The people of Ethiopia were nearly wiped out by famine in the early 1980s when 400,000 died. Now, the country faces drought and famine again. 85 percent of the people are farmers, and millions are in need of help. The government is seeking aid.
Ethiopia needs $250-million in assista More
As the holiday shopping season begins, hackers are trying to trick users into revealing their private account information. Last week, hackers tried to trick Amazon.com users into handing over their passwords and user names. Last holiday season, eBay and other online shopping websites were attacked. More
A bill proposes awarding 45 percent of Taiwan’s land to the 2 percent of Taiwanese who are indigenous. They have lived on the island for at least 6,000 years. The Han Chinese arrived in the 1940s after the Chinese civil war. Natives fear the bill is being ignored. More
Americans celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday. Most will eat large meals, usually featuring turkey. Some will pray and give thanks. Some will volunteer. Many will relax with family members and friends. And many will watch football games and big parades. More
Nearly 200,000 displaced persons fled to camps in the Democratic Republic of the Congo because of violence in the east. Most people there say land disputes are one of the root causes of the area’s conflicts. Large landowners have been asked to free up more of their land to individual farmers. More
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