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UN: Food price rises threaten global security
UN: Food price rises threaten global security
Rising food prices could spark worldwide unrest and threaten political stability, the United Nations's top humanitarian official warned on Tuesday...
West dismayed over Suu Kyi detention
West dismayed over Suu Kyi detention
Western governments lashed out at the extension of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's house arrest, but the outrage at Burma's generals was tempered...
Ban heads for Asia on Burma aid mission
Ban heads for Asia on Burma aid mission
United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon headed to south-east Asia on Wednesday on a mission to secure more help for cyclone victims in Burma, whose...
Asian aid to reach Burma cyclone victims
Asian aid to reach Burma cyclone victims
Burma's neighbours appeared to have reached a compromise with the regime on Monday that would finally allow significant amounts of international...
Pressure mounts on Burma to open up to aid
Pressure mounts on Burma to open up to aid
Aid was trickling in on Sunday to an estimated 2,5-million people left destitute by Cyclone Nargis in Burma's Irrawaddy delta as more foreign...
Burma death toll soars as diplomats tour delta
Burma death toll soars as diplomats tour delta
Burma's ruling military junta took diplomats on a tour of the storm-ravaged Irrawaddy delta on Saturday as its toll of dead and missing soared...
Foreign powers lean on Burma to open up aid drive
Foreign powers lean on Burma to open up aid drive
Western powers kept up the pressure on Burma's generals on Thursday to allow a massive aid effort as relief workers struggled to help an estimated...
Burma says no need for foreign aid distribution
Burma says no need for foreign aid distribution
Burma will accept foreign aid but distribute relief itself, an official newspaper said on Friday, after a disaster rescue team from Qatar that...
Plea for Burma to let in aid as toll soars
Plea for Burma to let in aid as toll soars
The international community pleaded with Burma's military rulers on Wednesday to let foreign aid workers and desperately needed relief supplies...
UN warns of 'very grave' problems in Iraq
UN warns of 'very grave' problems in Iraq
A top United Nations official warned on Friday of "very grave" humanitarian problems in Iraq, including a lack of food and the internal displacement of more than two million people....
ICC focuses on new Sudanese war-crimes case
ICC focuses on new Sudanese war-crimes case
Urging decisive action against Sudanese war-crimes suspects, the International Criminal Court's (ICC) chief prosecutor said on Friday he would...
UN: Darfur deaths may be as high as 300 000
UN: Darfur deaths may be as high as 300 000
As many as 300 000 people may have died in the five-year conflict in Darfur, a dramatic increase over earlier estimates of 200 000, a top...

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