Half a billion Asians crammed into urban slums: aid group
Asian countries must strive to provide decent
housing for more than half a billion urban slum dwellers left behind
by the regionís robust but uneven economic growth, an international
aid group said.
Sea may swallow Maldives if global warming unchecked
His Indian Ocean island cluster is a magnet for
Hollywood stars such as Tom Cruise, but the Maldives may disappear
within generations unless world leaders urgently combat climate
change, President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom warns.
Over 130 killed in second deadliest attack since Iraq invasion
A suicide bomber blew up his Mercedes truck in a
Baghdad market killing over 130 people in the second deadliest
attack since the US-led invasion of 2003.