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3 hrs ago | Project Syndicate

Good Crop, Bad Crop

Kenya's ban on imports of genetically modified crops reflects a troubling trend in a country traditionally seen as an agricultural innovator.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Natural Disasters, Opinion

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This Is The Craziest, Most Acrobatic Motorcycle Accident You'll Ever See

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

George W. Bush Just Took The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge And It's Pretty Hilarious

9 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Ethiopia: Land Grab and the False Promise of Food Security

One can only speculate why the secretive government of Ethiopia is giving away the country's fertile land to foreign agribusinesses.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Natural Disasters

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Sunday Herald

Inside Track: The criteria necessary to constitute a famine

For those unfamiliar with its significance, it's a day designated to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe and the dangers faced by those aid workers who try to help others.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Africa, South Sudan, World News, Opinion

BBC News

How would 'Yes' vote affect Northern Ireland?

Scotland and Northern Ireland have a long history of cultural ties and economic links.


Related Topix: Sinn Fein, Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Down County, Northern Ireland, Natural Disasters, Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland, Belfast County, Northern Ireland, Antrim County, Northern Ireland

In-depth Africa

The Real "Dirty Wars" in the Horn of Africa

By Thomas Mountain, WHEN award winning journalist Jeremy Scahill landed at Mogadishu's International Airport in the summer of 2011 Somalia was in the midst of its worst drought and famine in 60 years.


Related Topix: Journalism, Somalia, World News, Africa, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought


World Humanitarian Day

We pay tribute today to the world's humanitarians those unsung heroes who, despite the risks, work to save lives on the front lines of conflict and help victims of natural disasters pick up the pieces and rebuild their communities.


Related Topix: Africa, South Sudan, World News, Natural Disasters

New York Daily News

Ebola death toll tops 1,200 in West Africa

Liberia has recorded the most new fatalities of the virus, which has a death rate of as much as 90%.


Related Topix: Liberia, Africa, World News, Natural Disasters


Providing Humanitarian Assistance During Unprecedented Times

Today is World Humanitarian Day, a day to commemorate the fallen relief workers who died in the 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad, as well as the thousands of others who have given their lives to help those in need.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Africa, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Natural Disasters

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Insight News

Somalia President Mohamud visit draws protest

Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has been battling mounting political and social challenges in a country engulfed by decades of war, anarchy, and famine.


Related Topix: Somalia, World News, Africa, Natural Disasters, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, St. Cloud, MN

Campus Bread

Hunger in the News: Military Families and Hunger, MDG Momentum, Famine

" More Military Families Are Relying On Food Banks And Pantries ," by Pam Fessler, NPR Morning Edition .


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Life, Food, Nutrition, Agriculture, Science

Mail & Guardian

People of South Sudan need a chance to grow their peace

The populace have to be involved in constructing a transitional government, but they are caught in a crossfire, and they are starving.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, South Sudan, Natural Disasters

Grist Magazine

Is producing more food to feed the world beside the point?

Imagine you are a small farmer in a poor country, growing corn and a small mix of other crops to support your family.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Kenya: Hunger Kills Nine in Samburu County

Pamela Marumbe A mother of four children and a widow in Turkana Central Ngare mare location and her young child also experienced starvaion due to the on going drought in the northern part of Kenya Photo/Enos Teche Pangs of hunger in Samburu county has left scores dead and several others in critical condition following the ongoing drought in the ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Kenya, Africa, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought


Why nations fail : the origins of power, prosperity, and poverty

Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? Is it culture, the weather, geography, or perhaps ignorance of the right policies? Simply, no.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Everything OK? In Israel, no.

One core manifestation of modern Western civilization - of both its greatness and its naivete - can be found in the popular greeting, "Hi.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Natural Disasters, Terrorism, Opinion

Christian Science Monitor

A filmmaker peers into the dark past of China's Great Famine

For filmmaker Hu Jie, telling the truth about China 's Great Famine is a sacred duty, however much it flies in the face of government censorship and public indifference.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, World News, China, Asia, Agriculture, Science

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

What Others Say: Stop aid to South Sudan

The recent announcement of $180 million in food aid to South Sudan, accompanied by a strong statement of impatience from Secretary of State John Kerry, should be the final warning to warring elements there to make peace.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Natural Disasters, Opinion

Seattle Times

‘Urinetown’ an unsteady stream of humor

By Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis. Through Sunday, Aug. 24, a coproduction of Balagan Seattle Musical Theatre, 7120 62nd Ave. N.E., Seattle; $35 .


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Arts, Theater, Musical Theater

The Logan County Herald

Children of Pokot Educational Fund meeting September 7

Registration begins at 4:30 PM. The complimentary dinner will begin at 5:00 PM. Jewelry and crafts made by Pokot women and men will be for sale.


Related Topix: McLean, IL, Natural Disasters

ABC News

Blending business with benefits

Instead, they're people who've figured out a way to blend a good cause with a good business idea.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Natural Disasters