Daily Archives: August 9, 2010

India Asks, Should Food Be a Right for the Poor?

Inside the drab district hospital, where dogs patter down the corridors, sniffing for food, Ratan Bhuria’s children are curled together in the malnutrition ward, hovering at the edge of starvation. His daughter, Nani, is 4 and weighs 20 pounds. His … Continue reading

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96 dead, thousands missing in China landslides

Rescue workers are hunting for an estimated 2,000 people who are still missing after landslides triggered by heavy rains killed at least 96 in flood-hit northwest China, state media has reported. Authorities have deployed sent nearly 3,000 soldiers and about … Continue reading

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