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The international community pledged more than $15 billion in aid to Afghanistan at a donors' conference in Paris Thursday, while Afghan President Hamid Karzai promised to fight corruption that has hindered past aid efforts.
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Myanmar's military government started evicting families from cyclone refugee camps on Friday, sending them to rebuild lives with bamboo poles and tarps.
China raised the confirmed death toll from last week's earthquake in the Sichuan province to more than 40,000 Tuesday, with another 30,000 people still missing, as officials grappled to find shelter for some of the 5 million people displaced.
The Chinese government revised the estimated death toll from the massive May 12 earthquake in Sichuan Province to 50,000, as cleanup and rescue efforts continued.
As the official death toll in China's massive earthquake neared 15,000 Wednesday, military helicopters dropped food and medicine to survivors who remained cut off in remote mountain villages.
The U.N. World Food Program said Friday it would continue to send aid to cyclone-ravaged Myanmar, despite the military government seizing the supplies at the airport in order to distribute the shipments on its own.
Myanmar's government raised the death toll from the weekend's cyclone to more than 22,000 on Tuesday and said another 41,000 were missing, as aid groups awaited visas to bring supplies to the devastated Asian nation.
As the immigration debate continues to evolve, some states are denying children of undocumented immigrants government grants and tuition loans offered to low-income students to help pay for college. Lee Hochberg reports on how undocumented students are coping.
Negotiators from six countries reached a tentative agreement about initial steps for North Korea's nuclear disarmament Monday, the first concrete steps achieved in nearly three years of negotiations.
Rising sectarian violence has hindered Iraq reconstruction efforts, and millions of dollars were wasted, investigators said Wednesday. Stuart Bowen, the special investigator general for Iraq reconstruction, discusses the findings of his audit.
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