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Defected Syria PM says regime near collapse

In first public remarks, Riad Hijab says he was “powerless” to stop violence and urges leaders to join the opposition.
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2012 13:43 GMT

Rioters torch school in northern France

Sports and youth centre burned, drivers pulled from cars, and vehicles stolen in seven-hour rampage in city of Amiens.
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2012 13:03 GMT

Is Romney ‘Ryan’s man’?

Inside Story: US 2012

14 Aug 2012 09:47 GMT
As the Republican presidential candidate chooses a staunch conservative as running mate, we analyse their politics.

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Hunger

Developing countries hit hardest by food rises

Millions of people face starvation because of soaring global food prices,putting overwhelming strain on humanitarian agencies, charities warned last night ahead of a world hunger summit in Downing Street.

Assan Adaman, a 33-year-old mother of six, has lived in the same village in Kédougou, Senegal, all her life. A rice farmer, she is used to producing six bags in a good season; last year, production levels were cut in half. As she runs low on food, she is worried about the next few months and how she will ensure her children have enough to eat.

Almost a billion go hungry worldwide

As global starvation spreads, charities warn that the total number of severely malnourished children is also rising

Green shoots July 2012

Your Green shoots photographs

Climate change and Global warming : Drought in US : corn field

Farming

Obama unveils aid for agriculture

The view from a yacht’s mast

Rate of arctic meltdown higher than predicted

 Must the poor go hungry just so the rich can drive?

By George Monbiot

Waste

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