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North Korea sends top official to China amid strained relations with vital ally
Choe Ryong Hae, director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People's Army , center, and other delegates from North Korea pose before leaving Pyongyang Airport for China, May 22, 2013.
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National Public Radio
How Genomics Solved The Mystery Of Ireland's Great Famine
This illustration from 1846 shows a starving boy and girl raking the ground for potatoes during the Irish potato famine, which began in the 1840s.
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Uganda News Picks
Teso People Oppose Introduction Of Genetically Modified Foods
The local masses and a section of leaders in Teso have expressed their indifference to the introduction of genetically modified food, seeds and animal breeds in Teso; saying they will be a source of ill health to the local masses.
Tue May 21, 2013
Decoded: Irish Potato Famine Caused By Fungus-Like Pathogen
More than one million people died in the Irish Potato Famine of the mid-19th century, with another million migrating to America and elsewhere, making 40 percent of Irish-born people part of the diaspora by 1914.
Editorial: Now back to Pablo
THE May 2013 Global Food Security Update of the UN World Food Programme marked "parts of Mindanao in the Philippines" as among the areas in the world classified as under phase 4 emergency food security situations.
Mon May 20, 2013
Irish potato famine mystery solved
Scientists have used plant samples collected in the mid-19th Century to identify the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine.
Times of Oman
Yemen: The case for preventive security
Special to Times of Oman As representatives of governments from across the world gather in London for the international conference on Somalia, it is worth reminding ourselves that in dealing with civil conflicts and failed states, prevention is always better than cure.
Your questions to George Alagiah
The Organisation of African Unity - set up by the leaders of 32 African nations to give them a united voice - is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Using technology - and cooperation - to fight drought
People collect water at a well in Garissa, Kenya, on August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Ken Oloo/International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies/Handout When the governments of eastern Africa created the Intergovernmental Authority on Development more than 25 years ago, they hoped it would forge the cooperation needed to roll back the ... (more)
Sun May 19, 2013
Evansville Courier & Press
Community Comment: Avoiding pessimism among graduates' biggest challenges
By Mitch Daniels / Special to the Courier & Press Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is the president of Purdue University.
Sat May 18, 2013
Somaliland waits for worldwide recognition
The Horn of Africa has been ravaged by war and famine for decades, and now one of Somalia's regions, hopes to become an independent state.
There's no age limit on eating disorders
It was the lemon slice that did it. Biscuity layers of butter and condensed milk, swaddled in icing so sweet it could crack your teeth.
CropLife America Announces Its 4th Annual National Policy Conference
CROPLIFE AMERICA ANNOUNCES ITS 4TH ANNUAL NATIONAL POLICY CONFERENCE May 17, 2013 Source: CropLife America CropLife America's fourth annual National Policy Conference, "Throwing Caution to the Wind?" Charting the Course of Global Agricultural Policy, will feature interactive panel sessions and an array of international speakers who will address ... (more)
Fri May 17, 2013
Kelowna Capital News
Close Okanagan to control growth
By Judie Steeves - Kelowna Capital News Published: May 15, 2013 3:00 PM Updated: May 15, 2013 3:13 PM "Developers won't like it, but lots of people are fed up with increased density," notes renowned ecologist David Schindler, of the University of Alberta.
Picture of Ethiopian children
Lale Labuko co-founded Omo Child to stop the ritualistic killing of infants and children in the Omo River Valley of Ethiopia and provide safe shelter, care, and education for the children he rescues.
Thu May 16, 2013
Tampa Bay Newspapers
Teenagers fast to fight global hunger
A group of teens from Lutheran Church of the Palms recently sacrificed a weekend during Lent to participate in World Vision's 30-Hour Famine - an event where teenagers fast for 30 hours, learn about global hunger and raise funds to feed and care for hungry children in their community and around the world.
Alex Njeru: "Let Somalia Take Care Of Itself"
Asserts the Kenyan libertarian, about his country's troubled neighbor : "The Somali problem though requires a home-based solution and by home-based I mean a solution that births and comes from Somalia itself.
The UMCOR Hotline for May 15, 2013
As Somalia struggles to meet the daunting task of recovering from decades of raging civil strife and no effective government - not to mention the recurring blows of drought and famine - few challenges are greater than that of education.
Value of insects
Value of insects . MAY 16, 2013 06:27. . In 1990, malnutrition was rampant among children in Vietnam.
Wed May 15, 2013
Through the ages, they have faced frequent natural disasters, armed conflict, and political repression, and in the process they have suffered hunger, societal disruption and death.