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US, China urged to help solve Sudan conflict


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 2 (IANS) A coalition of Arab and African civil society organisations have urged China and the US to help solve the conflict between Sudan and South Sudan. The ... Read more...

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Drought reduces Mexico’s agricultural production


February 14th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 14 (IANS/EFE) The severe drought affecting 22 of Mexico's 32 states has caused a 40 percent drop in agricultural production, opening the way for food shortages over ... Read more...

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Climate change precipitates food shortages, unrest


February 2nd, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 2 (IANS) Long-term climate change has often destabilized civilizations through food shortages, hunger, infectious disease and unrest, a study reveals.Historical records foreshadow a grim picture for a future ... Read more...

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Mexico sends aid to northern communities suffering from hunger


January 19th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- The Mexican government on Tuesday began sending emergency aid to the northern state of Chihuahua where the Tarahumara communities are suffering from severe food shortages, officials said ... Read more...

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Pakistan can help North Korea chart a new course: Daily


December 21st, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Pakistan can help nuclear-armed North Korea chart a new course following the death of its top leader Kim Jong-il, a leading daily said Wednesday, adding: "Pakistan's ... Read more...

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India, Brazil, South Africa seek way out of economic crisis


October 18th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Oct 18 (IANS) India, Brazil and South Africa Tuesday sought credible action from Western countries for a way out of the sovereign debt crisis in Europe and the ... Read more...

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Rising food prices pose global threat: World Bank president


April 17th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 17 (ANI): World Bank president Robert Zoellick has warned that rising food prices have pushed the world's poor countries to "one shock away from a full-blown crisis."He said skyrocketing food ... Read more...

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Pak officials counter UN criticism of high food prices in flood-hit country


March 25th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 25(ANI): Responding to criticism from the United Nations over exorbitantly high food prices in Pakistan, Food Ministry officials have said that lowering wheat prices would create food shortages in Pakistan ... Read more...

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‘Control center’ for sperm production discovered


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 03 (ANI): A new study into the intricacies of sex in flowering plants have shown that a gene in plants, called DUO1, acts as a master switch to ensure twin ... Read more...

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Soaring food prices to precipitate global hunger, riots


January 25th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Soaring food prices over the next few decades will push millions of people into hunger worldwide, thanks to famine, mass migrations and riots, experts warn.The report by Foresight, ... Read more...

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Dieting in pregnancy can lower baby’s IQ


January 18th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Women may be risking a low intelligence quotient (IQ) for their unborn babies by dieting during pregnancy, a new research indicates.Cutting back on vital nutrients and calories in ... Read more...

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North Korea soldiers chase defectors into China to kill


January 12th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) In a rare cross-border pursuit, North Korean troops chased their seven defectors into China and shot five of them dead, the Daily Mail reported here.According to South Korean ... Read more...

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Five North Korean defectors ’shot dead’


January 12th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Shanghai, Jan.12 (ANI): Five North Koreans trying to escape from the rogue state have reportedly been shot dead while trying to cross into China. The Telegraph quoted a local newspaper report as ... Read more...

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Eight million kids go hungry in Pakistan


December 16th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Dec 16 (IANS) Eight million children in Pakistan are facing food shortages and 23 million kids are deprived of basic education, an official said here.An adviser to the Sindh chief minister, ... Read more...

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World’s fertilizer giant faces takeover bid, Canada worried


November 1st, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 1 (IANS) The hostile takeover bid by the British-Australian BHP Billiton Ltd for the world's biggest fertilizer company - Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PCS) - here has triggered ... Read more...

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Imran Khan, MKRF raise over 1 lakh pounds for Pak flood victims


October 13th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): Imran Khan Flood Relief (IKFR), UK, held a very successful charity dinner in East London in conjunction with a TV channel and Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman Foundation (MKRF), raising funds ... Read more...

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Brains of World War II Dutch famine babies ‘aging faster’


September 14th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 14 (ANI): Researchers have found that those who were developing in the womb during the severe World War II food shortages were in a worse condition than others of similar ... Read more...

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Irrigation may offset climate change effects in some regions: Study


September 8th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): Expanded irrigation might mitigate the effects of climate change in some areas, a new study has revealed.But some major groundwater aquifers, a source of irrigation water, are projected ... Read more...

