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Stormy weather

Here is the weather forecast: mega-droughts and deadly heatwaves. A year’s rainfall in a month. Coastal cities under water. Destruction of ocean life. Invasive pests.
from WMO on Sep 2, 2014.
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Lesotho leaders 'to take steps' to re-open parliament

Lesotho’s leaders have agreed to “take steps” to reopen Parliament, following an attempted military coup over the weekend.
from Mail&Guardian on Sep 2, 2014.

Activist braced for Thai defamation trial amid cover-up claims

A British labour rights activist will face a Thai court on Tuesday on charges that human rights groups say are a cover-up of "systematic violations" of labour laws in the [...]
from The Guardian on Sep 2, 2014.

Thailand accused of detaining immigrant children

Thailand holds thousands of migrant children in detention each year, causing them physical and emotional harm, says a new report.
from Human Rights Watch on Sep 2, 2014.

Another appeal for release of UN peacekeepers

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has again called for the release of 44 Fijian peacekeepers seized in the Golan.
from UN on Sep 2, 2014.
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Fishing for justice in Brazil

Lydia James talks to Brazilian fisher and human rights defender Alexandre Anderson de Souza.
from New Internationalist on Sep 2, 2014.

Rising migration is a myth

Despite a widespread belief that globalisation has boosted long-distance migration, a study in 'Science' reports stable international migration since the 1990s.
from SciDev.Net on Sep 1, 2014.
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Eight things you probably didn't know about Lesotho

Lesotho has one of the highest HIV rates in the world, a life expectancy of 48 and a sky-high poverty rate - and sparks of brilliance and quirkiness that make it stand out:
from Mail&Guardian on Sep 2, 2014.
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