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Nearly a Quarter of People in Greece and the U.S. Can't Afford Food

Hunger has grown dramatically in Europe since 2007<p>No matter where you're from, not having enough to eat is the ultimate signifier of economic distress. Food is the base of Maslow's hierarchy. It's the first concern in disaster zones. It's usually the last thing to go -- after the car and the nice …

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China's Air Pollution: Is The Government Willing To Act?

Denise Mauzerall arrived in Beijing this year at a time that was both horrifying and illuminating. The capital was facing some of its worst pollution in recent memory, and Mauzerall, a Princeton environmental engineering professor, was passing through on her way to a university forum on the future …

Stockholm rioting continues for fifth night

Police in Stockholm are to seek reinforcements after youths set cars ablaze and threw stones at police for a fifth night running, officials …

North Korea may open to day-trippers

According to the reports, the government in Pyongyang will allow visitors to cross from Dandong City in China to Sinuiju, North Korea's largest border town.<p>The news comes in the midst of mounting international concern over North Korea’s determination to press ahead with nuclear rocket tests and …

North Korea agrees to return to nuclear talks under pressure from China

North Korea has offered to renew nuclear disarmament talks, according to the Chinese state media.<p>At a meeting on Thursday between vice-marshal Choe …

Syrian government agrees to attend Geneva conference, says ally Russia

The Assad government has agreed to take part in next month's international conference in Geneva aimed at resolving Syria's civil war, according to …

iPhone's New iOS7 Design Is Flat as Hell and You Can't Stand the Wait Anymore

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After hearing a lot about the "flat" new look of iOS 7 that may or may not be revealed at Apple's …

The K-Pop Plastic Surgery Obsession

Inspired by pop stars and encouraged by culture that equates success with physical beauty, the "self-racism subtext" of buying an ideal Korean face<p>When 17-year-old Hailey Kim looks in the mirror, she doesn't see a pretty person. Her face is too round, she thinks; her lips too thin, her nose not …

Venezuela’s grand plan to fix its toilet-paper shortage: $79 million and a warning to stop eating so much

Venezuela’s lawmakers are rolling out plans to import toilet paper and allot a $79 million trade credit to help alleviate the country’s shortages on many basic goods.<p>Last week, commerce minister Alejandro Fleming promised he’d import 50 million rolls of toilet paper, but the recent overture comes …

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