UN calls for rescue of Rohingya boat stranded at sea
23 February 2021 | 6:58 am
Many of the passengers on board are suffering extreme dehydration, and some have already died. The UNHCR has called on governments to immediately rescue the refugees, who have been at sea for more than a week.
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Miss Waldron's red colobus monkeys were thought extinct. But researchers think they may have heard some of them in a forest in Ivory Coast. Now locals need to be convinced to help find and save these endangered primates.
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Germany's top court is reviewing the case of an accomplice to the neo-Nazi NSU terror cell. Prosecutors are hoping to increase his sentence from 2.5 to 12 years.
A migrant shares the challenge of crossing into Greece, and Americans post their resignations on TikTok
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