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UN calls for funds for Yemen to deal with widespread flooding

The UN said the Yemen humanitarian plan is only 21% funded to date, urging donors to pay all outstanding pledges and to consider increasing their support.

August 12, 2020

NZ delays election process as it plunges back into lockdown

Australia's Melbourne shifted to Stage 4 restrictions, including a nighttime curfew, as Victoria state saw a record of 21 virus deaths and 410 new infections.

August 12, 2020

Iran nuclear deal at risk as UN prepares for arms embargo vote

Diplomats said the move was bound to fail as Russia and China have not agreed on the US proposal to extend an arms embargo on Iran.

August 11, 2020

Death toll from Beirut explosions rises to 171

Lebanon's caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hassan said the death toll from Beirut's explosions has reached 171 while up to 40 remained missing.

August 11, 2020