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North Korea: Malnutrition persists

by Associated Press New York Times December 28, 2013

The World Food Program said Thursday that North Korea’s food production had increased for the third year in a row but that mothers and children still lacked sufficient vitamins, fat and protein in their diets. The agency’s representative in North Korea, Dierk Stegen, said that many children rema...

When Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, people in Basey, Samar Island, went to the Arc of Archangel Saint Michael Church for refuge. Photo:  Sergey Ponomarev/New York Times

Challenge for the government: 4 million are displaced, and hunger grows

by Austin Ramzey New York Times November 18, 2013

BASEY, the Philippines — When Typhoon Haiyan hit this coastal town, residents ran for Saint Michael the Archangel Church. Now, 10 days later, more than 100 of them remain....

Powerful yphoon causes devastation in Philippines: A deadly storm left the seaside city of Tacloban in ruins. Photo:  Dennis M. Sabangan/European Pressphoto Agency

Philippine typhoon death toll feared in thousands

by Floyd Whaley New York Times November 9, 2013

MANILA — The powerful typhoon that swept across the Philippines on Friday, one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall, cut a path of destruction through several central islands, leaving the seaside city of Tacloban in ruins and leading to early, unconfirmed estimates of as many as 10,000 de...

As US withdraws from Afghanistan, poppy trade it spent billions fighting still flourishes

by Ernesto Londoño Washington Post November 3, 2013

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After troops leave, US to lose access to Afghan reconstruction projects worth billions

by Rajiv Chandrasekaran and Scott Higham Washington Post October 26, 2013

As coalition forces withdraw from Afghanistan, U.S.-funded reconstruction projects worth billions of dollars in far-flung regions of the country will soon be impossible for American officials to safely visit and directly inspect...

CITY LIFE Meena, a student in Rohtak, warns young women that moving to a city does not keep people back in the village from scrutinizing their actions. “I tell them, we have to be careful,” she said. Photo: Kuni Takahashi/New York Times

Policing village moral codes as women stream to India’s cities

by Ellen Barry New York Times October 19, 2013

ROHTAK, India — Meena, 20, was a village girl herself, so she can recognize the changes that come when girls from the village arrive in this city as students and take their first gulps of freedom....

Pakistan’s Musharraf charged in Bhutto killing

by Zarar Khan Washington Post August 20, 2013

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India likely to approve program guaranteeing 800 million a right to food, but doubts persist

by Annie Gowen Washington Post August 18, 2013

SHIVPURI, India — It was Grain Festival Day, when the poor in this central Indian district are supposed to be able to buy subsidized wheat, rice and other goods through one of the country’s most important social programs. But there was little cheer in the rain-soaked villages of tiny stone homes...

In Afghanistan, a second Guantanamo

by Kevin Seiff Washington Post August 4, 2013

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CIA closing clandestine bases in Afghanistan, marking the start of a drawdown from a region that transformed the agency from an intelligence service s...

by Greg Miller Washington Post July 24, 2013

The CIA has begun closing clandestine bases in Afghanistan, marking the start of a drawdown from a region that transformed the agency from an intelligence service struggling to emerge from the Cold War to a counter­terrorism force with its own prisons, paramilitary teams and armed Predator drones....

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