Forests are 'key feature' of food security landscape
Full Article BBC News
06 May 2015

By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News 6 May 2015 From the section Science & Environment The study calculates that almost one-in-six people depend on forests for food and income Forests can play a vital role in supplementing global food and nutrition security but this role is currently being overlooked, a report suggests. The study says...

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File - A mixed deciduous forest in Stara Planina, Serbia
photo: Creative Commons / Snežana Trifunović

updated 18 Aug 2012; published 18 Aug 2012
Agroforestry is Food Security in Lombok
updated 25 Feb 2015; published 25 Feb 2015
Organic Banana COOP Drop Off ~ COSTA RICA
updated 13 Mar 2013; published 13 Mar 2013
The Role of Plant Nutrition in Supporting Food Security
updated 17 Mar 2014; published 17 Mar 2014
Seed bank targets food security in Asia
updated 21 May 2012; published 21 May 2012
Community Forest Management
updated 06 Jun 2011; published 06 Jun 2011
Agricultural biodiversity in Bolivia: the heritage for food security
Baltimore mayor calls for federal investigation into police
Full Article Austin American Statesman
06 May 2015

Baltimore's mayor is asking federal investigators to look into whether the city's police department uses a pattern of excessive force or discriminatory policing. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that the community has a "fractured" relationship with police. Her request came a day after new Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited the...

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Police in riot gear line up to enforce a curfew imposed in the aftermath of rioting following Monday's funeral for Freddie Gray, who died in police custody, Friday, May 1, 2015, in Baltimore.
photo: AP / David Goldman

updated 28 Apr 2015; published 28 Apr 2015
Baltimore Riots: Mayor Ordered Police to Stand Down
updated 29 Apr 2015; published 29 Apr 2015
Baltimore Mayor to Police Officials: 'Let Them Loot. It's Only Property"
updated 06 May 2015; published 06 May 2015
Baltimore Mayor Asks DOJ to Investigate Police
updated 30 Apr 2015; published 30 Apr 2015
BOOM! Baltimore Mayor Hand Picked by Obama for Task Force, Plan to Nationalize Police
updated 28 Apr 2015; published 28 Apr 2015
Officers Saying Baltimore Mayor Told Police To Stand Down!
updated 27 Apr 2015; published 27 Apr 2015
WTF! Baltimore Mayor: 'We Made Sure Cops Gave Space for Those Who Wished to Destroy'
Netanyahu's Efforts To Form An Israeli Government Are Going Down To The Wire
Full Article Huffington Post
06 May 2015

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, May 6 (Reuters) - Benjamin Netanyahu, locked in down-to-the-wire coalition talks, faces a midnight deadline to form a government or risk being denied a fourth term as Israel's prime minister. Nearly two months after a convincing election victory, Netanyahu is struggling to build a solid parliamentary majority, with a...

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File - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, right, speak during an event following the first session of the newly-elected Knesset in Jerusalem, Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
photo: AP / Gali Tibbon

updated 14 Mar 2013; published 14 Mar 2013
Netanyahu reaches deal to form new Israel coalition
updated 03 Feb 2013; published 03 Feb 2013
Knesset coalition talks: Benjamin Netanyahu charged with forming new Israeli government
updated 25 Mar 2015; published 25 Mar 2015
Netanyahu Set for Go-ahead to Form Israel's Next Government
updated 04 Mar 2013; published 04 Mar 2013
Two more weeks for Israeli coalition talks: parties still struggling to form new government
updated 02 Mar 2013; published 02 Mar 2013
Netanyahu Gets 14 More Days To Form New Israeli Government
updated 03 Feb 2013; published 03 Feb 2013
Knesset coalition talks underway: Netanyahu officially invited form new Israeli government
Kerry hopes to win pause in Yemen war as he heads to talks
Full Article Seattle Post
06 May 2015

DJIBOUTI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he hopes to secure a pause in Yemen's war as he prepared for talks in Saudi Arabia Wednesday, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that already has neighboring countries bracing for a mass exodus of refugees. At a news conference in Djibouti, a...

