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110 Million People Forcibly Displaced as Sudan, Ukraine Wars Add to World Refugee Crisis, UN Says

By Renata Brito | Associated Press (free)

Some 110 million people have had to flee their homes because of conflict, persecution, or human rights violations, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees says. The war in Sudan, which has displaced nearly 2 million people since April, is but the latest in a long list of crises that has led to the record-breaking figure.

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Belarus Starts Taking Delivery of Russian Nuclear Weapons

By Lidia Kelly and Andrew Osborn | Reuters (registration required)

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has said his country has started taking delivery of Russian tactical nuclear weapons, some of which he said were three times more powerful than the atomic bombs the US dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

More from WPR: With or Without Troops, Belarus Is Already Part of the War in Ukraine

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