West Africans could face another food crisis in 2012, but Oxfam International is insisting it is avoidable.
Calls to increase aid are underway, as experts warn millions of adults and children risk facing starvation.
"The situation is looking extremely worrying for millions of people in West Africa, but the worst is not yet inevitable," Mamadou Biteye of Oxfam Humanitarian Lead in West Africa said in a press release Monday. more >>
A new report released Monday by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) details 208 new species, including plants, animals and fish, discovered in the Greater Mekong region of Southeast Asia.
The specific region where the discoveries were made includes Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Yunnan in southwest China.
The list of new species features 145 plants, 28 reptiles, 25 fish, seven amphibians, two mammals, and a bird. more >>
Five Monmouth College students were accused of stealing items from a Nativity scene displayed at the Public Square in Monmouth, Ill.
Those arrested and charged with theft included Cathryn Sargent, Korri Crawford, Brittany Smallberger, Emily Triebel, and Samantha Bundy, all of whom were Illinois residents. The women were discovered at a local gas station in the city shortly after the Monmouth Police Department officers began their search for the suspects.
The investigation started on Thursday when authorities had noticed that several of the Nativity scene lawn ornaments in the downtown area were missing, with a few items knocked over as well. more >>