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a statement to the U.S. and Somali media in Mogadishu, Somalia, on May 6, 2015.
photo: US DoS

updated 05 Feb 2015; published 05 Feb 2015
John Kerry to hold talks in Ukraine, as US mulls arms supplies: World News
updated 22 Mar 2015; published 22 Mar 2015
Report: American is of of the medical students in Syria
updated 05 Apr 2015; published 05 Apr 2015
Zarif stresses benefits to Iran of framework nuclear deal
updated 03 Apr 2015; published 03 Apr 2015
Iran, world powers reach initial deal on reining in Tehran's nuclear program
updated 02 Mar 2015; published 02 Mar 2015
Iran’s foreign minister calls for a global fight against Islamophobia
updated 08 Apr 2015; published 08 Apr 2015
Excerpt: Kerry warns Iran over involvement in Yemen
Andreas Lubitz, Co-Pilot On Doomed Germanwings Jet, Reportedly Did A Practice Run Before Crash
Full Article Huffington Post
06 May 2015

PARIS (AP) — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 4525 tried a controlled descent on the previous flight that morning to Barcelona before the plane crashed into a mountainside in March on its way back to Germany, French air accident investigators said in a new report...

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In this March 26, 2015 file photo, rescue workers work on debris of the Germanwings jet at the crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, France. The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 4525 tried a controlled descent on the previous flight that morning to Barcelona before the plane crashed into a mountainside in March on its way back to Germany
photo: AP / Laurent Cipriani

updated 26 Mar 2015; published 26 Mar 2015
Andreas Lubitz: What we know about the Germanwings co-pilot
updated 06 May 2015; published 06 May 2015
Report: Co-pilot had rehearsed descent on previous flight
updated 26 Mar 2015; published 26 Mar 2015
Alps Plane Crash: 28 Years Old Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz brought down the plane
updated 27 Mar 2015; published 27 Mar 2015
Germanwings Flight 9525 co-pilot "hid his illness"
updated 24 Mar 2015; published 24 Mar 2015
Germanwings Pilot Andreas Lubitz Sought Treatment for Vision Problems Before Crash, Authorities Say
updated 27 Mar 2015; published 27 Mar 2015
Germanwings flight crash: the final 10 minutes of the deadly descent

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The Guardian
Judge orders UN to lift suspension of Anders Kompass, who leaked internal UN report on alleged aubse of children by French troops in Central African Republic ...
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A Ludicrous Platform The “je suis Charlie” protests became an overnight sensation throughout the world, as millions of people stood up, presumably to support the right to free...
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The Guardian
After upsetting Latino voters, frontrunner surprises with progressive checklist – and prods Republicans with threat of new executive action to ‘go even further’ ...

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Saeed Jalili, meets with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012.
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Syrian President Bashar Assad acknowledged Wednesday what he said were recent “setbacks” in the war against insurgents trying to topple him, promising a comeback by his troops still entangled in heavy fighting. The rare admission of...
photo: AP / SANA
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, March 28, 2010
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was racing against the clock Wednesday to put together a governing coalition or else face an almost unimaginable scenario by which he would be forced out of office. Netanyahu was holding...
photo: AP / //Ronen Zvulun
Pro-Russian gunmen take positions near the airport, outside Donetsk, Ukraine, on Monday, May 26, 2014
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KIEV (Reuters) - Five Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 12 injured over the past 24 hours despite a ceasefire deal, Ukraine's military said on Wednesday, describing a worsening situation in separatist eastern territories. The deaths came...
photo: AP / Vadim Ghirda
File - Peacekeepers of the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), MONUSCO, are shown on patrol in Bunagana, a town in the country’s North Kivu province, during efforts with Government forces to secure the area against rebel attacks. Much of the Kivu provinces have recently seen intense fighting by the M23 rebel group and other militias, 23 May, 2012.
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6 May 2015 From the section Africa More than 20,000 UN peacekeepers are based in DR Congo Two Tanzanian peacekeepers with the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been killed in an ambush near the city of Beni, the UN has said....
photo: UN / Sylvain Liechti
Garden in Vaugirard, or the Painter's Family in the Garden in Rue Carcel, (1881) Gauguin's relationship with Van Gogh was rocky. Gauguin had shown an early interest in Impressionism, and the two shared bouts of depression and suicidal tendencies
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NEW YORK — A painting Vincent van Gogh created while briefly working side by side with his friend Paul Gauguin in the south of France brought in $66.3 million at auction Tuesday. "The Allee of Alyscamps" was offered at Sotheby's impressionist and...
photo: Creative Commons / Eloquence
File - Governor Mike Huckabee speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.
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HOPE, Ark. - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Tuesday became the sixth Republican to formally enter the 2016 presidential contest, stressing his humble roots and traditional values. Huckabee announced his second bid for the White House here in...
photo: Creative Commons / Gage Skidmore
Burundian president Pierre Nkurunziza, right, casts his vote at a polling station in his hometown of Mumba in Ngozi province, northern Burundi.
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Burundi’s Constitutional Court says it has approved President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term. The statement came on Tuesday as dozens of protesters marched in the capital Bujumbura to say they would “never accept” a campaign they call...
photo: AP / Sylvain Liechti