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Kathmandu. - Nach dem schweren Erdbeben nahe der nepalesischen Hauptstadt Kathmandu bereiten sich Nothilfe-Organisationen in Deutschland auf den Hilfeeinsatz vor. Nach Angaben der nepalesischen Polizei vom Samstagabend sind mindestens 1.130 Menschen in Nepal ums Leben gekommen. Auch in Indien starben mindestens 36 Menschen, im chinesischen Teil Tibets zwölf und in Bangladesch vier. Die Hilfswerke rufen zu Spenden auf.

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Rome. - Strong winds, heavy rains and floods resulting from Tropical Cyclone Pam have caused extensive damage to agriculture throughout Vanuatu, including the main food and export crops, livestock, and fisheries infrastructure, FAO said on Friday.

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Manila. - The number of people displaced by armed conflict in Maguindanao province has reached more than 123,000 as government forces continue their combat operations, records from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) government showed on Wednesday. According to the Filipino newspaper Inter Aksyon, life hasn’t been the same since Jan. 25, 2015, the day 44 commandos of the Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police, 18 combatants of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, and five civilians died in the Mamasapano encounter.

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Hannover. - Aktivisten von Amnesty International wollen am Sonntag (15. März) vor dem Messegebäude der Computermesse Cebit die Freilassung gewaltloser politischer Gefangener in China fordern. Regierungskritiker und Menschenrechtler würden im diesjährigen Partnerland der Cebit regelmäßig drangsaliert, verhaftet und inhaftiert, kritisierte Amnesty am Dienstag in einer Medienmitteilung.

nazdeek logo New Delhi. - The Indian human rights organisation Nazdeek expressed its outrage at the agreement between Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha (ACMS) and Consultative Committee for the Plantations’ Association (CCPA), which was settled on Wednesday. It leads to increasing the wage of tea garden workers in Assam, from 94 Rs/day to a "grossly inadequate" 115 Rs/day. The agreement further confirms that the wage will not rise above 137 Rs/day before January 1st 2018, which is far behind the legal minimum wage. Nazdeek works on labour rights for the tea garden workers in the north-eastern state of Assam.

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