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Doctors and staff from UNICEF treat a malnourished child in Port Sudan, Sudan, on April 17.
WORLD / Society
Jun 6, 2024
Over 1 in 4 children under age 5 live in 'severe' food poverty, UNICEF says
Malnutrition due to limited access to a variety of foods can lead to emaciation, a state of being abnormally thin that can be fatal.
People protest in support of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip at the headquarters of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, on Oct 18, 2023.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 3, 2024
ICJ is collateral damage in dysfunctional global system, experts say
That countries comply with its rulings — or not — based on their own double standards is hamstringing the international court adjudicating disputes between nations.
A restaurant worker fries falafel balls as another prepares a flatbread sandwich along a market street in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday.
WORLD / Society
Apr 24, 2024
Aid workers worried over looming Rafah invasion
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said repeatedly that Israel will press ahead with the threatened assault on Rafah.
Russia's Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya described the panel as unjustified in the absence of an annual review to assess and potentially modify the sanctions on North Korea.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 29, 2024
Russian veto ends monitoring of U.N.'s North Korea sanctions
Ukraine's foreign minister called the veto "a guilty plea" amid allegations that Pyongyang is aiding Moscow in its war against Kyiv.
A mother carries her child inside her burnt house, following a wildfire in Bejaia, Algeria, on July 25
WORLD / Society
Oct 6, 2023
Tens of millions of children uprooted by climate disasters
Weather disasters fueled by climate change sparked 43.1 million child displacements from 2016 to 2021, the U.N. Children's Fund has warned.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 20, 2023
67 million children missed out on vaccines because of COVID-19, UNICEF says
Vaccine coverage among children declined in 112 countries and the percentage of children vaccinated worldwide slipped 5 points to 81%.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 1, 2023
NGOs slam missed chance to prevent seabed mining
As two weeks of negotiations concluded over possible environmental rules restricting large-scale mining of the seabed, NGOs voiced fear that industry may soon be given the green light.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 19, 2023
Concerns and impatience over mining the world's seabeds
Opponents say the International Seabed Authority has contradictory missions: protect the sea floor while also managing companies determined to extract resources from it.
EDITORIALS
Oct 16, 2010
NHK reporter crosses the line
Public broadcaster NHK announced Oct. 8 that a reporter in its news department's sports section warned a Japan Sumo Association official that the Metropolitan Police Department would conduct raids on sumo stables to search for evidence indicating that sumo wrestlers had gambled on professional baseball...

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world