WEEKLY NEWS ROUNDUP: Aid From Unlikely and Unconventional Sources

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WEEKLY NEWS ROUNDUP: Aid From Unlikely and Unconventional Sources

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Israeli Aid Gives an Unexpected ‘Glimmer of Hope’ for Syrians
New York Times
Quietly, over the last year, hundreds of sick Syrian children and their chaperones have been whisked across enemy lines at dawn for treatment at clinics in Israel.

Syrian refugee uses ballet to convey message of peace
Al Jazeera
Ahmed Joudeh fled Syria and is now training as a ballet dancer in Amsterdam. He now dances for peace in Paris.


Kenya's boat doctors provide treatment to coastal communities
Al Jazeera
In small coastal communities in Kenya, doctors and dentists are reaching those in need in a more traditional way.


How Did The Afghan All-Girl Team Do At The Robotics Competition?
The first international robotics competition for high schoolers made headlines before it even started — and after the event was over as well.

New agreement will allow US rice exports to China
China has agreed to allow imports of rice from the US for the first time.

UK property transactions fall for third month in a row
The number of homes being bought and sold has fallen for the third month in a row, according to government figures.

UK government borrowing rises in June
Government borrowing increased last month after the state was forced to pay higher interest on its debt.


A Cheap Fix for Climate Change? Pay People Not to Chop Down Trees
New York Times
A male chimpanzee hooting in the wild forests of western Uganda. Deforestation in the country is occurring at some of the fastest rates on Earth, shrinking the habitat of this endangered species.

Plans for coal-fired power in Asia are 'disaster for planet' warns World Bank
The Guardian
Experts have offered stark warnings that proposed power plants in India, China, Vietnam and Indonesia would blow Paris climate deal if they move ahead.


S. Korea urges N. Korea to accept military talks offer
Al Jazeera
North Korea has not replied to calls for talks and separate offers to negotiate the reunification of divided families.

Venezuela crisis: Deadly clashes as millions join strike
Millions of Venezuelans have joined a general strike called by the opposition as pressure mounts on President Nicolás Maduro to cancel elections for a new constituent assembly.



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