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UN declares famine in southern Somalia

The United Nations said Wednesday that famine has hit two parts of rebel-held Somalia, due to a severe drought affecting more than 10 million people in the Horn of Africa. “The United Nations declared today that famine exists in two regions of southern Somalia: southern Bakool, and Lower Shabelle,” a…

Worst drought in 60 years hits 10 million in east Africa

Ten million people in the Horn of Africa have been hit by the worst drought in 60 years, with the situation deteriorating to the point of famine in some areas, the UN said Tuesday. “Over ten million people are affected by the drought in one way or other,” said Elisabeth…

Fox reporter rewrites history, claims socialism almost killed Thanksgiving

If America hadn’t embraced capitalism, none of us would be alive. And if Democrats were in power, we’d all be starving. Or at least that’s how Fox News reporter John Stossel tells it. In a column published at FoxNews.com on Thanksgiving eve, Stossel blamed socialism for the near-failure of the…

Book claims Churchill deliberately let millions of Indians starve to death

NEW DELHI — British prime minister Winston Churchill deliberately let millions of Indians starve to death, the author of a new book has claimed, alleging he was motivated in part by racial hatred. As many as three million people died in the Bengal famine of 1943 after Japan captured neighbouring…

North Korea completely cuts off state rations, aid group says

SEOUL — North Korea has completely cut off state food rations after China failed to supply the impoverished communist country with extra cereals, a welfare group said Monday. The ruling communist party announced in a directive on May 26 that there would be no state rations for a while, said…

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