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63 Palestinian prisoners suspend hunger strike: lawyer

Sixty-three Palestinian prisoners have suspended the hunger strike which they have observed in Israeli jails since late April, one of their lawyers said.

63 Palestinian prisoners suspend hunger strike: lawyer
Climate change boosts conflict risk, floods, hunger: UN
Climate change boosts conflict risk, floods, hunger: UN

Soaring carbon emissions will amplify the risk of conflict, hunger, floods and migration this century, the UN's expert panel said Monday in a landmark report on the impact of climate change.

Climate change boosts conflict risk, floods, hunger: UN
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'Nairobbery' grapples with pre-Christmas crime wave

Sydney advertising executive Patrick Richer led the typical Nairobi expatriate lifestyle, living in a home in a leafy part of the city, protected by high walls and round-the-clock security.

'Nairobbery' grapples with pre-Christmas crime wave
More than 10,000 feared dead in typhoon-ravaged Philippines
More than 10,000 feared dead in typhoon-ravaged Philippines

Survivors of a super typhoon that may have killed more than 10,000 people in the Philippines were growing increasingly desperate for aid Monday, as authorities struggled to cope with potentially the country's worst recorded natural disaster.

More than 10,000 feared dead in typhoon-ravaged Philippines
Religious edict allowing people to eat dogs and cats issued in Damascus
Religious edict allowing people to eat dogs and cats issued in Damascus

As Muslims around the world mark the Eid al-Adha holiday, sharing festive meals, children trapped in besieged areas around the Syrian capital are going hungry.

Religious edict allowing people to eat dogs and cats issued in Damascus
Hunger costs Swaziland three percent of GDP
Hunger costs Swaziland three percent of GDP

Around three in 10 young children in Swaziland are stunted by hunger, and 270,000 workers are also physically affected.

Hunger costs Swaziland three percent of GDP
Halving world hunger by 2015 'within reach': UN
Halving world hunger by 2015 'within reach': UN

Despite economic crises and dwindling aid, the UN said Monday huge progress had been made towards meeting the so-called Millennium Development Goals.

Halving world hunger by 2015 'within reach': UN
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Doctors urge access to Guantanamo hunger strikers

More than 150 doctors from the United States and Britain have written to President Barack Obama urging him to grant independent medical care to hunger-striking Guantanamo detainees.

Doctors urge access to Guantanamo hunger strikers
Half of Guantanamo on hunger strike: US official
Half of Guantanamo on hunger strike: US official

More than half of the 166 detainees held at the US-run Guantanamo military prison have joined a rapidly growing hunger strike to protest their indefinite detention.

Half of Guantanamo on hunger strike: US official
Guantanamo hunger strike grows to 52: official
Guantanamo hunger strike grows to 52: official

More Guantanamo detainees have joined a growing hunger strike at the reviled US military prison, with nearly a third of the 166 war-on-terror suspects participating.

Guantanamo hunger strike grows to 52: official
Madagascar's hungry eat grasshoppers after deadly cyclone
Madagascar's hungry eat grasshoppers after deadly cyclone

With small, silent steps, 10-year-old Borikely carefully picks her way through the tall grass of a Madagascar field in search of her dinner. She's hunting for grasshoppers, which she'll catch with a stick.

Madagascar's hungry eat grasshoppers after deadly cyclone
Hunger strike at Guantanamo after Koran searches
Hunger strike at Guantanamo after Koran searches

Detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp have launched a hunger strike to protest interference with their personal effects, including Korans.

Hunger strike at Guantanamo after Koran searches
Hunger, homelessness on rise in US: study
Hunger, homelessness on rise in US: study

Hunger and homelessness are on the rise in the United States, and cash-strapped cities and social services are being forced to turn needy people away empty-handed.

Hunger, homelessness on rise in US: study
Tymoshenko ends hunger strike: doctors
Tymoshenko ends hunger strike: doctors

Jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko agreed to end her hunger strike, her doctors said, more than two weeks after she began her protest over alleged fraud in polls won by the country's ruling party.

Tymoshenko ends hunger strike: doctors
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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
The warehouse of Capital Area Food Bank
US Capital Area Food Bank supports low income residents

The organization's mission is to feed those who suffer from hunger in the Washington, D.C. area. But unfortunately the level of donations dropped dramatically.

US Capital Area Food Bank supports low income residents
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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
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
The WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran
Palestinians get 'digital' food

WFP has been providing the most vulnerable people with e-cards. They can get 9 food items in selected shops.

Palestinians get 'digital' food