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Tunisia anti-litter activist takes up 300-km, 30-beach challenge

Tunisia anti-litter activist takes up 300-km, 30-beach challenge

Bin bags at the ready, "long-distance activist" Mohamed Oussama Houij moves methodically along a beach in Tunisia's Mediterranean town of Nabeul, scooping up all kinds of trash as he goes along. The 27-year-old sanitary engineer set out in July to walk a 300-kilometre (185-mile) stretch...

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Spain and Germany seek EU aid for Morocco over migrants

Spain and Germany seek EU aid for Morocco over migrants

The leaders of Spain and Germany agreed Saturday to push for greater EU help for countries such as Morocco, a major point of departure for migrants and refugees trying to reach Europe. "Fourteen kilometres separate the coast of Spain - and therefore Europe - from those of North Africa...

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Libya's sovereign wealth fund to move offices after abductions, threats

Libya's sovereign wealth fund to move offices after abductions, threats

Libya's sovereign wealth fund has decided to move from its main office in Tripoli due to security breaches after a number of staff were threatened or abducted, it said in statement on Wednesday. The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA), which holds about $66 billion-worth of mostly frozen...

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UN says Libya recovered some 100 bodies of migrants in 2018

UN says Libya recovered some 100 bodies of migrants in 2018

The United Nations refugee agency says Libya's coast guard has recovered some 100 bodies of Europe-bound migrants off its coast in 2018. A statement from UNHCR late Sunday also said that as of July 31, the Libyan coast guard had also intercepted or rescued 12,633 migrants near its...

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