• travel Nov 5, 2021

    This 30-Year-Old Visited Every Country in the World. Here's How He Paid for It

    Drew Binsky started out making $2,000 a month teaching English in South Korea. Now he’s getting paid six-figures to travel around the world.

  • Olympics Jul 22, 2021

    Tokyo Olympics By Numbers: Participating Country Stats and Facts

    Each of the Olympians gathering in Japan this summer for the Tokyo Games will add to the long history of the Olympics, which have been played every four years since 1896 (except 1916 due to World War I, 1940 and 1944 due to World War II and 2020 due to COVID-19). Tokyo has hosted the Olympics once before in 1964….

  • The Associated Press Jul 20, 2019

    War-Weakened South Sudan Tries to Prepare for Ebola

    With the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo now an international emergency , neighboring South Sudan and its war-weakened health system is a major concern, especially after one case was confirmed near its border. Health experts say there is an urgent need to increase prevention efforts. The World Health Organization on Wednesday made the emergency declaration for the year-old outbreak, a...

  • Family Jun 13, 2019

    Congo Pastor Likely Sparked Ebola Outbreak Spread to Uganda

    The Congolese pastor who is thought to have caused the Ebola outbreak’s spread into Uganda was unknown to health officials before he died of the disease, the World Health Organization’s emergencies chief said Thursday. That underlines the problems in tracking the virus as a WHO expert panel on Friday discusses whether to declare a global health emergency. As a third...

  • Egypt Apr 13, 2019

    Sudan Activists: ‘Regime' Kills 16 After al-Bashir's Ouster

    Sudanese activists said Saturday that 16 people, including a soldier, have been killed in the two days since the military forced President Omar al-Bashir from power amid months of anti-government protests, while the military met with an opposition delegation to discuss the transition and announced a nightly curfew had been lifted. The Sudan Doctors Committee, an affiliate of the Sudanese...

  • Egypt Apr 11, 2019

    Sudan's Military Overthrows President Amid Bloody Protests

    Sudan’s military overthrew President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday after months of bloody street protests over his repressive 30-year rule. But pro-democracy demonstrators were left angry and disappointed when the defense minister announced the armed forces will govern the country for the next two years. Al-Bashir’s fall came just over a week after Algeria’s long-ruling, military-backed president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, was driven...

  • Donald Trump Oct 23, 2018

    Vogue Responds to Critics of Kendall Jenner's Afro Photo Shoot

    Vogue is responding to backlash and accusations of cultural appropriation after publishing photos of Kendall Jenner in an afro hairstyle. The photos were posted over the weekend on the fashion magazine’s Instagram page. Both portraits of Jenner show her wearing the ’70s hairstyle and have captions that honor the Council of Fashion Designers of America. One caption said, “Fifteen years...

  • India Oct 12, 2018

    Child Hunger ‘Serious' in India While its Economy Grows Fast

    A global hunger index has been released showing about 20 percent of Indian children under age 5 suffer from acute under-nutrition in the same week the International Monetary Fund projected India to be the world’s fastest-growing economy, exposing stark contrasts in the South Asian country. The 2018 Global Hunger Index published Thursday ranks India at 103 out of 119 countries,...

  • The Associated Press Jun 29, 2018

    Actress Ashley Judd Brings Spirit of #MeToo to South Sudan

    In her first visit to civil war-torn South Sudan, actress Ashley Judd had a message for survivors of sexual assault in a country where rape is a widespread weapon. “I see you, I love you and I’m here for you,” she said in an interview with The Associated Press.

  • Asher Klein Jun 19, 2018

    Record 68.5 Million Displaced in 2017: UN Refugee Agency

    The U.N. refugee agency reported Tuesday that nearly 69 million people who have fled war, violence and persecution were forcibly displaced last year, a record for the fifth straight year. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said the continued crises in places like South Sudan and Congo, as well as the exodus of Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar that started last...

  • Donald Trump May 4, 2018

    US Ends Protections for Nearly 60,000 Hondurans

    The Trump administration said Friday that it is ending special immigration protections for about 57,000 Hondurans, adding them to hundreds of thousands of immigrants from other countries battered by violence and natural disasters who are losing permission to be in the United States. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s widely anticipated decision not to renew temporary protected status for Hondurans...

  • Donald Trump Oct 25, 2017

    US Ambassador to UN Cuts South Sudan Camp Visit Short

    The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, was evacuated from a U.N. camp for displaced people in South Sudan on Wednesday because of a demonstration against President Salva Kiir, witnesses said. Shortly after Haley left the camp, U.N. security guards fired tear gas to disperse the crowd of more than 100 residents who looted and destroyed the office...

  • actor Oct 25, 2017

    Clooney Donates $1M to Combat Corruption in Africa

    George Clooney has donated $1 million to combat war crimes and corruption in Africa. The Clooney Foundation for Justice on Wednesday announced the gift to the Sentry, an investigative initiative that Clooney co-founded to uncover the financial networks behind conflicts in Africa.

  • New York Oct 20, 2017

    Pollution Is Deadlier Than War, Disaster, Hunger, Study Finds

    Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease...

  • San Francisco Jul 31, 2017

    Trump's Travel Ban Keeps Orphan Kids From US Foster Families

    Tianna Rooney has already bought the poster board for the sign she’ll wave when the 16-year-old refugee boy her family is taking in arrives in the United States. Rooney knows the exact words of welcome she’ll write on it, in the teenager’s native language from the African country of Eritrea. But Rooney’s family is leaving the sign blank, for now....

  • Donald Trump Jun 22, 2017

    6 Ways World Refugee Day Is Being Recognized Around the Globe

    World Refugee Day is Tuesday, making it a good opportunity to consider the millions of people who are forcibly displaced from their homes around the world. Aside from plans for rallies on Trump Tower and the United Nations headquarters in New York City, people around the world are marking the day with cultural celebrations, corporate fundraisers or political demonstrations of...

  • actress Jun 20, 2017

    Envoy Angelina Jolie Urges Better Treatment of Refugees

    Actress and U.N. refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie says the way people treat refugees, the majority of them women and children, is a measure of humanity.

  • European Union May 8, 2017

    1 Million Children Refugees From South Sudan's Civil War: UN Agencies

    More than 1 million children have fled South Sudan’s civil war, two United Nations agencies said Monday, part of the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. Another 1 million South Sudanese children are displaced within the country, having fled their homes due to the civil war, said the U.N.’s child and refugee agencies in a statement Monday. “The future of a...

  • Donald Trump May 1, 2017

    UN Rights Chief ‘Watching the US Very Carefully' Under Trump

    The United Nations human rights chief says his office is “watching the United States very carefully” under President Donald Trump, even as it watches whether possible U.S. budgetary cuts could affect his agency’s ability to monitor crimes like torture, rape and killings worldwide. The comments Monday from U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein came in his first...

  • United Nations Mar 11, 2017

    UN Says World Faces Largest Humanitarian Crisis Since 1945

    The U.N. humanitarian chief says the world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945 with more than 20 million people in four countries facing starvation and famine. Stephen O’Brien told the U.N. Security Council on Friday that “without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will simply starve to death” and “many more will suffer and die from disease.”

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