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Page One: Headlines for 12/18/19

Air strikes and artillery fire killed dozens of civilians in Syria yesterday. (video: Al Jazeera/YouTube)

Air strikes, shelling kill civilians in Syria (BBC) Twenty-four civilians were killed by air strikes and artillery fire in the opposition-held Syrian province of Idlib on Tuesday, first responders say. Nine people, including three children, died when warplanes bombed the town of Talmenes, the White Helmets reported?

UN urges protection of migrants and their rights (Vatican News) Stressing that “all migrants are entitled to equal protection of all their human rights,” the United Nations Secretary-General is urging countries to realize the goals of a global agreement that promotes enhanced international cooperation on migration. António Guterres made the invitation in a video message for International Migrants Day, observed annually on 18 December?

Trump administration says Armenia massacre was not genocide (BBC) The Trump administration has said it does not consider the mass killings of Armenians in 1915 to be a genocide, contradicting a unanimous vote by the U.S. Senate. The historic vote last week incensed Turkey, which has always denied that the killings amounted to a genocide?

Partnership seeks to empower young Jordanians, Syrian refugees (The Jordan Times) The Novo Nordisk Foundation, the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), Generations For Peace, INJAZ, the Jordan River Foundation and Mercy Corps are joining hands in multi-stakeholder partnership to offer better opportunities to 25,000 young Syrian refugees and vulnerable young Jordanians, according to a DRC statement?

Caritas India helps cultivate a future for farmers (UCANews.com) Farmers in India have borne the brunt of climate change for the past decade, with cultivation of various crops witnessing a serious dip. The share of the farm sector in India’s GDP declined from 29 percent in 1990 to about 17 percent in 2016, although it remains a major source of employment. Anjan Beg, a spokesman for Caritas India, said the organization has been facilitating agricultural regeneration measures in 15 districts of seven northeastern states covering 200 villages since 2018?

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