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  • Philippine children stunted by malnutrition: welfare report
    Philippine children stunted by malnutrition: welfare report

    Children in the Philippines suffer from "sub-Saharan levels" of malnutrition that stunts growth in a people who have traditionally been considered short because of genetics, a campaign group said Thursday. Although economic growth has surged in recent years, chronic malnutrition means the country has more stunted children than Ethiopia or the Republic of Congo, the Save the Children Fund said in a new report. "The assumption has always been that Filipinos are just genetically short but what …

  • Outrage after three journalists killed in Philippines
    Outrage after three journalists killed in Philippines

    Three journalists in the Philippines have been shot dead just days apart, press groups said Tuesday, as they warned of further media bloodshed without serious government action. The nation of 100 million people has long been one of the world’s most dangerous places for journalists, with powerful figures able to kill critics in the knowledge they will rarely face punishment. "We call on President Benigno Aquino to give top priority to swiftly resolving these egregious cases," said Shawn …

  • Filipino wins Magsaysay award for work to save ancient dance
    Filipino wins Magsaysay award for work to save ancient dance

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Amid the chimes of gongs, Ligaya Fernando Amilbangsa teaches a group of women and children the mystical moves of a centuries-old dance form she has struggled to save from oblivion in the Philippines' restive south. …

  • Bolivia: Air Force captain found with large load of cocaine

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A senior Bolivian official says an air force captain has been detained as he tried to take off from near the Peru border with 362 kilograms (796 pounds) of cocaine in his plane. …

  • San Diego firm recalls cucumbers after salmonella outbreak

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California company is recalling its cucumbers after a salmonella outbreak that's sickened 285 people in 27 states and killed a San Diego woman. …

  • Between hope and despair, migrants board buses for Austria
    Between hope and despair, migrants board buses for Austria

    "You don't have to go if you don't want to." He moves quickly through the "Transit Zone," the chaotic dirty labyrinth below Budapest's Keleti train station that has been home to thousands of refugees and migrants from Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and 50 other countries Some have been there days, some weeks. It is the camp of the 1,200-strong group who set out from Keleti at noon to walk to Austria. …

  • Longest Polish river reveals secrets amid drought
    Longest Polish river reveals secrets amid drought

    Archaeologists are having a field day in Poland's longest river, the Vistula, which because of a drought has hit a record low water level allowing them to uncover a treasure trove of historic artifacts. "There are pieces of marble and stoneware and fragments of fountains, window sills, columns, concrete slabs, cannonballs," said Hubert Kowalski, a researcher at Warsaw University's archaeological institute. Dressed in orange and green rubber hip waders, the archaeologists slosh around the …

  • Clinton: I didn't 'stop and think' about email system
    Clinton: I didn't 'stop and think' about email system

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday her use of a private email system at the State Department wasn't the "best choice" and acknowledged she didn't "stop and think" about her email set-up when she became President Barack Obama's secretary of state in 2009. …

  • Oregon judge refuses to perform same-sex marriages

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Marion County Judge Vance Day is being investigated by a judicial fitness commission in part over his refusal to perform same-sex marriages on religious grounds, a spokesman for the judge said Friday. …

  • Japan town near damaged nuclear plant lifts evacuation order
    Japan town near damaged nuclear plant lifts evacuation order

    NARAHA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese town of Naraha on Saturday lifted a 2011 evacuation order that sent all its 7,400 residents away after the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant was crippled by a tsunami and spread contamination. …