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Searchers in Indonesia have rescued a 6-year-old boy who was trapped for two days under the rubble of his house, which collapsed in an earthquake that killed at least 271 people. Heavy monsoon rains lashed survivors in makeshift shelters and forced a suspension of rescue efforts. The death toll was likely to rise with many people still missing, some remote devastated areas still unreachable, and more than 2,000 people injured in Monday’s 5.6 magnitude quake. Hospitals near the epicenter on densely populated Java island were already overwhelmed. More than 12,000 army personnel were deployed Wednesday to bolster search efforts.

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For conflict-ravaged nations, climate change is an added disaster. In many Middle Eastern and African nations, climatic shocks killed hundreds and displaced thousands every year, causing worsening food shortages. With limited resources, they also are among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable to climate change impacts. But they have no or little access to climate financing. The United Nations’ climate conference, which wrapped up Sunday in Egypt, established a fund to help poor countries hit hard by climate change. But conflict-hit countries are unlikely to receive funds because they lack stable governments.

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Russia says it will immediately suspend a U.N.-brokered grain export deal that has seen more than 9 million tons of grain exported from Ukraine and brought down global food prices. The Russian Defense Ministry cited an alleged Ukrainian drone attack Saturday against Russia’s Black Sea Fleet ships moored off occupied Crimea as the reason for the move. Ukraine has denied the attack and said the Russians just mishandled their own weapons. The Russian declaration came one day after U.N. chief Antonio Guterres urged Russia and Ukraine to renew the grain deal. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called the Russian move “predictable,” saying Russian delays have already backed up 176 grain ships at sea. Another Ukrainian official said Russia was starting a new world “hunger games.”

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Rwandan orphans and runaways queue to receive a meagre ration of food, Friday, August 26, 1994, at the camp for former Rwandan Government sold…

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A Rwandan child cries by his mother who is suffering from cholera at the doctors without borders, makeshift hospital at the Kibumba refugee ca…

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Major Mario of the Zapatista Army for National Liberation (EZLN) holds his weapon at an abandoned ranch in the Lacandon jungle in Mexico's sou…