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Bosnian Serb Commanders Convicted of War Crimes
World  (tags: bosnia, herzegovina, muslim, islam, children, war crimes, violence, death, torture, corruption, international )

- 3651 days ago -
Two Bosnian Serb commanders were found guilty Monday of war crimes for burning to death Muslim women, children, and elderly men during the conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1990s.
Defector Gives Rare Glimpse Into North Korea
World  (tags: North Korea, defector, forced labor, escape, refugee, kim jungil, asia, north korea, korea, interesting )

- 3653 days ago -
In this interview, Kim Young Seong, a North Korean defector, discusses his time doing forced labor in a mine, the 1990s famine, the military's ubiquitous presence, and people's growing desire for change.
Women Feed the World: Diary From Burkina Faso
World  (tags: africa, hunger, women, women's rights, burkina faso, west africa, family, farmer, interesting, women farmers, international development, policy )

- 3655 days ago -
Most women in Burkina Faso grow food for their families, but cannot own the land they cultivate. In this diary from the field, the president of an international development organization explores the lives of women farmers in the West African nation.
U.S. Governor Pressured to Approve Toxic Pesticide
Environment  (tags: Environment, california, schwarzenegger, farming, agriculture, agricultural chemicals, illness, insects, pesticides, cancer, industry )

- 3661 days ago -
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California is under heavy pressure from industry to approve the use of a pesticide on local agriculture that's been linked to illnesses including cancer, miscarriages, and neurological problems.
A First Step to Easing Uighur Tensions in China
World  (tags: uighur, china, asia, death, injury, violence, protests, chinese government, government, human rights, rally, riots, ethnic group )

- 3662 days ago -
In the wake of violent protests by Uighurs in Xinjiang earlier this week -- over 150 are reportedly dead and 800 injured -- the Chinese government needs to acknowledge the grievances of this minority group, said a human rights watchdog Wednesday.
AIDS Activists Sound the Alarm on Obama's Budget
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: AIDS, HIV, protest, arrest, washington dc, barack obama, capitol, campaign, global, world, complain, health, global health )

- 3664 days ago -
AIDS activists were arrested just outside the U.S. Capitol building yesterday while protesting President Obama's failure to honor his campaign promises to spend over $1 billion a year on global AIDS and to fund housing for HIV-positive people in need.
Haiti's Billion Dollar Debt Cancelled
World  (tags: debt, haiti, poverty, relief, resources, global, world bank, imf, debt cancellation )

- 3665 days ago -
The recent cancellation of Haiti's $1.2 billion debt is a huge victory for the impoverished country, which will now have greater resources to invest in "desperately needed relief" for its people, says a coalition of groups fighting poverty worldwide.
G8 Risks Derailing Global Progress on Poverty
World  (tags: g8, climate change, poverty, humanitarian group, interesting, environment, sustainability, global, suffering, disease )

- 3666 days ago -
Unless immediate action is taken, climate change could reverse 50 years of progress in the fight against global poverty, warns a humanitarian group calling on G8 leaders to prioritize climate change at their first in a series of meetings today.
North Korea Food Aid Slashed
World  (tags: north korea, aid, united nations, hunger, starvation, shortages, hungry, people, asia, interesting, funding, farming, agriculture )

- 3666 days ago -
Due to a lack of funds, the United Nations is cutting back an emergency food aid program in North Korea, where an estimated 9 million people may go hungry due to cereal shortages this year.
Massive Increase in Attacks on Congo Civilians
World  (tags: UnitedNations, unitednations, congo, human rights, war, corruption, conflict, refugees, attacks, children, suffering, rape )

- 3667 days ago -
The United Nations-backed Congolese army is failing to protect civilians and has instead contributed to a substantial rise in human rights violations in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, reports an international human rights watchdog.
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