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In Haiti, the proposed recount of the first-round votes has been rejected by two of the three main candidates in the disputed presidential election.

Opposition supporters held days of street protests before the recount was announced. (more…)

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Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, fears a cholera outbreak will spread rapidly among hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors who are sheltered in camps in the capital. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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A leading UK charity said that children as young as six are being sexually abused by peacekeepers and aid workers.

In post-conflict areas, children are being abused by the very people drafted into such zones to hep look after them, says Save the Children. (more…)

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The IMF called for strong action on food prices and on the international financial crises, during a meeting in Washington.

After the recent riots in a number of coutries, like Haiti, the Philippines and Egypt, Dominique Strauss-Kahn (photo), the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that hundreds of thousands of people will face starvation if foods prices keep rising. He added that the continuing food price inflation could cause conflict. (more…)

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