Asia Pacific Nov 19, 2017

Inujured North Korean defector's parasites and diet hint at tough life

Parasitic worms found in a North Korean soldier, critically injured during a desperate defection, highlight nutrition and hygiene problems that experts say have plagued the isolated country for decades. At a briefing on Wednesday, lead surgeon Lee Cook-jong displayed photos showing dozens of flesh-colored parasites ...

Hunger rises in South Sudan amid 'man-made tragedy'

World Nov 6, 2017

Hunger rises in South Sudan amid 'man-made tragedy'

Harvest season is bringing little relief to millions of hungry people in South Sudan as conflict and hyperinflation have pushed malnutrition to critical levels that could put many lives at risk, food security experts warned on Monday. More than 1.1 million children under five children ...