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  1. A matter of life and death

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... regions, some 3.7 million people- around a third of the population- are on the brink of starvation. And millions more in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda have been hit by the region's worst drought in 60 years. Hundreds of thousands have been forced to walk for weeks in search of food and water- and the UN says it cannot reach more than two million Somalis facing starvation ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi apologises to Syrian people as he steps down

    Posted May 14th 2014, 08:46pm by Reuters

    ... said: "There must be accountability for the terrible crimes that have been- and are being- committed. Such crimes include the deliberate starvation of communities by preventing humanitarian ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Thousand Things, by John Spurling

    Posted May 11th 2014, 04:08pm by Susan Ramsay

    ... part of the story he accepts the fate of those obviously suffering from starvation and disease around him. Wang, it seems, abhors change. Three warlords arise to throw off the Mongol invaders. ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    UN report on North Korea a glimpse into a nightmare state

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 11:03pm

    ... Report on North Korea by UN rights panel portrays world of torture, murder and all-pervasive fear Welcome to hell Torture, deliberate starvation and other abuses carried out by North ... on political, religious, racial and gender grounds, the forcible transfer of populations, the enforced disappearance of persons and the inhumane act of knowingly causing prolonged starvation," said ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    US hopeful of high-level UN debate on North Korean rights

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:13am by AP

    ... of systematic executions, torture, rape and mass starvation inflicted by the Pyongyang government were laid out in a report issued by a UN commission of inquiry last month. The commission, led ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian rebels in Homs sign deal with military to give up most of stronghold city

    Posted May 04th 2014, 06:45am by AFP, GUARDIAN, AP, Reuters

    ... in the Old City to the point of starvation. Homs had become a heartland of Syria's civil war and the scene of some of the fiercest fighting in the past three years. Its proximity to the Lebanese ...

  7. News - Asia

    To stage, or not to stage? Rights groups blast plan to take Hamlet to North Korea

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 01:36am by AFP

    ... where torture, rape, starvation and execution are everyday occurrences," Amnesty said. The dates for a performance in North Korea have not been set. The play revolves around family feuds ...

  8. News - Asia

    Oscars date for clay figure that stars in Cambodian film The Missing Picture

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:13am by AP

    ... The Missing Picture stars hundreds of similarly carved clay figures- not actors- to illustrate how the Khmer Rouge regime left more than 1.7 million people dead from starvation, medical neglect, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health

    Should you drink only when thirsty, or before thirst strikes?

    Posted May 27th 2014, 11:14am by David Wilson

    ... taking your first drink early: within 20 minutes of waking. Otherwise, he warns, you will trigger a chemical reaction that tells your body you have entered starvation mode, which means you start ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria torture photos lead to calls for war crimes charges

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 11:09pm by AFP

    ... investigators said. A report by the prosecutors- commissioned by Qatar, which backs the Syrian rebels- provides "clear evidence" of the starvation, strangulation and beating of detainees ... opened," he said. "The pictures show over a period of years the systematic murder of detainees by starvation, by torture, the gouging out of eyes, the hideous beating of people, the mutilation ...




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