Companies and consumers must step up their efforts to overhaul the world's food systems at a time when the twin spectres of hunger and obesity are both on the rise, FAO Director-General Jose Grazia

GENEVA - The World Health Organization reports some progress is being made in reducing premature deaths from non-communicable diseases.

DAKAR, SENEGAL - Health workers in northeast Nigeria said Tuesday that they were striving to contain a cholera outbreak that's sweeping through camps for those uprooted by Boko Haram.

US scientists have predicted the occurrence of a climate catastrophe by 2100, Tape said.

PUERTO RICO - Hurling winds of 160 mph (257 kph), Hurricane Maria struck Dominica overnight, becoming the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in the island.

MEXICO CITY - A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing buildings and trapping an unknown number of people.

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - After Mexico was struck by one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded, authorities on Saturday assessed the damage, even as the death toll shot up.

KINSHASA - More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

The Juma Sustainable Development Reserve (RDS), in the northern state of Amazonas, is regarded as a model both in the country and across the world.

Wivine Moseka, 40, a widowed mother of four, plants vegetables in the small gardens on her land. Those vegetables are the primary sustenance for her family.

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