Many questions are raised by the discovery of missile parts in a North Korean ship coming from Cuba and passing through the Panama Canal. Cuban authorities acknowledge sending the parts, but they do not explain why they are doing business with North Korea. The incident sheds some light on two of the most isolated regimes on the planet and what political and commercial ties may bind them.
The anti-apartheid champion and former South African president may soon be sent home from the hospital where he's been since June 8, Zindzi Mandela tells Sky News. That word comes on the eve of Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday.
Despite reports to the contrary, the global quinoa boom has not put the superfood out of reach for the people in Bolivia and Peru who grow it — though it has raised prices. And these farmers want consumers to know that overall, the world's love affair with quinoa is raising their standard of living.
Alarmed at ballooning waistlines in a region where fast food is common and comfortable outdoor exercise is not, the local government is offering citizens a gram of gold for each kilogram they lose by Aug. 16.
The tragedy is a stark contrast to the stories of India's economic rise that have dominated headlines for the past decade. Compared with countries like China and South Africa, India has struggled to reduce problems like childhood malnutrition and mortality.
The news comes a day after Edward Snowden applied for temporary asylum in the country and just after Russian President Vladimir Putin said U.S.-Russian relations are more important than the Snowden case.
The tragedy sparked violent protests in the eastern state of Bihar. A mob smashed the windows of police buses and overturned a police booth. All of the children who died were between the ages of 8 and 11.
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