March 8, 2011 The number of hungry people in the world could be reduced by more than 100 million people if women in rural areas were given equal access to the same resources as men, according to a new report from the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization.
January 27, 2011 While we usually think of sharks as hunters, it turns out that they are often the hunted. About 73 million sharks are killed by humans annually, many to satisfy Asia's appetite for shark fin soup.
December 22, 2010 The United Nations is looking into a complaint alleging that the Army private being held in connection with the WikiLeaks case is being mistreated.
Police face supporters of opposition leader Alassane Ouattara. Troops loyal to Laurent Gbagbo's regime mobilized to block an attempt to take over state television headquarters.
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December 16, 2010 Ivory Coast -- the world's largest cocoa producer -- has been locked in a tense political standoff over who will be the country's next president since a November 28 runoff resulted in competing claims of victory.
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Political theater is best practiced on a sunny, sandy stage.
December 6, 2010 The second week of climate negotiations kicked off Monday in Cancun with participants from 193 countries seeking to reach a deal that failed to materialize at last year's Copenhagen summit.
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