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Impoverished and isolated North Korea has long invested heavily in its defense programs, even as its people suffer hunger and deprivation. North Korea's rocket launch Wednesday cost about $480 million, South Korean officials estimated before the launch....
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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — U.S. diplomats evacuated from the capital of the Central African Republic on Friday, the State Department reported, after a coalition of rebel groups swept across the country in recent days, seizing towns and diamond...
Tags: France, Chad, Francois Hollande, Congo, Rebellions
In Myanmar, thousands of people ejected from their homes as violence flared this year between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims are living in “dire” conditions without jobs, schooling or the freedom to leave, the United Nations...
The United Nations and its partners are seeking donations of more than $1.5 billion to aid Syrians inside and outside the battered country over the next six months as the chill of winter descends, the biggest appeal it has ever launched for such a crisis....
World NowMali crisis: As Mali remains wracked by infighting and has failed to reverse a takeover of the north, the number of people pushed out of their homes has soared and more children are being recruited as fighters, United Nations agencies warn....
World NowNorth Korea is willing to accept aid from South Korea after devastating floods left scores dead and tens of thousands homeless, South Korean officials said Monday. But exactly what the country will get and how has yet to be decided. If the two countries...
World NowLawmakers overwhelmingly elected an academic and civic activist as president of Somalia on Monday, in a United Nations-backed effort to put the country's lawless past behind it and forge the first stable central government in more than two decades....
World NowSomalia's presidential newcomer faces a mammoth job: While international leaders on Tuesday urged Somalia’s new president to move swiftly to establish an inclusive government in order to rebuild his ruined nation, the Islamic militia that controls...
World NowAs Malala Yousafzai lay in a Pakistani hospital recovering from gunshot wounds, the United Nations on Thursday marked its first International Day of the Girl Child....
Every year, health organizations spend millions in the developing world attacking the iron-deficiency disorder known as anemia. They pay special attention to pregnant women, a population highly vulnerable to the disease. Every year, though, 115,000 of...
Maryland health officials want the state's hospitals to play a larger role in encouraging mothers to breast-feed in the crucial hours after they give birth, as growing evidence points to the health benefits of feeding babies human milk. The Maryland...
Framework“reFramed” is a feature showcasing fine art photography and vision-forward photojournalism. It is curated by Los Angeles Times staff photographer Barbara Davidson. twitter@photospice Alessio Romanzi was born in Colle Sant'Angelo, a small...
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