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Malnutrition Stunts Growth Of N. Korean Children

The United Nations is warning that two-thirds of North Koreans are suffering from chronic food shortages. The UN's representative in Pyongyang says about half the country's children are stunted from malnutrition. While the North Korean government acknowledges the food shortages, there are no signs of structural reform to alleviate the problem.
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Cancer May Sideline Chavez's Political Career

Over 13 years of colorful rule, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has run his country like a game show host. He's been on TV daily announcing new projects, taunting the United States, even singing songs. Now, he has an aggressive cancer that has largely kept him off the air and away from the spotlight. And that has Venezuelans wondering if the populist leader will even make it to the October presidential election.
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A Nobel Acceptance Speech — Two Decades Overdue

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi is now being allowed to travel abroad for the first time in nearly a quarter century. She's heading to Europe and plans to deliver several high-profile speeches, including an address for the Nobel Peace Prize she was not allowed to collect in 1991.
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Russia Is Giving Syria Helicopters, Clinton Says

She warned that such action "will escalate the conflict quite dramatically." Meanwhile, the U.N.'s peacekeeping chief said the conflict is now a full-scale civil war.

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