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Turkey hosts UN forum on world's poorest nations

ISTANBUL (AP) - Speakers at a U.N. conference in Turkey that aims to help the world's poorest countries say rising food and fuel prices have put additional pressure on people living in poverty.
In a keynote speech today, Nepal's Prime Minister said the impact of climate change, including droughts and floods, is hurting countries that are struggling to develop.
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon is among thousands of delegates at the meeting in Istanbul.
The conference of "least-developed countries" lists 48 members. Thirty-three are in Africa, 14 are in Asia and one - Haiti - is in the Americas.


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