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Is Samoa's Obesity Epidemic A Harbinger For Other Developing Nations?

The tiny Samoan islands have among the highest rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes in the world — and diet and weight-related health issues have been rising in these Pacific nations since the 1970s. Now 1 in 3 residents of American Samoa suffers from diabetes.<p>Of course, the Samoan islands aren't …


Photoblog: 17 reasons to head to the Pontas in Mozambique

Come Easter, the hoards head to the Pontas: but there’s still a way to beat the crowds in southern Mozambique. I went on an investigative trip with …

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10 things you need to know today

<b>Zinc prices are exploding.</b> The commodities giant Glencore announced it was removing 500,000 tonnes of zinc from the market, and now zinc prices are up about 9%. Glencore says it's reducing production at its operations in Australia, Kazakhstan, and South America to preserve the value of its reserves …