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“Serious Concern” in Somalia as 5 Mln Go Hungry, U.N. Says

By Katy Migiro NAIROBI, Sept 20 – The number of Somalis who do not have enough to eat has risen to five million, or more than four out of ten people, due to poor rains, the United Nations said on Tuesday, with children at the greatest risk of ill-health and death. The figure has increased

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Fighters and Residents Leave Besieged Damascus Suburb Daraya

DAMASCUS, Aug 28 – Fighters in the Damascus suburb of Daraya began to leave with their families and other residents under an evacuation deal on Friday, effectively surrendering the town to the government after a grueling four-year siege. A Reuters witness saw six buses leaving the town. Footage on state television showed buses driving past

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Famine Threatens Half of Yemen: WFP

By Abdulrahman al-Ansi SANAA, March 23 – Nearly half of Yemen’s 22 provinces on the verge of famine as result of the war there and more than 13 million people need food aid, the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) says. Aid groups have blamed curbs imposed by the Saudi-led coalition on access to Houthi-controlled ports

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Grain Elevator

Scientists are genetically modifying rice to withstand the ravages of climate change BY Oscar Lopez “I’ve never had so many students want to take part in a project,” says Jane Langdale. “They want to save the world.” Langdale, a professor of plant development at the University of Oxford, is part of a team of scientists

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