UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, centre, walks inside the UN compound during his visit to Mogadishu, Somalia, Tuesday , March 7, 2017. Guterres is conducting high level talks including with Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, to start of what he calls an emergency visit to highlight the country's famine crisis. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
March 07, 2017 - 12:28 pm
BAIDOA, Somalia (AP) — Visibly shocked by the suffering of malnourished Somalis and cholera victims during an emergency visit, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged international support to alleviate Somalia's worsening hunger crisis. "Every single person we have seen is a...
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In this Monday, March 6, 2017 photo, South Sudanese men carry food distributed by the World Food Programme in Leer County Southern Leich State in South Sudan. An estimated 100,000 people are experiencing famine, and another 1 million people are on the brink of starvation, South Sudan's government and U.N. agencies said in late February. South Sudan is now Africa's largest migrant crisis as more than 3 million people have either fled the country or become internally displaced, according to the U.N. (AP Photo)
March 07, 2017 - 10:28 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A new United Nations report describes South Sudan as teetering on the edge of genocide and experiencing ethnic cleansing, a stark portrayal of a nation whose crises now include famine. The seven-month inquiry by the U.N. Commission on Human Rights into South Sudan is the most...
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March 07, 2017 - 4:47 am
KOREA-TENSION UPDATE: US missile launchers arrive in SKorea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. missile launchers and other equipment needed to set up a missile defense system have arrived in South Korea, a day after the North test-launched four ballistic missiles into the ocean near Japan. Washington...
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March 07, 2017 - 2:40 am
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL House GOP releases bill replacing Obama health care overhaul WASHINGTON (AP) — Critics say a Republican plan to replace "Obamacare" would scale back the government's role in helping people afford coverage and would likely leave more Americans uninsured. House committees...
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Somali women and children gather at dusk on a sandy street in the former pirate village of Eyl, in Somalia's northeastern semiautonomous state of Puntland, Monday, March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
March 07, 2017 - 2:23 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has started what he calls an emergency visit to Somalia to focus on the country's famine crisis. "People are dying. The world must act now to stop this," said the U.N. chief on Twitter to announce his arrival in this Horn...
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March 06, 2017 - 6:46 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief is demanding immediate access for aid distribution in famine-hit South Sudan amid continued fighting and the recent looting of a humanitarian organization. Stephen O'Brien said after a two-day visit to South Sudan that obstacles to humanitarian...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, March 1, 2017, Lulu Yurdio, 12, collects food aid for himself and his two siblings and parents who remain hiding in the bush, in Padeah, South Sudan. South Sudanese who fled famine and fighting in Leer county emerged from South Sudan's swamps after months in hiding to receive food aid being distributed by the World Food Program. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
March 04, 2017 - 4:11 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan has sharply increased the fees required for foreigners to work in the country — from roughly $100 to up to $10,000 — just days after famine was declared there. Even before the fee hike, the government had been repeatedly accused of restricting humanitarian aid...
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March 04, 2017 - 12:15 pm
TRUMP-WIRETAP Trump claims Obama had his phones wiretapped; no proof cited PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday accused former President Barack Obama of having Trump Tower telephone lines "wire tapped" during last year's election, but Trump didn't offer any evidence or say...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 file photo, malnourished baby Ali Hassan, 9-months-old, left, is held by his mother Fadumo Abdi Ibrahim, who fled the drought in southern Somalia, at a feeding center in a camp in Mogadishu, Somalia. Somalia's prime minister said Saturday, March 4, 2017 that 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region as a severe drought threatens millions of people. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)
March 04, 2017 - 10:31 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's prime minister says 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region as a severe drought threatens millions of people across the country. It was the first drought-related death toll announced by Somalia's government since it declared a...
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Camel herders scoop up water in plastic buckets from one of the few watering holes in the area, to water their animals near the drought-affected village of Bandarero, near Moyale town on the Ethiopian border, in northern Kenya, Friday, March 3, 2017. The U.N. humanitarian chief, Stephen O'Brien, toured Bandarero village on Friday and called on the international community to act to "avert the very worst of the effects of drought and to avert a famine to make sure we don't go from what is deep suffering to a catastrophe." (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
March 03, 2017 - 2:44 pm
BANDARERO, Kenya (AP) — Loko Kalicha Junno says she trekked for a week to save her 10 cattle from dying of thirst and hunger. But none survived. Now, at one of the last watering holes in this remote village, she fears for herself. "If this water gets finished I am going to die," said the 64-year-...
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