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In the Philippines, a bun revives myths and misery of a bygone era | Philippines

It’s not just the family of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr returning to the Philippines. A fortified bread known as nutribun, and the controversy surrounding it, has also resurfaced. This month, a snack version – previously given to students to deal with hunger during the Marcos Sr regime – was found to be distributed …

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Russian forces double their attacks in Kharkov as Ukrainian aid reaches Sievierodonetsk

Russian forces continue rocket attacks on Ukraine’s second largest city, Kharkiv, and the surrounding countryside, killing at least 20 people in a bid to force Kyiv to withdraw resources from the main battlefield to protect civilians from attack. . Basic points: Russian forces resume efforts to target northeastern city of Kharkiv, killing dozens in bombings …

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At the memorial to the genocide, the deeply moved Prince Charles embarks on a controversial visit to Rwanda

Jennifer Robinson, the international human rights lawyer at Doughty Street Chambers in London, said Rwanda’s dubious history made it both unfit to host the summit and inadvertently accept unwanted asylum seekers. “Any country involved in enforced disappearances on such a systematic and far-reaching scale as the Rwandan government, and the failure of the rule of …

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Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders call for help after two decades of deadly earthquake

Humanitarian organizations rushed to the aid of eastern Afghanistan after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook the country early Wednesday, killing more than 1,000 people. Basic points: Top Taliban leader urges international community “not to spare effort” It was the worst earthquake in Afghanistan in two decades, with fears that the death toll could rise The …

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Ukrainian photographer and friend “executed in cold blood” – report | Ukraine

Ukrainian photographer Maksim Levin was “cold-bloodedly executed” along with his friend Oleksiy Chernyshov by Russian forces north of Kiev on March 13, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reported in a 16-page report Wednesday. “The evidence against the Russian forces is overwhelming,” the group said in a statement on its website. Reuters could not independently verify the …

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