6:39 pm July 26, 2015 | 25 Comments
YKI has come a long way since its early days distributing less than 20 packets of food in 2010. Nowadays it has enough regular donors to hand out around 400 food packets every weekend in West and South Jakarta.
11:23 pm July 23, 2015 | No Comment
Peru will try to make contact for the first time with an Amazonian tribe that largely lives isolated in the jungle, part of a bid to ease tensions with nearby villages after a bow-and-arrow attack in May, authorities said on Tuesday.
10:54 pm July 23, 2015 | 1 Comment
Currency controls and flailing local production have fueled worsening scarcities that are now a blight of daily life for many Venezuelans -- especially those expecting a child.
11:20 am July 21, 2015 | 3 Comments
Child marriage is widely accepted in Brazil, where girls seek older husbands to escape from sexual and other violence in the home, or because of teenage pregnancies or the lack of job opportunities, according to new research.
11:01 am July 21, 2015 | No Comment
Unskilled people can build the homes with the blocks, which meet demanding Dutch construction standards to ensure they will last for many years.
7:43 pm July 13, 2015 | No Comment
“How far along are you?” a midwife asks a pregnant woman, making a hand gesture over her stomach area. Without saying anything, the expectant mother puts up one hand. “Five months,” confirms the aid worker, holding up her own hand in unison. The woman nods.
2:10 pm July 13, 2015 | No Comment
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, celebrated her 18th birthday in Lebanon on Sunday by opening a school for Syrian refugee girls and called on world leaders to invest in "books not bullets."
8:51 am July 10, 2015 | No Comment
The lifting of a night-time curfew in the Iraqi capital five months ago means that, for the first time since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion brought violence and turmoil, lavish Ramadan meals can stretch on until dawn.
1:36 pm July 7, 2015 | No Comment
Most of Cambodia’s orphanages are financed by private donations from abroad, but no one knows exactly how much money flows into the country or how many centers there are.
1:30 pm July 5, 2015 | No Comment
Americans marched in star-spangled parades, ran relay races, gathered for fireworks shows and crowned a new world hot dog eating champion as they celebrated Independence Day in traditional style on Saturday.
1:20 pm June 24, 2015 | No Comment
Kali and two of her peers conceived the idea of the International Student Energy Summit (ISES), a conference that seeks to bring keen students together, ask questions and exchange ideas with each other and industry experts.
6:50 pm June 18, 2015 | 2 Comments
In California’s capital city of Sacramento this month, stark black billboards loomed over highways and faded commercial strips, offering solace to the troubled: “Looking for the answers in life?” one asked. “Discover Muhammad.”
11:24 am June 18, 2015 | No Comment
Across Nairobi, more than 200 elderly women, aged up to 105, are learning self defense to protect themselves against rape, which is widespread in Kenya, particularly in its slums.
1:34 pm June 7, 2015 | No Comment
The Edible Garden City is a Singapore-based enterprise for the city state’s urban farmers. It is established in 2012 by Briton Rob Pierce and Swede Bjorn Low, and it is meant to encourage people to grow their own food. As an island whose scarce amount of land is used for urban development, Singapore is particularly dependent on food imports.
11:36 am June 7, 2015 | No Comment
Taz Tagore and Adam Bucko started Reciprocity because the existing system, Tagore said, did not foster the spiritual needs and ambitions of homeless youths.
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