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As Tajik men seek work abroad, women are left to pick up the slack

Tajikistan will host this year’s ‘Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia’ from June 15-16th. But there’s something world leaders traveling to the capital may not notice; a large number of the country’s men are missing – forced by unemployment to go abroad to find work.

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New study finds nearly 600 plant species have vanished

Alarm is growing in the scientific community following a new study that finds nearly 600 plant species have been wiped out in the last 250 years. That’s more than twice the number of other species like birds, mammals and amphibians combined that have gone extinct during the same period.

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Mexico’s president celebrates avoiding US trade war

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador praised his government’s negotiating efforts at a rally on Saturday. He said his country has avoided a full-on economic crisis by convincing the Trump administration not to impose tariffs on Mexican products.

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New members could shift balance on UN Security Council

Some new faces on the next U.N. Security Council. Estonia and the Caribbean island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines have won their first seats. Niger, Tunisia and Vietnam also won two-year terms. The new members could bring a shift in alliances on the […]

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UN issues warning over air pollution

The struggle continues in the face of rising energy demand and a growing global population, but the hope is that with big polluting countries like China taking a lead in providing solutions, the rest of the world will follow suit.

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Mexican delegation in US for talks over Trump tariff threat

The U.S. president has been frustrated with the lack of success he’s had in tackling illegal migration. A key campaign pledge to build a wall along the southern border and have Mexico pay for it has failed- and draconian immigration policies have led to a spike in detained immigrants including children held for long periods of time.

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