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South Carolina bids farewell to late Sen. Hugh Leatherman

Nov. 19, 2021 16:39 PM EST

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — State Sen. Hugh Leatherman, South Carolina’s oldest and most powerful state lawmaker, was remembered Friday as an astute public servant and family man who wielded his considerable power without pomp or pretense. “He was usually the humblest...

Emaciated children in Kabul hospital point to rising hunger

Nov. 08, 2021 09:07 AM EST

KABUL (AP) — In Kabul's main children's hospital, 2½-year-old Guldana is sitting up in her bed, but she’s too exhausted to even open her eyes. Her tiny body is wrapped in a blanket, only her emaciated face showing. She’s one of a growing number of near-starving...

'Heartbreaking' Madagascar is wake-up call to climate crisis

Nov. 02, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The drought-stricken island nation of Madagascar is a ’wake up call” to what the world can expect in coming years due to climate change, the head of the United Nations' food aid agency said Tuesday. David Beasley, executive director of the World Food...

Musk offers $6B if UN shows how it will solve world hunger

Nov. 01, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

Elon Musk, the richest person in the world, says he will sell $6 billion worth of Tesla stock and donate the proceeds to the United Nations’ food agency if it could show how the money would solve world hunger. His statement came after U.N. World Food Programme Executive...

UN: In war, 16 million Yemenis 'marching' toward starvation

Sep. 23, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. food agency is warning that 16 million people in Yemen “are marching towards starvation” and says food rations for millions in the war-torn nation will be cut in October unless new funding arrives. David Beasley said...