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IPCC Warns Climate Change Will Damage Food Production in South America

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned of the likely decline in the food production in South America due to climate change, and said other risks such as increased droughts and floods. Thus concludes the report presented in Yokohama (Tokyo) and produced by about 500 scientific experts and political representatives, which examines current knowledge about climate change and the impact of this process on man and nature in different regions of the world. It is "one of the more extensive scientific history reports" which includes "strong evidence from all disciplines", he said to present the document at a…
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Japan Ordered to Stop Its ‘Research’ Expeditions

Japan will not hunt any more whales in the South seas and in the Antarctic, thanks to a decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which yesterday saw that the Japanese did not have any justification to continue this activity. Every year, Japanese vessels kill nearly 1,000 whales in these waters to feed a program called Jarpa II which, according to the Tokyo Government, has scientific purposes, such as measuring the impacts of the fishery on the populations of these animals, as well as examine their age, eating habits and exposure to toxins. The science produced by the program has…
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Luxury Hotel Attacked In Kabul

Men armed with guns entered the Serena Hotel on Thursday in the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul. The five-star hotel, located near the Presidential Palace and other government offices, is very popular among foreigners. The police said that at least two shots were heard. Afghan special forces also entered the hotel, which is now surrounded by security forces. The hotel is currently home to UN officials who are in the country to monitor the elections of the next month.
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Philippines: UN agency pledges long-term support for typhoon-stricken farmers, fishers

Noting the positive results of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) response programme in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan, the agency’s chief today committed to long-term support for farming and fishing communities, earlier today during a visit to the region. Four months after the landfall of a typhoon that claimed over 6,000 lives and displaced millions, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva is traveling with Filipino Secretary of Agriculture Proceso Alcala, and FAO Philippines Permanent Representative Ambassador Virgilio Reyes, personally distributing bags of fertilizer and tools to affected farmers and fishermen. "We are committed to ensure that affected…
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Unicef Declares 2013 the Worst Year for Syrian Children

The past year has been the worst for million children in Syria in terms of humanitarian issues, said Tuesday the UN fund for children and childhood, Unicef. This figure, which is twice that reported a year ago, including nearly one million children who are trapped in places besieged by armies, without access to food and medical care. Another data provided by UNICEF is that most refugee children start working at an early age and some girls are forced to marry because of financial issues. The report also warns that if the same situation is allowed for another 12 months, it…
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