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Israel has 80 to 100 warheads, "more powerful than what was used in Hiroshima," says nuclear expert; research finds even a limited nuclear war would lead to world's temperature dropping, result in widespread famine.
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Experts have warned of worst-case scenarios including social unrest, rioting, pirates targeting sea convoys that bring us supplies and, in the most extreme examples, military conflict in the region as the world heads toward an agricultural crisis.
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An analysis of fecal material recovered from a latrine in a medieval crusader castle shows that its occupants may have carried heavy loads of parasites , including whipworms and giant roundworms.
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Cyprus, the Mediterranean island nation just south of Turkey, took centuries to gain its independence.
That stinging indictment of our international food aid programs was made by Andrew Natsios, former head of the U.S. Agency for International Development , who went on to point out that "people can't eat shipping costs."
This preview highlights the main points of the Nigeria chapter from " Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons from Democratic Transitions ," a publication of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative.
We're not sure how it happened - yeast in the water, maybe? - but the past year or so's batch of from-scratch bakeshops seemingly doubled the local baking-and-pastry scene in size.
When starvation looms, speed is critical. But while the U.S. provides more emergency food aid than any other country, speed is not what it does best.
Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.
By Geoffrey Mutegeki Kyenjojo and Kabarole districts in western Uganda have also borne the blunt of the drought that has affected most parts of the country.
Every 15 seconds a child dies of hunger, says a campaign by charities urging G8 leaders to pledge more aid for the world's poorest families - or every 10 seconds, according to the latest version of the slogan.
For years, North Korea has been crushed by a communist command economy, producing little besides mass starvation.
Bokora county MP Achia Terence Naco has appealed to both government and development partners to send adequate funding and rescue the lives of people in Karamoja.
US policymakers love discussing it, but the debate on food aid reform is getting tedious.
THE starving to death of more than seven million Ukrainian people in the 1930s should be recognised as genocide by the Government, a Derbyshire MP has told the House of Commons.
With flood ravaging virtually every nation on earth where there has been record rainfall, it is important to issue a reminder to Governments and the people of this country that the devastation this year is likely to be worse than what we suffered last year.