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One in every nine people in the world is still chronically hungry

The good news is that there are 200 million fewer people suffering from undernourishment today than there were 20 years ago. The bad news is that more than 800 million are still chronically hungry.<p>The latest Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates, which were included in a new report …

One in five Australian children go to school or bed hungry sometimes: study

An average of one child in every classroom goes to school or bed hungry nearly every day, while one in five say this happens sometimes, a study of …

Australian Universities

We already have a Muslim registry. It’s called Facebook

On several occasions during his campaign, US president-elect Donald Trump alluded to the idea of building a database of Muslims in the US. His position has veered between tracking refugees (nearly half of those admitted to the US this year are Muslim, according to the Pew Research Center) to …

Pew Research Center

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

The psychology behind betting on sporting events may help you score a win.<p>1:28 p.m. June 23, 2018<p>This husband feels like his wife used him for his …

Divorce

Kurdish Officials Shut Down Group Aiding Yezidis

Yesterday, a prominent nongovernmental organization supporting the Yezidi religious minority said it was shut down by security officers from the …

Syrian Rebel Factions Say They're Freezing Participation In Peace Talks

Syrian rebel factions say they are freezing their participation in peace negotiations, citing breaches of the cease-fire agreement brokered by Russia and Turkey.<p>This casts doubt on rebel participation in planned talks in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana, later this month.<p>"A cease-fire has technically …

200,000 kids may starve to death in Somalia - UNICEF

Thousands of children may die of starvation this year in war-ravaged Somalia if enough funds are not raised to provide vital aid.<p>GENEVA - <b>The United</b> …

Mass deportations planned as Italy named 'frontline' of Europe's refugee crisis

Italy the most attractive route into the EU according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.<p>Italy is to take a tougher stance on …

The death of a young man in police custody is rattling the trust of China’s middle class

On the surface, the death of a man in police custody in China would be considered unremarkable, if still unsettling.<p>But the recent case of Lei Yang, a 29-year-old researcher at Beijing’s prestigious Renmin University, has rattled the Chinese public, as it exposes how China’s law enforcement …

China

How Concealed Carry Policies Can Keep You and Your Employees Safe

Unfortunately, in today’s society, there are times you may be confronted with violence at work, as illustrated by incidents such as the on-air …

REVEALED: Figures show 465 'child refugees' were OVER AGE LIED to gain entry to the UK

GETTY•HUMPHREY NEYMARHundreds of refugees lied about their age to enter the UK<p>A 29-year-old was among the dozens of “child refugees” who were taken …

Amber Rudd

Facebook bans photo of statue for being ‘explicitly sexual’

After banning several pieces of classic art and photography over the last year, Facebook’s notoriously strict censorship policy has struck again. The social network has reportedly blocked a photograph of a nude, 16th-century statue of Neptune, claiming that the image is too “explicitly sexual” to …

Syria ceasefire has been breached already less than 12 hours after it was imposed

<b>A ceasefire aimed at ending nearly six years of war in Syria has been breached already after clashes broke out at midnight.</b><p>Russian President Vladimir …

EU Court Sidesteps Human Rights in Western Sahara

The European Court of Justice has determined that a trade agreement with Morocco does not extend to Western Sahara, recognizing the right to …

10 Things Palestinians Can’t Do Because Of The Israeli Occupation

It affects almost all aspects of their lives.<p>The Israeli government and some U.S. politicians are attacking the Obama administration for permitting a recent U.N. Security Council resolution that condemns Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. Secretary of State John Kerry …

Syria rebels threaten to declare ceasefire 'null and void'

With violence persisting in some parts of Syria, rebel groups are threatening to declare the latest ceasefire “null and void” unless attacks stop.<p>Clashes and air strikes have continued in places since the ceasefire began on Friday, although the UK-based war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human …

Middle East

Trump administration should hold Iran accountable for executions

Nearly a year after the implementation of the nuclear deal with Iran, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and the ensuing …

What U.S. Muslims fear from Trump

<i>Naureen Shah is director of security and human rights at Amnesty International USA.</i><p>The Obama administration is dismantling a homeland security program created to track immigrants from Muslim-majority countries in an attempt to prevent President-elect Donald Trump from fulfilling his campaign …

Syrian warplanes resume strikes near Damascus - rebel official, monitors

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian warplanes resumed their bombardment of the rebel-held Wadi Barada valley northwest of Damascus on Sunday after nearly 24 hours with no air raids, a rebel official and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.<p>Rebels threatened on Saturday to abandon a …

Middle East

Syria army presses fight near Damascus despite truce - Region - World

Syria's army advanced Monday as it battles to capture a rebel region that is key to the capital's water supply, launching strikes and artillery fire …

Israeli officials back shoot-to-kill policy of Palestinian suspects, says Human Rights Watch

Leading Israeli officials have been encouraging soldiers and police officers to kill Palestinians suspected of attacks regardless of whether lethal …