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Pakistan's flood victims frustrated with medical care

Victims of Pakistan's floods on Tuesday queued at hospitals where scant resources were available to treat a rising number of patients. Aid agencies fear disease, food shortages and malnutrition may create new crises as people head back to their shattered tow

Oxfam charity workers killed in Afghanistan

Three aid workers with British humanitarian group Oxfam have been killed by a roadside bomb in northern Afghanistan, the charity said on Tuesday. It said in a statement two Afghan staff members and a community volunteer were killed in the remote mountainous region of Badakhshan. "They died in a roadside bomb attack," an Oxfam spokeswoman said. Violence in Afghanistan is at its worst since Afghan arme

Rwanda considers pulling peacekeepers from Darfur

Rwanda is considering pulling out all its troops from United Nations peacekeeping missions, starting with Darfur, after a leaked draft U.N. report said Rwandan troops may have committed genocide in Congo. The Central African

Four Israelis killed on eve of Mideast summit

Four Israeli settlers were shot dead in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday in an attack that Islamist Palestinian group Hamas said was its first assault on Middle East peace talks due to start on Wednesday i

Climate change, human failing behind Pakistan floods

Global warming might be one explanation for Pakistan's devastating floods, but scientists believe poor land management, outdated irrigation systems and logging are at least as much to blame. Flooding has battered Pakistan since the onset of heavy monsoon rains a month ago, aff

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