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Mass murderer Mao killed 45 million Chinese during ‘Great Leap Forward’


September 3rd, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.3 (ANI): China's communist ruler Mao Tse Tung killed 45 million of his people between 1958 and 1961 during what was dubbed as the world's biggest man-made famine.According to a historian, ... Read more...

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Flooding spreads to south Pakistan, hundreds of thousands evacuating villages


August 24th, 2010 - 12:53 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of thousands of people are evacuating their inundated villages, as the massive floods in Pakistan spread to the southern province of Sindh, the United Nations (UN) ... Read more...

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Pak deluge to have lasting effect on battered country


August 17th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug.17 (ANI): The devastating deluge in Pakistan has not only inundated acres of land and left millions homeless, but it has also added to the complexities facing the troubled country.With ... Read more...

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UN warns 3.5 million children at water-borne disease risk in flood-hit Pakistan


August 17th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.17 (ANI): As millions of people struggle to wade through country's worst floods in the last 80 years, the United Nations (UN) has warned that nearly 3.5 million children in Pakistan ... Read more...

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Pakistan floods affect more people than 2004 tsunami: UN


August 9th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 9 (DPA) A UN official said Monday that the Pakistani floods have affected more people than the Indian Ocean tsunami did in 2004. "In terms of people affected, this flood is ... Read more...

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Choppers grounded as Pakistani flood victims face food shortages


August 9th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 9 (DPA) Efforts to airlift aid to flood victims in northwestern Pakistan had to be halted due to bad weather Monday as tens of thousands of refugees faced food ... Read more...

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Shrinking Glaciers Might Lead To Severe Food And Water Shortage


June 13th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dubai, June 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dutch scientists have concluded that a total number of 60 million people who dwell around the Himalayan belt shall witness severe food shortages in the ... Read more...

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Korean Official Executed For Ruining Nation’s Economy


March 19th, 2010 - 3:17 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In an un-official announcement which was released this morning, the world learned the fate of the North Korean Official, Pak Nam-gi. He was reportedly dragged in front of ... Read more...

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North Korean official executed for failed currency reform


March 19th, 2010 - 2:26 am ICT by BNO News
By Michael van Poppel Seoul, Mar 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- A North Korean official was executed last week for the country's failed currency reform that further devastated its national economy, which is already ... Read more...

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North Korea executes official over currency reform


March 18th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea has executed a former top finance official over the country's failed currency reform, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said Thursday. North Korea redenominated its national currency, ... Read more...

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North Korean Supreme Leader’s secret four billion dollar ‘emergency fund’ revealed


March 15th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Pyongyang (North Korea), Mar 15(ANI): The Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-il, reportedly has a four billion dollar 'emergency fund' hidden in European banks' secret accounts to utilize if he has ... Read more...

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One-ninth of Nepal faces starvation, UN warns


March 10th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 10 (IANS) One-ninth of Nepal's nearly 27 million population face starvation, the UN warned Wednesday. Nearly half of Nepal's 75 districts, mainly in the west and mountain regions, are ... Read more...

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Italian TV chef ‘roasted’ for praising joy of eating cats


February 17th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): A television chef has come under fire in Italy for suggesting that people should eat "tender, white cat meat".Beppe Bigazzi, 77, a food expert on La Prova del ... Read more...

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United Nations and NGOs appeal for aid in Niger


February 11th, 2010 - 5:47 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations and its non-governmental organization partners on Wednesday underscored the need for aid in Niger, citing severe food shortages.With 7.8 million people in Niger – or ... Read more...

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Top UN official to meet with North Korean officials


February 9th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – A top United Nations political official will arrive in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) tomorrow for talks with senior Government officials, a spokesman for the ... Read more...

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Ocean acidification could leave one billion hungry, says UK’s Environment Secretary


December 15th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 15 (ANI): Hilary Benn, Environment Secretary, UK Government, has warned at the ongoing Copenhagen climate conference that more than one billion people could suffer food shortages because of ocean acidification, ... Read more...

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Drought threatens 23 million in East Africa: Oxfam


September 29th, 2009 - 8:20 am ICT by IANS
London/Nairobi, Sep 29 (DPA) Oxfam Great Britain Tuesday warned that 23 million people were facing severe hunger due to climate change-exacerbated drought in East Africa. "This is the worst humanitarian crisis Oxfam has ... Read more...

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