Almost a quarter of Lesotho’s population will require food aid between January and March as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned.
Landlocked Lesotho faces food crisis amid border closures
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador urged the US to make major reforms to its immigration policy as thousands of migrants were blocked by police in neighboring Guatemala.
Mexico presses US to reform immigration policies
Chinese rescuers drilled several fresh holes on Tuesday to reach at least 12 gold miners trapped underground for nine days, as dwindling food supplies and rising waters threatened their survival.
China rescuers drill new 'lifelines' to trapped gold miners
The World Health Organization (WHO) chief lambasted drugmakers' profits and vaccine inequalities, saying it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in wealthy countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people or health care workers in poorer countries and charging that most vaccine makers have targeted locations where “profits are highest.”
WHO chief lambasts COVID vaccine profits, demands elderly go first
Rescuers in China retrieved a note from a group of miners trapped underground following a blast a week ago, saying 12 of the workers are still alive, state media reported on Monday.
Trapped China miners send note to rescue teams
From “emaciated” refugees to crops burned on the brink of harvest, starvation threatens the survivors of more than two months of fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.
'Extreme urgent need': Starvation haunts Ethiopia's Tigray
Suicide rates in Japan have jumped in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly among women and children, even though they fell in the first wave when the government offered generous handouts to people, a survey found.
Japan's suicides jump 16% in COVID second wave after falling in first: Study
The US Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer excoriated the Trump administration for carrying out its 13th and final federal execution days before the president leaves office.
'This is not justice': Supreme Court liberals slam Trump's federal executions
Vaccines from the West, Russia or China? Or none at all? That dilemma faces nations in southeastern Europe, where coronavirus vaccination campaigns are off to a slow start – overshadowed by heated political debates and conspiracy theories.
Vaccine skepticism hurts East European anti-virus efforts
In southern Madagascar, “famine-like conditions” have doubled the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance compared with last year, to more than 1.3 million.
Humanitarian crisis looms in Madagascar amid drought, pandemic

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