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Wall Built to Hide Slum From Anti-Poverty Conference

Move 'just a little fixing up,' Philippine government says

(Newser) - Delegates attending an international anti-poverty conference in Manila this week were shielded from unsightly poverty by a wall hastily erected by the Philippine government, reports the AP . The makeshift wall put up before the Asian Development Bank conference hid the view of a sprawling slum along a creek from visitors... More »

Asia Needs Funds to Battle Food Crisis

Development bank pleads for 'money and ideas'

(Newser) - Asia need funds fast to prevent billions of people from facing severe hunger, says the region's development bank. The bank today appealed for "money and ideas" to stave off poverty in the wake of rice and wheat prices doubling over the past year, reports Reuters. "The global fight... More »

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