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SLIDESHOW: The A-9 highway, a lifeline in Sri Lanka

SLIDESHOW: The A-9 highway, a lifeline in Sri Lanka

November 1, 2012 0

KANDY/JAFFNA 01 November 2012 (IRIN) - The A-9 highway in Sri Lanka plays a symbolic role connecting the central and northern parts of the island. The road - which connects the city of

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Analysis: Mindanao’s uncertain road to peace

Analysis: Mindanao’s uncertain road to peace

October 24, 2012 0

COTABATO CITY 24 October 2012 (IRIN) - The recent signing of an interim peace agreement between the Philippine government and the country’s largest Muslim insurgent group is fraught with uncertainty, say analysts. >

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SUDAN: SPLM-N in retaliatory attack on South Kordofan

SUDAN: SPLM-N in retaliatory attack on South Kordofan

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 9, 2012 0

KHARTOUM 09 October 2012 (IRIN) - Mortar shelling in Kadugli, capital of Sudan's South Kordofan State, on 8 October left at least six dead and several injured; the attacks coincided with an ongoing

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PAKISTAN: Water pipeline rupture makes waves

PAKISTAN: Water pipeline rupture makes waves

August 27, 2012 0

KARACHI 27 August 2012 (IRIN) - In early August, as people struggled to survive the humid summer heat, a huge power cut deprived almost half of Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, of electricity for

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Analysis: A tunnel-free future for Gaza?

Analysis: A tunnel-free future for Gaza?

August 23, 2012 0

GAZA CITY 23 August 2012 (IRIN) - This month’s border attack in the Sinai Peninsula, which killed 16 Egyptian soldiers, has bolstered calls to shut down a network of underground tunnels between Egypt

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WEST AFRICA: Cleaner toilets to save slums from cholera

WEST AFRICA: Cleaner toilets to save slums from cholera

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 16, 2012 0

FREETOWN/CONAKRY/ACCRA/DAKAR 16 August 2012 (IRIN) - Aid agencies are scrambling to treat thousands of cholera patients in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, where the number of infections is mounting by over 250 per day.

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