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Fighting from CAR Spills Over to Cameroon

Armed men dressed as soldiers from the Central African Republic have attacked military installations and markets in east Cameroon. “The government of Cameroon says seven people were killed in the attack and a few arrests were made. Uneasy calm reigns in the eastern Cameroon border village called Biti. Residents say a group of armed men crossed over from the Central African Republic and attacked military installations in the early hours of Saturday.” (VOA http://bit.ly/1bJND14)

Report: Economic Damage from Extreme Weather Sharply on the Rise

Global economic losses caused by extreme weather events have risen to nearly $200 billion a year over the last decade and will only get worse. “‘Economic losses are rising – from $50 billion each year in the 1980s to just under $200 billion each year in the last decade and about three quarters of those losses are a result of extreme weather,’ said Rachel Kyte, World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development…Reinsurance company Munich Re has estimated total reported losses from disasters were $3.8 trillion from 1980 to 2012, attributing 74 percent of those to extreme weather.” (Reuters http://yhoo.it/18Jy1Xh)

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