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Rising world hunger requires rural rethink: UN | World

Small-scale farmers produce 80 percent of the food supply in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Photo: AFP ROME: A sudden rise in hunger across the globe will require a new emphasis on developing rural economies, the United Nations said on Monday. After steadily declining for a decade, 2016 saw an increase ...

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New wave of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh | World

COX’S BAZAAR: Several thousand Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar surged into Bangladesh Monday, officials said, with reports of children dying from hunger, exhaustion and fever among the latest wave of refugees. The influx crossing from Rakhine state – estimated by the UN to have reached 519,000 in total over the ...

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Las Vegas killer was high roller, Valium user: CNN | World

WASHINGTON: Las Vegas mass killer Stephen Paddock was a compulsive player of video poker who took the anxiety drug Valium, CNN reported on Monday. The report gave new details about the background of the 64-year-old who, on October 1, gunned down 58 people and wounded almost 500 for reasons which ...

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IAEA chief confirms Iran complying with nuclear deal | World

ROME: The UN atomic agency chief on Monday affirmed Iran’s commitment to a 2015 nuclear deal, in a statement that came as US President Donald Trump said Tehran was not living up to the “spirit” of the agreement. “I can state that the nuclear-related commitments undertaken by Iran under the ...

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