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World 31 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Fewer child soldiers, many still brutally vulnerable

LONDON (Reuters) - The end of brutal wars in West Africa and global efforts to halt recruitment have cut the number of child soldiers, but experts say vulnerable boys and girls are still forced into battle from Latin American to Asia.

World 31 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Taliban issue another deadline on Korean hostages

KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban movement in Afghanistan has set 0730 GMT Wednesday as another deadline for the remaining 21 South Korean hostages, a Taliban spokesman said on Tuesday a day after the Taliban shot dead a second captive.

World 31 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Fewer child soldiers, many still brutally vulnerable

LONDON (Reuters) - The end of brutal wars in West Africa and global efforts to halt recruitment have cut the number of child soldiers, but experts say vulnerable boys and girls are still forced into battle from Latin American to Asia.

World 20 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Worldwide floods show lessons still need learning

LONDON (Reuters) - As communities around the world battle the worst floods in living memory, experts warn such events may become more frequent due to climate change and that lessons still need to be learnt to limit losses.

World 20 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Worldwide floods show lessons still need learning

LONDON (Reuters) - As communities around the world battle the worst floods in living memory, experts warn such events may become more frequent due to climate change and that lessons still need to be learnt to limit losses.

World 20 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Light quake causes no damage near San Francisco

ALBANY, Calif. (Reuters) - A light 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit northern California near Oakland early on Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, causing shaking that woke up many residents but no significant damage.

World 13 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Violence-hit Palestinians face soaring debts - Oxfam

LONDON (Reuters) - Battered by spiralling violence, Palestinians are also facing soaring personal debts and three quarters have nothing left to sell to meet personal needs, aid agency Oxfam said on Wednesday, urging donors to resume funding.

World 13 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Senior Iraqi journalist kidnapped in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A senior Iraqi journalist was kidnapped on Wednesday in Baghdad, police said, in the latest attack against the media in Iraq.

World 13 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Violence-hit Palestinians face soaring debts - Oxfam

LONDON (Reuters) - Battered by spiralling violence, Palestinians are also facing soaring personal debts and three quarters have nothing left to sell to meet personal needs, aid agency Oxfam said on Wednesday, urging donors to resume funding.

World 13 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Senior Iraqi journalist kidnapped in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A senior Iraqi journalist was kidnapped on Wednesday in Baghdad, police said, in the latest attack against the media in Iraq.

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