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businessman becomes magnet for anger and dissent

by Anthony Shadid New York Times April 30, 2011

BEIRUT, Lebanon — When protests erupted in March in the forlorn Syrian border town of Dara’a, demonstrators burned the president’s portraits, then set ablaze an unlikely target: the local office of the country’s largest mobile phone company, Syriatel, whose owner sits at the nexus of anger a...

Syria’s crackdown on protesters becomes dramatically more brutal. Tanks and troops enter towns and villages for the first time as scores of peop...

by Katherine Marsh, Matthew Taylor and Haroon Siddique Guardian.co.uk April 25, 2011

The Syrian government's brutal crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations has escalated dramatically, with tanks rolling on to the streets for the first time and troops reported to have opened fire in several towns and villages across the country....

The nutrition community mourns the death of Michael Latham

by United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition April 24, 2011

Michael Latham died on April 1, 2011 at age 82 of pneumonia which set in during hospitalization after an operation. He is survived by his two sons Miles and Mark, his wife Lani, and mourned as well by hundreds who were touched by a remarkable life dedicated to serving others and making the world a b...

Michael Latham, nutritionist who advocated breast-feeding, dies at 82

by Emma Brown Washington Post April 20, 2011

Michael Latham, a leading nutritionist and tropical public health specialist who staunchly opposed the marketing of infant formula as a replacement for breast-feeding in developing countries, died April 1 in Boston of pneumonia. He was 82....

Global stillbirths: 2.6 million a year, overlooked and often preventable

by David Brown Washington Post April 13, 2011

About 2.6 million babies are born dead each year, a largely ignored and silently grieved loss of life, about half of which could be prevented....

Bolivia is set to pass the world’s first laws granting all nature equal rights to humans

by John Vidal The Guardian April 10, 2011

Bolivia is set to pass the world's first laws granting all nature equal rights to humans. The Law of Mother Earth, now agreed by politicians and grassroots social groups, redefines the country's rich mineral deposits as "blessings" and is expected to lead to radical new conservation and social measu...

Colombia agrees to protect unions

by Howard Schneider and Juan Forero Washington Post April 7, 2011

The government of Colombia has agreed to better protect union members and vigorously prosecute those responsible for violence against them, potentially paving the way for the Obama administration to seek congressional approval of a free trade treaty with the South American country....

Bankok climate talks stall

by Reuters The Guardian April 7, 2011

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Rush to use crops as fuel raises food prices and hunger fears

by Elisabeth Rosenthal New York Times April 6, 2011

The starchy cassava root has long been an important ingredient in everything from tapioca pudding and ice cream to paper and animal feed....

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