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Factbox: How the shutdown affects the US
The effects will be felt in various ways, some of them acute, others barely noticeable.
Last updated: 02 Oct 2013 00:01 GMT
US says food prices to soar due to drought
The Department of Agriculture predicts an above-normal food price inflation in 2013 as drought hits half of the US.
Last updated: 26 Jul 2012 00:11 GMT
US corn crops hit by drought
Natural disaster declared in 26 states as drought and record-setting heat wave wither crops and drive up prices.
Last updated: 14 Jul 2012 01:12 GMT
The militarisation of poverty in Africa
Increasing the rewards for those forces able to capture the state, by any means necessary, inevitably leads to war.
Toby Leon Moorsom
Last updated: 29 May 2012 21:19 GMT
US says 'no risk' from new mad cow case
World's top beef exporter scrambles to reassure global consumers after discovery of first case of disease since 2006.
Last updated: 25 Apr 2012 19:45 GMT
Cow in US tests positive for BSE
A cow has tested positive for mad cow disease in the United States, the US Department of Agriculture announced.
Last updated: 11 Jun 2005 08:38 GMT
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The white 'saviours' of the Arabs
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
Pakistan mulls tighter controls on madrassas
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
Unravelling culture in Iraq's Kurdish region
Weaving and handicrafts are being re-taught to a younger generation of Iraqi Kurds, but not without challenges.
Surviving the post-employment economy
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
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Armenian 'genocide': Turkey has lost the battle of truth
South Sudan's massacre among many
Marx's last stand: Eastern Ukraine
Libya and the ICC: Courting chaos and confusion
Crimea, Nagorno-Karabakh and the Gordian Knot
Diba Nigar Goksel
Antagonising Iran: A strategic miscalculation?
Seyed Mohammad Marandi
In Pictures: Myanmar's opium hotspot
A rebel militia in Myanmar's Shan state has been cracking down on drug production.
In Pictures: The Boston Marathon
Runners compete in race where last year a bombing left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
In Pictures: Recounting horror of Rana Plaza
Suffering continues for survivors and victims’ families a year after the building collapsed in Dhaka.
Three years since the start of the uprising, nine million people have been displaced by fighting.
Egypt in Turmoil
An in-depth look at Egypt's ongoing political crisis.
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