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Sixty aid workers forced to flee S.Sudan fighting: UN

Sixty aid workers forced to flee S.Sudan fighting: UN

By AFP JUBA, SUDAN:  A surge of fighting in eastern South Sudan has forced 60 aid workers to flee, the UN humanitarian agency said on Saturday, hurting efforts to help civilians in the famine-hit nation. An increase in violence nationwide has seen thousands flee in the past two weeks, including more than 16,000 from the […]

Park’s downfall a big setback for South Korean women fighting bias

Park’s downfall a big setback for South Korean women fighting bias

Back in 2013, South Korea’s Park Geun-hye smashed through the ultimate glass ceiling, giving women hope their first female president would lead to better gender equality in a deeply male-dominated society. Her messy political downfall hasn’t exactly been a lean in moment for South Korean women. Fast forward four years and you see few women […]

Thousands flee fighting on Myanmar’s border with China

Thousands flee fighting on Myanmar’s border with China

Thousands of people fled heavy fighting on Myanmar’s northern border with China overnight, activists said Wednesday, as the government blocked a senior UN official from visiting the area. Clashes between the army and ethnic minority militias in Myanmar’s borderlands have intensified in recent months, undercutting Aung San Suu Kyi’s vow to bring peace to the […]