number of worlds poorest countries doubled since 1970s un Number of world's poorest countries doubled since 1970s: UN

09:44 | 26/11/2010

The number of very poor countries has doubled in the last 30 to 40 years, while the number of people living in extreme poverty has also grown two-fold, a UN think-tank warned Thursday.

un food agency chief warns against cereal speculators UN food agency chief warns against cereal speculators

13:55 | 08/12/2010

World governments and the private sector must bolster food output to thwart speculators who are pushing up the prices of ...

us airline continental guilty over concorde crash US airline Continental guilty over Concorde crash

11:02 | 07/12/2010

A French court blamed Continental Airlines on Monday for the 2000 Concorde crash in which 113 died, but did not ...

aspirin sharply reduces cancer risk study Aspirin sharply reduces cancer risk: study

10:59 | 07/12/2010

A small, daily dose of aspirin significantly diminishes the risk of death from a wide range of cancers, according to ...

flood chaos in balkans as europe begins to thaw Flood chaos in Balkans as Europe begins to thaw

09:18 | 06/12/2010

An early cold snap slowly released Europe from its icy grip Sunday after days of mayhem and dozens of deaths, ...

colombia rains leave 174 dead 15 million homeless Colombia rains leave 174 dead, 1.5 million homeless

11:00 | 05/12/2010

The toll from weeks of heavy rains across Colombia has risen to 174 people dead and over 1.5 million homeless, ...

severe weather air strike disrupt travel across europe Severe weather, air strike disrupt travel across Europe

09:00 | 05/12/2010

An early cold snap in Europe claimed more lives Saturday, while a wildcat strike by Spanish air traffic controllers added ...

climate kyoto row rocks un talks Climate: Kyoto row rocks UN talks

22:56 | 04/12/2010

UN climate talks in Cancun ran into a storm Friday as a deepening split emerged over the future of the ...

at least 60 dead in europe as snow floods cause havoc At least 60 dead in Europe as snow, floods cause havoc

10:33 | 04/12/2010

A cold snap across Europe has claimed at least 60 lives, authorities said Friday, as snow disrupted transport in Britain ...

Air controllers shut most of Spanish airspace

10:33 | 04/12/2010

Air traffic controllers called in sick en masse and shut down flights across most of Spain on Friday in a ...

climate change to worsen food security un talks told Climate change to worsen food security, UN talks told

10:19 | 04/12/2010

Surging prices for staple foods in 2008 and 2010 may be just a foretaste of the future as the impacts ...

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