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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…

India refuses genetically modified crops, citing ‘inadequate’ science

India refused to grant permission Wednesday for the commercial cultivation of its first genetically modified (GM) food crop, citing problems of public trust and “inadequate” science. Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said he was imposing a moratorium on the introduction of an aubergine modified with a gene toxic to pests that…

Ted Nugent: Obama makes me want to ‘throw up’, Rolling Stone publisher ‘should die’

Ted Nugent is an angry, angry man. In a recent interview with culture publication Royal Flush, the so-called “Motor City Madman” let loose with a series of tirades that would make anyone’s mother blush. On President Obama, the southern rocker said he believes “Mao Tse Tung” had arrived, “and his…

US Christian group arrested in Haiti on child trafficking charges

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Haitian police detained 10 members of a US Christian group after they allegedly tried to leave the country with more than 30 children who survived the country’s devastating earthquake. News of the charges came as the UN’s food agency prepared to launch a massive food effort targeted at…

Haiti calls off search and rescue as death toll soars past 110,000

Haiti’s government has ended the search and rescue phase of the quake relief effort after two people who spent 10 days buried under rubble were pulled out alive and the death toll soared to more than 110,000. The United Nations said 132 people had been saved from debris but that…

Magnitude 7.0 quake strikes ‘catastrophe of major proportions’ in Haiti

A huge quake measuring 7.0 rocked the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti Tuesday toppling buildings and causing widespread damage and panic, officials and AFP witnesses said. “I think it’s really a catastrophe of major proportions,” Haiti’s ambassador to the United States, Raymond Alcide Joseph, told CNN television. A local doctor…

The Check

It’s minor rant time. As someone with a modicum of social skills (and a mother), I frequently have dinner with members of the opposite sex, be they girlfriend, friend, or, you know, mother. Sometimes I pay, sometimes they pay, sometimes we both pay for our own meals. But for some…

The key to good cooking is taking out the food

I continue to fail to understand this mindset. (Via.) ATLANTA (AP) — A contest that would pay $10,000 to an engaged couple, as long as they abstain from premarital sex, hasn’t gotten any takers. The deadline for the Marriage for a Lifetime contest is Oct. 31. The prize includes free…

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