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UN pushes cash handouts to avert mass poverty in Afghanistan
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UN pushes cash handouts to avert mass poverty in Afghanistan

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 1 (Reuters) – The United Nations said on Wednesday that a program to pay $300 million a…
US food banks struggle to feed hungry amid surging prices
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US food banks struggle to feed hungry amid surging prices

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — U.S. food banks already dealing with increased demand from families sidelined by the pandemic now face…
A public suicide in Iran spotlights anguish over economy
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A public suicide in Iran spotlights anguish over economy

Ruhollah Parazideh, a wiry 38-year-old with a thick mustache and hair flecked with gray, was desperate for a job. The…
More repression, fewer jobs: Jordanians face bleak outlook
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More repression, fewer jobs: Jordanians face bleak outlook

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — As a poorly paid public school teacher, Khaled Jaber always needed a side hustle, working as…
Fewer in US turn to food banks, but millions still in need
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Fewer in US turn to food banks, but millions still in need

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hunger and food insecurity across the United States have dropped measurably over the past six months, but…
Japan confronts rising inequality after Abenomics
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Japan confronts rising inequality after Abenomics

TOKYO, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Japan’s stock market has surged and luxury cars are selling fast in Tokyo after eight…
N.Korea’s food situation appears perilous, experts say
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N.Korea’s food situation appears perilous, experts say

SEOUL, Oct 8 (Reuters) – North Korea’s food situation remains perilous according to analysts and a United Nations expert who…
As Lebanese got poorer, politicians stowed wealth abroad
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As Lebanese got poorer, politicians stowed wealth abroad

BEIRUT (AP) — A trove of leaked documents confirmed that for years, Lebanon’s politicians and bankers have stowed wealth in…
Beset by inflation, Iranians struggle with high food prices
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Beset by inflation, Iranians struggle with high food prices

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Mehdi Dolatyari watched with dread in recent months as once-affordable goods at his central Tehran supermarket…
Zimbabwe’s vaccine mandates squeeze some of world’s poorest
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Zimbabwe’s vaccine mandates squeeze some of world’s poorest

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — For months, Acholo Jani was told to get a COVID-19 vaccination because it might save his…
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