Over 5,000 died in Uttarakhand floods: ActionAid

More than 5,000 people perished in last month`s landslides and flash floods in Uttarakhand, NGO ActionAid Tuesday said.

Hunger costs poor nations $450 bn a yr: ActionAid

As the world leaders prepare for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) review meeting next week, a new report says hunger could be costing poor nations as much as $450 billion a year.