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Governments are finding new ways to limit press freedom, reports show

The state of press freedom is getting worse, say two organizations that advocate for journalists, regardless of whether journalists are working in repressive regimes or democratic countries. Governments around the world are finding new ways to censor and suppress journalism, the Committee to Protect Journalists warns in a report that echoes finding earlier issued by Reporters Without Borders.

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Nepal’s long road to recovery 2 years after the earthquake

On April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 people and leaving 3.5 million without homes. Now two years later, after an impressive immediate response and declarations by the government to “build back better,” development workers are saying the recovery process has stalled, especially in rural areas.

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South Sudan: Conflict brings famine as communities are left behind

The famine in South Sudan, unlike those created by drought in other parts of East Africa, is man-made. Anywhere from 100,000 to nearly 300,000 people in the region are believed to be facing starvation due to an ongoing civil war. The conflict has forced them to flee their communities, leaving behind crops or livestock, to hide in areas lacking food, and sometimes even water.

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War-torn Colombia needs to reintegrate world’s highest rate of displaced citizens

According to the latest statistics from the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Colombia has the most internally displaced persons (IDP) in the world, with more than 6 million individuals — more than 13 percent of the national population — registered as of last year. As Colombia begins the implementation of its newly achieved peace deal, many experts have highlighted the urgent need to reintegrate millions of the country’s displaced people and refugees.

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U.N. re-ups historic famine warning as funding stagnates

The U.N. again warned that as many as 20 million people are at risk of famine in Nigeria, Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia. Warnings in February were not enough to raise the money needed to prevent a global hunger crisis. So, new attempts are being made to convince donor countries to do more.

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Asia continues to develop quickly, but especially clean, happy Bhutan

Developing Asia is the “single largest contributor to global growth,” according to a new report, and the Kingdom of Bhutan is the fastest growing economy of them all, built on the backbone of a large hydropower sector. But rather than measuring development by gross domestic product (GDP), Bhutan prefers to assess its “gross national happiness.”

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