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5 Epic Failures of North Korean Science and Industry

North Korea’s belligerent threats, claims of military supremacy, and claims of an official ideology based on independence and personal achievement are difficult to square with the endless series of horrifying blunders by the regime in Pyongyang.

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un has threatened ever more missile tests and had boasted this week that the firing of an intermediate-range Hwasong-12 over Japan was a mere "curtain-raiser"

Aleppo Aid Stuck as Syria Truce Ends

Two 20-truck aid convoys destined for eastern Aleppo with enough supplies to feed 185,000 people for a month are still stuck in Turkey, hours after a ceasefire in Syria expired.

A member of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) drives a truck as a convoy of SARC and United Nations' vehicles arrives in the rebel-held area of Harasta on the northeastern outskirts of the capital Damascus on August 29, 2016. / AFP / AMER ALMOHIBANY (Photo credit should read AMER …

UN Eyes Tax on Football Tickets to Fund Humanitarian Aid

UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) (AFP) –  A UN study of new sources of financing for its multi-billion-dollar aid operations is recommending a voluntary tax on football matches or concerts as one option to raise funds. The report released Sunday in Dubai

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Exposé Calls Out Celebrities For Abusing AID Workers

It is common for Hollywood celebrities and other stars to invest time in charitable causes. But once the cameras are off, the unsung heroes of international famine and despair quickly find out who really cares, and who forgot to leave their ego on the private jet.

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Eighty Percent of Yemenis Dependent on Humanitarian Aid as Starvation, Dengue Fever Ravage Civilians

Nearly 80% of Yemen’s civilian population is dependent on humanitarian aid for food and water, while six million are believed to be suffering “severe” hunger, and up to 8,000 people may have contracted Dengue fever. This is the dire portrait of a war-torn nation the United Nations presented this week, as fighting between Shiite Houthi rebels and supporters of Sunni President Hadi and Saudi Arabia continue to struggle for power.

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Turkey Enters Yemeni Fray with ‘Humanitarian Aid’ After Condemning Iranian Intervention

The Turkish Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday that the nation had already begun sending “humanitarian aid” relief packages to refugees fleeing the war-torn nation of Yemen, and that it was preparing to continue sending food and medicine to the region. It marks the first Turkish presence in a war in which Iran and Saudi Arabia are both backing opposite sides of a civil war.

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Israel Leading International Efforts to Treat Victims of Deadly Nepal Earthquake

Israel, a country of only 8 million people, has the second largest foreign volunteer force (behind India) in assisting Nepalese victims of Saturday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake. An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) delegation of over 250 doctors and humanitarian workers touched down in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, on Tuesday to provide treatment for those injured by the deadly quake.

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