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1 | Philippines Fleeing a Resurgent Conflict Clashes between the Philippine government and the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front have forced more than 130,000 people to flee their homes, creating an imminent refugee crisis. The conflict reignited after the Philippine Supreme Court delayed a peace agreement between the two sides.

2 | Mauritania Junta Seizes Control Other nations reacted swiftly following an Aug. 6 military coup that toppled the democratically elected leadership of this impoverished West African state. Both France and the U.S. vowed to eliminate nonhumanitarian aid, while the African Union suspended Mauritania's membership until a constitutional government is restored.

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