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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Beijing will fight proposed UN court action over North Korean abuses

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 11:06pm by AFP

    ... rights situation in one country." The panel's 372-page report is a wide-ranging indictment of North Korea for policies ranging from deliberate starvation and torture in political prison ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1429874/beijing-will-fight-proposed-un-court-action-over-north-korean-abuses
  2. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    North Korea should face ICC over crimes against humanity, says UN probe

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:02pm by AFP

    ... of populations, the enforced disappearance of persons and the inhumane act of knowingly causing prolonged starvation,” the report said. It condemned a system of throwing generations of the same family ... have been killing people through starvation while they are living well.” Abductions ‘unique’ in scale North Koreans’ daily lives were marked by constant “surveillance, coercion, fear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1429621/un-panel-set-expose-north-korea-war-crimes-and-bring-cases-hague-report
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1519664/should-you-drink-only-when-thirsty-or-thirst-strikes
  4. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Khmer Rouge trial hears closing statements

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 03:34pm by AFP

    ... Khmer Rouge wiped out up to two million people through starvation, overwork and execution in the late 1970s. The trial, which began hearing evidence in late 2011, is widely seen as a landmark ... Civil party lawyers alleged the defendants had intimate knowledge of the Khmer Rouge’s “elimination” policy through deliberate starvation and of the persecution of those branded “class enemies”. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1333009/khmer-rouge-trial-hears-closing-statements
  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    UN human rights inquiry chief wants North Korea hauled before international court

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 09:33am by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... concluded in a February 17 report that North Korean security chiefs and possibly even Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un himself should face international justice for ordering systematic torture, starvation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1486681/un-human-rights-inquiry-chief-wants-n-korea-hauled-international-court
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why the cunning snake is beloved of the Chinese

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by XUN ZHOU

    ... omen. It is believed that, in times of crisis, the snake, being resourceful, manipulative and deceptive, can keep the family from starvation. When I was researching the Great Famine of 1958 ... starvation. When things were desperate, his father would get food from the black market. He would bring it home at night, when no one was watching. The next day when he cooked it, he would say ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1151102/why-cunning-snake-beloved-chinese
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Famine looms as Syrian military tightens siege of Damascus suburbs

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... opposition groups and international relief organisations are warning of the risk of mass starvation across the country, especially in the besieged Damascus suburbs where a gas attack killed hundreds ... it to their children for lack of food. According to the Moadamiyeh Media Centre, six people have died of starvation over the past 20 days: two women and four children aged 18 months to seven years. It added ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1317736/famine-looms-syrian-military-tightens-siege-damascus-suburbs
  8. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE/HEAR

    Art house: Austrian tale of a woman’s isolation in The Wall

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 10:36pm

    ... expressive is the stress on her face. It’s a gauntness that stems from emotional starvation more than survivalist hunger and fear. For company, she has a dog. Later, she finds a cow which she takes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1432684/art-house-austrian-tale-womans-isolation-wall
  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    UN inquiry told of prison camp 'atrocities' in North Korea

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 11:22am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Evidence from exiles of abuse and starvation remind investigator of Nazis UN told of prison camp 'atrocities' A UN-mandated investigator has ... suffered through childhoods of starvation and unspeakable atrocities as a product of the 'guilt by association' practice, punishing other generations for a family member's perceived ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1312168/un-probe-exposes-shocking-north-korean-rights-abuses
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Evacuees from Syrian city of Homs tell of Assad regime's weapon of hunger

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 01:59am by WASHPOST

    ... months he had eaten no bread, wheat or rice. The opposition has accused President Bashar al-Assad of using starvation tactics as a weapon of war, and the UN estimates up to 200,000 civilians ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1427973/evacuees-syrian-city-homs-tell-assad-regimes-weapon-hunger

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