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Microsoft, Amazon, Google join fight to prevent famine

FAM will provide early warning signs to identify food crises that could become famines, and trigger pre-arranged funding plans to allow early intervention.
September 24, 2018
Some 2,800 North Carolina National Guardsmen were actively aiding rescue and relief efforts Sunday with another 1,000 on standby.
September 17, 2018
Robots will handle 52 percent of current work tasks by 2025, a World Economic Forum study says.
September 17, 2018
The landslide buried an emergency shelter which was being used by miners and their families in the town.
September 17, 2018
Iraq has been an initial victim of the US sanctions re-imposed on neighboring Iran, which it relies on for cheap imports.
September 12, 2018
Briefing from the Oval Office, President Donald Trump urged people to heed orders to evacuate, saying "if you are asked to leave, get out."
September 12, 2018
The death toll from a suicide attack on Afghan protesters has soared to 68, officials said Wednesday, as violence flares across the country ahead of elections and a key Islamic holy day.
September 12, 2018
Nike's unexpected move this week to feature Colin Kaepernick in a major ad campaign met instant condemnation in some circles, with critics destroying their Nike garb in protest.
September 09, 2018
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the quake-hit northern region of Hokkaido Sunday, as officials confirmed two more deaths bringing the toll to 37.
September 09, 2018
Ahead of legislative elections on September 9, here is some background about the Scandinavian country.
September 03, 2018
The 29.9-billion-rupee ($430-million) "Statue of Unity" overlooking the isolated Sardar Sarovar Dam is a pet project of Modi.
September 03, 2018
Leading journalists from more than 20 countries join a call for European MPs to approve a controversial media reform aimed at forcing internet giants to pay for news content.
August 28, 2018
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a tweet said that more than 130,000 flood-hit houses had been cleaned, or nearly a third of those affected.
August 26, 2018
A hoarse sound abruptly wakes visitors staying at a floating house that serves as a base for environmentalists on the Jaraua river in the Amazon rainforest.
August 16, 2018
The death toll from floods in India's tourist hotspot of Kerala increased to 77 on Thursday, as torrential rainfall threatened new areas, officials told AFP.
August 16, 2018
Gunmen launched an attack on an intelligence training centre in Kabul early Thursday, officials said, just a day after a suicide bomber killed dozens of students in the war-weary city.
August 16, 2018
As dry conditions and high temperatures persist, there are growing concerns about the spring and summer crops that will be harvested later this year.
August 12, 2018
A 12-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed eight people in mountainous eastern Indonesia, authorities said Sunday.
August 12, 2018
A South Carolina company plans to lay off most of its workers because of the tariff war that President Trump has initiated with China.
August 09, 2018
Life at the Komik monastery, which is over 500 years old, has been affected by climate change and varying levels of snowfall.
August 07, 2018
A wave of US sanctions kicks in against Iran on Tuesday, cementing Washington's hard line against Tehran after President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear pact.
August 06, 2018
The Gilis are three coral-fringed tropical islands popular with backpackers and divers, a few kilometres off the northwest coast of the larger Lombok island.
August 06, 2018
Ninety-five percent of the world's lemur population is "on the brink of extinction," making them the most endangered primates on Earth, a leading conservation group said.
August 02, 2018
Evacuation orders are still in place across Bago, Karen, Mon and Taninthari provinces with 36 dams and reservoirs overflowing, according to state media.
August 02, 2018
Hundreds of commuters and holidaymakers were evacuated from one of Paris' busiest metro lines on Tuesday evening after a power failure halted the driverless trains.
August 01, 2018
Canadian armed forces officially launched their peacekeeping mission in restive northern Mali Tuesday, marking Ottawa's return to the blue helmets after more than a decade.
August 01, 2018
At least 85 people were injured after an Aeromexico flight crashed on takeoff during a heavy hail storm in northern Mexico, engulfing the plane in flames, officials said.
August 01, 2018
The US imposed 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese products earlier this month, with plans to add another $16 billion of imports on Tuesday.
August 01, 2018
The scientists say their findings could have implications for astrobiology and cryomedicine.
July 30, 2018
Spain said Saturday it had rescued more than 1,200 migrants from the sea in two days as the country's interior minister called for a European-wide solution to illegal immigration.
July 29, 2018