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African workerred arrow Preventing Childhood Malaria in Africa During the Rainy Season

dance in Ugandared arrow Pastoralist Women in Uganda “Moving Mountains”

Sri Lankared arrow Sri Lanka Potentially Can Improve Jobs and Raise Wages

Ivory Coastred arrow Côte d’Ivoire Receives World Bank Support to Strengthen the Education, Energy and Cocoa Sectors

Wilanow Palace in Warsaw, Polandred arrow Poland Among Most Internationally Connected Countries in Europe

red arrow Philippines: Enabling Business to Reduce Poverty in Mindanao

camels in desertred arrow From Camels to Catfish, Algeria Boosts Fish Farming in the Sahara Desert

red arrow Economic Growth of Ukraine Depends on Completing Pending Reforms Quickly

rice cultivation in Beninred arrow Sub-Saharan Africa Is Projected To Be the Leader in Global Rice Imports

Mount Cameroon, Equatorial Guineared arrow WHO: Heavy Rains in DRC Worsening Cholera Epidemic

red arrow Kenya's Flower Producers Eye US Market

Cape Town, South Africa'Day Zero' Approaches as South African City Runs Out of Water
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Auxiliary nurse midwife Anju Chauhan administers vaccine to an infant in the Haridwar district of Uttarakhand state.Meet India’s Lifesavers

Working alongside Indian health officials, USAID is showing how simple antibiotic injections in the hands of heroic local health workers are saving newborn lives.

Borneo, Malaysia"Borneo Atlas" to Help Palm Oil Buyers Check on Forest Damage

The map shows the location and ownership of 467 palm-oil mills on Borneo, which is shared by Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei, and is one of the biggest island producers of the cheap, edible oil.
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Gulf of MexicoGulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Is the Largest Ever Measured

"Scientists have determined this year’s Gulf of Mexico “dead zone,” an area of low oxygen that can kill fish and marine life, is 8,776 square miles, an area about the size of New Jersey. It is the largest measured since dead zone mapping began there in 1985," according to a report from NOAA.
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14th Dalai LamaCiting Fatigue, Dalai Lama Appoints Personal Emissaries

Citing increasing physical fatigue, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader made the comments while meeting with a group of international youth leaders brought to Dharmsala, India, by the Washington-based Institute of Peace.
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Cambridge UniversityHomeless man wins "dream" place at Britain's Cambridge University

"A 52-year-old man who spent most of his adult life sleeping rough and selling copies of a magazine to help the homeless has enrolled at Britain's illustrious Cambridge University," according to a report from Reuters on November 9, 2017.
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Guangdong, ChinaChina: World Bank to Help Improve Compulsory Education in Guangdong

Over the past few decades, China has significantly improved access to education, with nine-year compulsory education provided for all children across the country. However, there is a disparity in educational performance between urban and rural areas, due to a lack of well-trained teachers, financial and physical resources, and school management skills. Disadvantaged groups such as children left-behind by migrant parents and children with disabilities are disproportionately affected.
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Lavasa City, IndiaSturdier, safer, Cheaper: India Urged to Build More Roads with Plastic Waste

"Plastic roads will not only withstand future monsoon damage but will also solve the problem of disposing of non-recyclable plastic"

India should use its biggest investment in road construction to make its roads safer and build them cheaper with a home-grown technology that salvages plastic waste, analysts said.
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people in Oxfam of East AfricaUN Chief: Worldwide Famine Averted, but Numbers of Hungry Growing

The United Nations secretary-general says early action by the international community has helped avert widespread famine, but the number of people in need is continuing to grow.
In February, António Guterres warned that 20 million people were facing starvation in South Sudan, Somalia, North East Nigeria and Yemen, and he appealed for more than $5.6 billion for 2017.
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monarch butterfly chandelierPhoto of the Day: Monarch Butterfly Chandelier

"The number of western monarchs counted this year was slightly greater than last year, but so was the army of volunteers. More than 100 volunteers monitored a record 253 sites and estimated western monarch numbers at nearly 300,000 butterflies. Despite the large effort to count monarchs, numbers were down at many of the historically large sites. This is the single greatest effort since the count began in 1997 and likely accounts for the increase in western monarchs compared to last year."

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Shadia Bseiso, first WWE female wrestler from the Arab worldWWE Signs First Woman Wrestler from Arab World in Global Push

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photo of landscape in VietnamTrump Heads to 5 Asian Countries Next Month

U.S. President Donald Trump is heading to five Asian countries early next month, looking to ramp up pressure against North Korea's nuclear weapons development, but also promote American economic interests in the region.
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red arrow Winemaker Vows to Rebuild After Losing Battle With Wildfire

photo of a bowl of Ukrainian soupIn the Heart of Manhattan, a Taste of Old Kyiv

red arrow Macron, Netanyahu Mark 75th Anniversary of Paris Roundup of Jews

red arrow Trump Calls Vegas Shooting 'Act of Pure Evil;' US Flags to Fly at Half-Staff

red arrow US, Turkey Suspend All Non-immigrant Visa Services

red arrow A Center of Excellence for Urban Development Launched in Bangladesh

Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkHawaii Volcanoes National Park, USA
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TajikistanGlass Half Full in Tajikistan: Ensuring Greater Access to Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Households
Tajikistan has made significant progress over the past decade in providing access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) for its citizens. However, many challenges remain. This is especially true in rural areas where only about one-third of households have access to clean drinking water sources on their premises, compared with more than 87% in urban areas.

Glacier National Park in MontanaFirst Snow of the Season in Glacier National Park in Montana
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Travel Quote:

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

Quote of the Day:
“Within a system which denies the existence of basic human rights, fear tends to be the order of the day. Fear of imprisonment, fear of torture, fear of death, fear of losing friends, family, property or means of livelihood, fear of poverty, fear of isolation, fear of failure. A most insidious form of fear is that which masquerades as common sense or even wisdom, condemning as foolish, reckless, insignificant or futile the small, daily acts of courage which help to preserve man's self-respect and inherent human dignity. It is not easy for a people conditioned by fear under the iron rule of the principle that might is right to free themselves from the enervating miasma of fear. Yet even under the most crushing state machinery courage rises up again and again, for fear is not the natural state of civilized man.”

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