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  1. There's more to this crisis than food

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Zimbabwe's chief 'have', Robert Mugabe, escaped from the 12 million hungry have-nots whom he has brought to the brink of starvation, to enjoy the high life, the hospitality and the podium ...

  2. The orphans of Manchukuo

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the region, 80,000 died. Those who were not killed succumbed to disease, starvation or suicide. They were the victims of the ambition of their military leaders. Suzuki was one of the thousands left ...

  3. What price the junta's legitimacy?

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... with them and the aid-givers should go away. Two weeks after the cyclone in Myanmar, dead bodies are still unburied on beaches, and 2.5 million people are exposed to homelessness, starvation ...

  4. At death's door

    Posted May 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... starvation?' said one diplomat 'Probably... but only as far as it affects the stability of the regime. If they are feeling secure, we know from hard experience that they are prepared to let ...

  5. A few grains of truth

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... this is a nutrition myth,' says Tsang. 'If you skip a meal, your body will think that you are in starvation mode and therefore slow down the metabolism to compensate. You then tend to overeat ...

  6. A better rat trap feeds poor community's hope

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Anuj Chopra

    ... on the brink of starvation. However, a few years ago, the intervention of modern technology changed their fortunes considerably. A new rat trap has made their work more productive, tripling their catch ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... people, especially in rural areas, it was a struggle to escape starvation. Technological development was the last thing on people's minds. Because of what happened during this period, China ...

  8. Time to face history

    Posted Nov 24th 2007, 12:00am by Anne Hyland

    ... '... the important winners are the people', he said. In reality, the people of Cambodia would be the biggest losers, dying from overwork, disease, starvation or execution, as the Khmer ...

  9. End of the line for Tibet?

    Posted Aug 14th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... a journey of almost 2,000km. The project was abandoned in 1960 as the full horrors of the misguided Great Leap Forward took hold, with millions dying of starvation across the country. The late ...

  10. Li Keqiang: Scholar who passed up foreign study for party

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... that the place is best known for a song sung by beggars blaming drought for their poverty and starvation. But Mr Li, though very much an urban youth, coped well. 'He worked very hard. He was pretty ...




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