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New fight needed against killer malaria in Asia
New fight needed against killer malaria in Asia

Asia accounts for 88 percent of all malaria cases and most of the 46,000 annual deaths occurring outside Africa, a new report shows Friday as experts demand more urgency in fighting the deadly disease..

New fight needed against killer malaria in Asia
Israel turns back dozens of African migrants: HRW
Israel turns back dozens of African migrants: HRW

Israel has turned back dozens of African asylum-seekers, mostly Eritreans, trying enter the country from Egypt, Human Rights Watch and two other NGOs said on Sunday.

Israel turns back dozens of African migrants: HRW
Arthur Ardavichus. ©Vesti.kz
Six offroaders and one truck will represent Kazakhstan in Dakar-2013

Kazakhstan's Astana rally raid team is going to participate in two continental races at the same time.

Six offroaders and one truck will represent Kazakhstan in Dakar-2013
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Vaccines ready for 50 million in Africa's 'Meningitis Belt'

A huge vaccination campaign to protect 50 million people against meningitis has been launched in seven African countries.

Vaccines ready for 50 million in Africa's 'Meningitis Belt'
Africa, South Asia lag in boost to global child health
Africa, South Asia lag in boost to global child health

The global mortality rate for young children has been nearly halved in the past two decades, but Africa and South Asia have not kept pace.

Africa, South Asia lag in boost to global child health
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68 illegal immigrants land on uninhabited Spanish island

A group of 68 illegal immigrants, including three minors, arrived Sunday at a tiny, uninhabited Spanish island located very close to Morocco.

68 illegal immigrants land on uninhabited Spanish island
Asia fuels record elephant, rhino killings: WWF
Asia fuels record elephant, rhino killings: WWF

China, Vietnam and Thailand are among the worst offenders in fuelling a global black market that is seeing record numbers of elephants and rhinos killed in Africa.

Asia fuels record elephant, rhino killings: WWF
Chinese President Hu Jintao. ©REUTERS/Siu Chiu
China doubles loans to Africa to $20 billion

President Hu Jintao said Thursday China would offer $20 billion in new loans to Africa, as he delivered a speech to a Beijing forum on co-operation with the resource-rich continent.

China doubles loans to Africa to $20 billion
At press-conference in IFPRI
U.S. IFPRI seeks to reduce micronutrient malnutrition among poor populations

The institute released the project of sweet potato in Uganda and Mozambique. And now IFPRI is focused on Zambia and Southern Asian countries.

U.S. IFPRI seeks to reduce micronutrient malnutrition among poor populations
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The flood-tolerant rice to be grown in Bangladesh

It was developed by the University of California and the International Rice Research Center in the Philippines. Other crops are under research.

The flood-tolerant rice to be grown in Bangladesh
Kazakhstan to send $350 million to starving African countries
Kazakhstan to send $350 million to starving African countries

Kazakhstan managed to raise over $350 million for food, humanitarian and economic aid to African countries suffering from famine: Kazakh Parliament Speaker.

Kazakhstan to send $350 million to starving African countries
US to continue 'feeding the future'
US to continue 'feeding the future'

Secretary Clinton made a statement on World Food Day. Food security is a foreign policy priority for the United States.

US to continue 'feeding the future'
Iowa State Capitol
Ghana's Kufuor and Brazil's Lula awarded 2011 World Food Prize

About 1000 people gathered for the ceremony, which was held in Iowa State Capitol.

Ghana's Kufuor and Brazil's Lula awarded 2011 World Food Prize
Kazakhstan to render aid to hungry people of Somalia
Kazakhstan to render aid to hungry people of Somalia

Final declaration of Istanbul meeting called OIC member-states to render financial aid to Somalia and other needy African countries during Ramadan.

Kazakhstan to render aid to hungry people of Somalia
Kazakhstan among countries with low possibility of terrorist attacks
Kazakhstan among countries with low possibility of terrorist attacks

The list of 20 most dangerous countries of the world in terms of the possibility of terrorist attacks is led by Somali.

Kazakhstan among countries with low possibility of terrorist attacks
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Zimbabwe man crowned Mr Ugly

A Zimbabwean man upstaged 15 others to win the Mr Ugly title at a weekend pageant, a local newspaper reported Monday.

Zimbabwe man crowned Mr Ugly