are preventing supplies from reaching tens of thousands of desperate South Sudanese who have fled their homes amid escalating violence.

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German union leader says will fight for plants in Tata-Thyssen merger

DUESSELDORF, Germany, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Thyssenkrupp's powerful labour chief said workers would resist shutting down capacity in any merger of the German industrial group's European steel business with that of peer Tata Steel .

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Hammond aims to ease UK living standards squeeze, focus on budget

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's finance minister will say on Wednesday that he is taking the edge off a benefits squeeze for low-paid workers, but that fixing the public finances will be a bigger priority as the country gets ready for Brexit.

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UPDATE 1-Hammond aims to ease UK living standards squeeze, focus on budget

LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Britain's finance minister will say on Wednesday that he is taking the edge off a benefits squeeze for low-paid workers, but that fixing the public finances will be a...

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Britain says case of detained aid worker in Iran an 'utmost priority'

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is working to resolve the case of detained Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.

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Hundreds more Myanmar Rohingya flee to Bangladesh: aid workers

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh/YANGON (Reuters) - Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar crossed the border to Bangladesh over the weekend and on Monday, aid workers said, seeking shelter from escalating violence in the northwest that has killed at least 86 people and displaced some 30,000.

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RPT-INSIGHT-Stranded trucks, unpaid workers: India Inc counts cost of cash crunch

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Like millions of Indians fed up with corruption and counterfeiting, Vimal Somani cheered Prime Minister Narendra Modi's shock move to replace all high-value...

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INSIGHT-Stranded trucks, unpaid workers: India Inc counts cost of cash crunch

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Like millions of Indians fed up with corruption and counterfeiting, Vimal Somani cheered Prime Minister Narendra Modi's shock move to replace all high-value...

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U.N. says rations run out in east Aleppo, hopes for aid deal

GENEVA (Reuters) - Aid workers in eastern Aleppo were distributing the last available food rations on Thursday as the quarter of a million people besieged in the Syrian city entered what is expected to be a cruel winter, U.N. humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland said.

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Top diplomats in Myanmar to visit troubled northern Rakhine: sources

YANGON (Reuters) - Senior diplomats in Myanmar are set to depart on Wednesday for troubled northern Rakhine State, which has been closed to aid workers and observers for more than three weeks since deadly attacks on police border posts, sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi under pressure as Rohingya crisis deepens

NAYPYITAW/YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi faces mounting criticism for her government's handling of a crisis in Muslim-majority northern Rakhine State, where soldiers have blocked access for aid workers and are accused of raping and killing civilians.

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Fate of child migrants uncertain before France demolishes Jungle camp

CALAIS, France (Reuters) - Aid workers accused France and Britain on Sunday of failing more than 1,300 unaccompanied child migrants whose future remained uncertain just a day before the French government begins dismantling the filthy camp where they are holed up.

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U.S. aid worker kidnapped in Niger, taken toward Mali

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Gunmen raided the house of a U.S. aid worker in central Niger on Friday night, killing his guard and housekeeper before driving him across the desert toward Mali, the interior ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

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Gunmen kidnap U.S. aid worker in Niger, take him towards Mali: mayor

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Gunmen raided the house of a U.S. aid worker in central Niger overnight, killing his two guards before driving him off across the desert towards Mali, the mayor of the town said on Saturday.

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US aid worker kidnapped

Armed assailants have abducted a US aid worker from outside his home in Niger, killing his bodyguard and a police officer before fleeing north toward neighboring Mali, a Niger government source tells CNN.

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Death toll rising in Haiti from Matthew

Hurricane Matthew has left behind widespread destruction across Haiti and killed hundreds in its path, and officials fear the death toll could increase as aid workers scramble to gain access to some of the country's hardest-hit areas.

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‘From Paradise to Hell’: How an Aid Convoy in Syria Was Blown Apart

Interviews with aid workers, rescuers and residents, along with video and photographic evidence, point to a coordinated attack by Russian or Syrian aircraft, probably both.

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UK's May raised concerns over detained aid worker with Iranian leader

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday raised concerns about the case of a detained Iranian-British aid worker with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a Downing Street official said.

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Greeks Appeal for Aid After Fire Damages Refugee Camp

The blaze, which started inside the main Moria camp of Lesbos, destroyed 50 homes and dozens of tents, driving about 4,400 migrants into nearby fields, aid workers said.

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U.N. suspends aid convoys in Syria after hit, ICRC warns on impact

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations suspended aid convoys across Syria on Tuesday a day after an air strike hit relief trucks near the city of Aleppo, killing at least one aid worker and around 20 civilians, and destroying a warehouse and hospital.

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Iranian court jails British-Iranian aid worker for five years: family

(Reuters) - An Iranian Revolutionary court has sentenced Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to five years in prison on charges that remain secret, her family said on Friday.

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U.N. says 10,000 killed in Yemen war, nearly twice other estimates

SANAA (Reuters) - At least 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen's 18-month-old civil war, the United Nations on Tuesday, almost double the estimates of more than 6,000 cited by officials and aid workers for much of 2016.

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UPDATE 1-U.N. says 10,000 killed in Yemen war, nearly twice other estimates

SANAA, Aug 30 (Reuters) - At least 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen's 18-month-old civil war, the United Nations on Tuesday, almost double the estimates of more than 6,000 cited by officials and aid workers for much of 2016.

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Australian Aid Worker Who Was Abducted in Afghanistan Is Released

Kerry Jane Wilson, who is in her 60s, had been working in the country for about 20 years when she was taken from her office in Jalalabad on April 28.

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Australian Freed 4 Months After Kidnapping in Afghanistan

An Australian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan in April had been released and was safe, Australia's foreign minister said Monday.