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Number of hungry people worldwide drops below 800 million: U.N.

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By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of people in the world still going to bed hungry 15 years after the U.N. placed eradicating hunger and extreme poverty at the top of its Millennium Development Goals has dropped to 795 million, according to...(more) 



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Shareholders press for board voice on climate at Exxon, Chevron

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By Anna Driver HOUSTON (Reuters) - Progressive shareholders are pushing to add directors with climate change expertise to the boards of Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp, arguing the largest U.S. oil companies need more depth of knowledge to navigate environmental issues. Climate and greenhouse gas...(more) 



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2 people working with phone companies shot in Indian Kashmir

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SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say suspected separatists in Indian-controlled Kashmir have fatally shot a man in the latest attack on mobile phone companies. 



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Western U.S. drought seen raising food prices: Reuters/Ipsos poll

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The poll, conducted May 18 to 22, also found strong support for certain water conservation efforts that might be aimed at the general public in drought-stricken states. The governor of Washington state has declared a drought emergency even as Nevada, parts of Oregon and other western...(more) 



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Iran says nuclear talks with powers might be extended past June 30

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A self-imposed deadline of June 30 for Iran and six major powers to reach a final nuclear deal to resolve a decade-long standoff may be extended, Iran's state TV reported. "The deadline might be extended and the talks might continue after the June 30," Iranian senior...(more) 



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Israel, Palestinians pull back after Gaza exchange of fire

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By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel and Palestinian militants appeared to be pulling back on Wednesday from further hostilities after Israel responded with air strikes to a rocket attack from the Gaza Strip. No casualties were reported on either side of the border, and Israeli...(more) 



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Xiaomi tests online European market with small accessories

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(Reuters) - Xiaomi [XTC.UL], China's largest smartphone maker, is testing the European market with its online store offering fitness bands, headphones and power banks in France, Germany and the UK. Xiaomi, whose products on Mi.com start at $10, said it does not plan to sell major...(more) 



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A Seattle high school is taking birth control access to the next level

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This is part 2 of our first-hand look at reproductive health access for teen girls in our home state of Washington. Read our introduction to the series here. Chief Sealth International is a Seattle public school in the diverse neighborhood of Delridge, on the southwest...(more) 



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Rangers win to force Game 7

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Derek Brassard had a hat trick and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 36 shots in another season-saving performance as the New York Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning, 7-3, Tuesday night in Tampa, Fla., to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals. 

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G7 finance chiefs meet with growth problem to fix

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DRESDEN, Germany (Reuters) - Little more than a gentlemen's club in recent years, G7 finance ministers and central bankers have their work cut out this week to revive stuttering global growth and defuse tensions over China's claims to economic power.  



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Trial shows virus treatment effective against skin cancer

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A genetically modified herpes virus was effective in fighting skin cancer by infecting and destroying cancer cells as well as triggering an immune response, according to results of a clinical trial released on Tuesday. It was the first time an advanced-stage trial of this type of...(more) 



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Colombian military kills 5 FARC rebels in strike

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The Colombian military killed at least five FARC guerrillas in the northwest of the country Monday, part of a new offensive that has challenged ongoing peace talks with the rebel group. The government has intensified military operations against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in...(more) 



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