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  • Drugs rotting on the vine

    Drugs rotting on the vine
    With Ebola threatening the world's populations, there is a new urgency to find therapies. Bringing naturally occurring pharmaceuticals to market should be a priority for our nation because drugs derived from nature are astonishingly successful. The United States' policy and law, however, strongly discourage prospecting for drugs in nature.
  • Prominent defector says North Korea has taken his father hostage

    SEOUL (Reuters) - A prominent North Korean defector who has advocated U.N. action to stop the country's human rights abuses said on Tuesday authorities have taken his father hostage in a campaign to discredit his story of survival and escape from a prison...

    After Bashir nomination, Sudan voter registration begins under cloud of apathy

    KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan began registration on Tuesday for its first elections since the south of the country won independence, but many voters said they would ignore polls they believe are guaranteed to extend the 25-year rule of President Omar...

    U.N. sees signs of North Korea softening in human rights dialogue

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea is showing signs of a willingness to discuss the human rights situation in the country, possibly as a result of pressure created by a U.N. inquiry that accused Pyongyang of crimes against humanity, a U.N....

    Jordan warns settlements may 'imperil' treaty with Israel

    TEL AVIV Israel (Reuters) - Jordan warned Israel on Sunday their peace treaty would be threatened by continued Jewish settlement building on occupied land sought by the Palestinians and any change to the religious status of a key Muslim shrine in...