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World hunger worsening as coronavirus weighs and obesity rises – U.N.

Nearly 690 million people or 8.9% of people around the globe are hungry

Nearly 690 million people or 8.9% of people around the globe are hungry

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World hunger worsening as coronavirus weighs and obesity rises – U.N.

Since the start of July, nearly 2.5 million new infections have been detected across the ...

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Latin America virus deaths pass U.S. as Spain lockdown blocked

Save the Children says the economic fallout of the crisis could force an extra 90 to 117 ...

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10 million kids 'may never return to school' after coronavirus

Saturday's vote will be on a new draft text submitted by Germany and Belgium, which would ...

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U.N. to vote on reduced extension of cross-border aid to Syria

The World Health Organization urges countries grappling with coronavirus to step up ...

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WHO urges aggressive virus measures as flare-ups spark new closures

The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response will be headed by former New ...

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WHO launches pandemic response probe

'This won't protect American lives or interests – it leaves Americans sick and America ...

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Ignoring outrage, Trump makes good on WHO pullout

'At the moment, we are not considering it high-risk but we're watching it, monitoring it ...

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WHO monitoring China bubonic plague situation

Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary ...

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U.S. killing of Iran's top general 'unlawful' – U.N. expert

Around 1.7 million people were infected last year, and there are now close to 40 million ...

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COVID-19 imperils progress vs AIDS, UN warns