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For babies in SE Asia disasters, breast is best - experts

After each typhoon, earthquake or flood in disaster-prone Southeast Asia, well-meaning individuals and groups donate infant formula, not realising the dangers it can pose to children in a crisis, aid workers say.

Obama plans 250 more U.S. troops for Syria, boosting force to 300

President Barack Obama will announce on Monday he plans to send as many as 250 additional U.S. troops to Syria, a sharp increase in the American presence working with local Syrian forces fighting Islamic State militants, U.S. officials said.

Days of looting in Venezuela

Venezuela struggles with days of looting, following widespread shortages in energy and basic goods.
April 29, 2016 | 08:12 am GMT+7

Six weeks after quake, Ecuador still in clean up mode

Clean up continues in Ecuador six weeks after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the South American country.
May 30, 2016 | 10:02 am GMT+7

A rush for food amid Venezuelan shortages

Scuffles break out just outside a supermarket in Caracas where locals desperate for basic goods rush the doors.
June 11, 2016 | 10:15 am GMT+7

Turkish troops kill 11 Syrians trying to cross border

Turkish border guards shot dead at least 11 Syrians, mostly from one family, as they tried to cross into Turkey from northwestern Syria, activists and a monitoring group said on Sunday.
June 20, 2016 | 09:14 am GMT+7

Greece's bailout funds released; EU's Juncker hails Greek efforts

Greece got more than 7 billion euros in bailout funds on Tuesday after a review of the country's progress in implementing economic reforms, the head of the euro zone's bailout fund told reporters in Athens.
June 21, 2016 | 06:33 pm GMT+7

Hungary investigates police in case of drowned migrant

Hungarian prosecutors have opened an investigation into whether police can be held criminally responsible for abuse over the death of a Syrian migrant who drowned in the Tisza river as he was trying to cross into Hungary from Serbia this month.
June 22, 2016 | 08:20 am GMT+7

Half Europeans fear, resent refugees

A survey found about half of Europeans fear the arrival of refugees.
July 12, 2016 | 09:17 am GMT+7

Ukraine-Russia tensions escalate, Moscow announces war games in the Black Sea

Moscow says Ukraine planned "terrorist acts" in Crimea.
August 12, 2016 | 08:30 am GMT+7

Death toll rises to 52 after migrant boat capsizes off Egypt

Egyptians, Eritreans, Somalis, Sudanese were aboard
September 23, 2016 | 08:12 am GMT+7

Hurricane Matthew killed at least 283 in Haiti, corpse in street, no aid

Anger grows in hurricane-hit town.
October 07, 2016 | 08:35 am GMT+7

Trump orders military strikes against Assad airbase in Syria

'American aggression' had targeted a Syrian military base with a number of missiles, said Syrian state TV.
April 07, 2017 | 10:19 am GMT+7

Russia warns of serious consequences from US strike in Syria

Missile strikes in Syria opened up a rift between Moscow and Washington.
April 08, 2017 | 08:48 am GMT+7

UK defense minister: Russia responsible by proxy for Syria chemical deaths

At least 70 people died in what the United States says was a chemical weapons attack in rebel-held Syria. 
April 09, 2017 | 04:14 pm GMT+7
 
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