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UN official warns Yemen could face brink of famine again

Jan. 16, 2020 5:03 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — War-battered Yemen could face the threat of famine again because of the rapid depreciation of its currency and disruptions to salary payments, a senior U.N. humanitarian official warned the Security Council on Thursday. At the same time, the U.N. special envoy for Yemen reported a...

A Viking-era runic stone in front of the Rok Church near the Lake Vattern and the town of Odeshog, Sweden, Thursday Jan. 9, 2020. The stone dated to the 9th century could have been raised out of fear of a climate disaster, says a new study. (Jeppe Gustafsson/TT via AP)

Viking-era runestone may reflect fears of a climate disaster

Jan. 9, 2020 12:11 PM EST

Stockholm (AP) — The writing on a famous Viking-era runestone may reflect fears of an approaching climate disaster in 9th century Scandinavia, according to new research by a team of Swedish academics. The Rok stone, located near Lake Vattern in central Sweden, carries what is believed to be the longest...

FILE - In this July 23, 2018 file photo, a truck carries aid on a road in Aden, Yemen. The U.N. says that a dozen humanitarian organizations in war-torn southern Yemen have suspended their work after a string of targeted attacks. Meanwhile, the country's rebel-led health ministry announced on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, that severe outbreaks of swine flu and dengue fever have killed close to 200 people since October. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)

UN condemns attack that killed 17 civilians in north Yemen

Dec. 26, 2019 8:30 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations has condemned the shelling of a busy market that killed at least 17 people earlier this week in northern Yemen, a region which has been under control of Yemen's Iran-backed rebels known as Houthis. The office of the U.N. human rights coordinator in Yemen did not say who was...

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles walk behind the Imperial State Crown as they arrive in the chamber for the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London, Thursday Dec. 19, 2019. Queen Elizabeth II will formally open a new session of Britain's Parliament on Thursday, with a speech giving the first concrete details of what Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to do with his commanding House of Commons majority. (Aaron Chown, Pool via AP)

UK's Johnson unveils legislative plan to end Brexit deadlock

Dec. 19, 2019 12:20 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson signaled an end to Britain’s era of Brexit deadlock Thursday, announcing a packed legislative program intended to take the U.K. out of the European Union on Jan. 31, overhaul everything from fishing to financial services and shore up the country’s...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 file photo, village women receive aid from the charity organisation, Oxfam International, at a distribution centre in Chirumhanzi about 250 Kilometers South east of Harare. The United Nations says about half of Zimbabwe’s population faces severe hunger amid a devastating drought and economic collapse. The World Food Program notes a “vicious cycle of skyrocketing malnutrition that’s hitting women and children hardest.” More than 7 million people overall are in need. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)

UN says half of Zimbabwe’s people face severe hunger

Dec. 3, 2019 8:44 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — About half of Zimbabwe’s population faces severe hunger amid a devastating drought and economic collapse, the United Nations said Tuesday, noting a “vicious cycle of skyrocketing malnutrition that’s hitting women and children hardest.” The World Food...