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The food producer has developed more than 480 varieties of wheat, upping production by an estimated 200 million tonnes.
A Damascus neighbourhood, under siege for more than two years, is suffering from a drastic food shortage.
UN World Food Programme texts refugees in Jordanian camps, saying they are no longer eligible for food assistance.
World Bank says Asian countries have capacity to assist in fight against raging epidemic but are doing little.
An estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of food is lost or wasted annually as 800 million people go hungry.
Traders and farmers struggle to cope as restrictions on travel prevent them from doing business and attending to crops.
Conflict has forced hundreds of thousands from their homes as humanitarian relief efforts struggle to cope with numbers.
Clashes break out when security forces quarantine neighbourhood and blockade it with tables, chairs and barbed wire.
Inadequate funding holding back badly needed emergency assistance for refugees as malaria, dysentery claim lives.
World urged not to stand by as aid chiefs say 50,000 children could die from malnutrition in world's worst food crisis.
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As Western stars re-release 1980s charity hit, many Africans say it's a demeaning relic that can do more harm than good.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
 
 
 
 
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