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Struck by Uganda's Water Problem, One Student Did Something About It

At 19, Kathy Ku had a simple idea that would change thousands of lives, not to mention her own.<p>While teaching in Uganda in 2010, American college student Kathy Ku noticed that both she and her host family were getting sick a lot from drinking the water. She kept thinking about the problem even …

Eastern Europe failing on Jewish restitution pledges, study finds

Poland in particular accused of not meeting Terezin declaration promises on mass theft during Holocaust and communist eras<p>Eastern European countries, in particular Poland, have failed to live up to their pledges to ensure the return of property taken from Jewish people during the second world war, …

Europe

Could the IMF's 'world currency' help encourage global unity?

Amid the rise of populism and nationalism, some are asking if revamping the SDR could re-energise multilateralism<p>The rise of anti-globalisation political movements and the threat of trade protectionism have led some people to wonder whether a stronger multilateral core for the world economy would …

Economics

The world has made great progress in eradicating extreme poverty

TO PEOPLE who believe that the world used to be a better place, and especially to those who argue that globalisation has done more economic harm than …

Geography

Child Deaths Drop From 14.2 Million In 1990 To 7.3 Million In 2015

The world is doing a much better job of keeping babies alive long enough to become children, children alive long enough to become teens and teens alive long enough to fully grow up, according to a report in today's <i>JAMA Pediatrics</i><i>.</i> "I think that the overall highlight of the report is good news," …

Public Health

Is inequality here to stay?

IN HIS bleak economic history “The Great Leveler” (reviewed here), Walter Scheidel suggests says that inequality has been around ever since humans …

Economics
Africa

Boko Haram kidnaps 22 girls and women in north-east Nigeria

Attackers loyal to faction headed by Abu Musab Al-Barnawi, son of Boko Haram founder Mohammed Yusuf<p>Boko Haram Islamists have abducted 22 girls and women in two separate raids in north-east Nigeria, residents and vigilantes said.<p>In the first attack on Thursday, the jihadists raided the village of …

Africa

Is Uganda the world's best place for refugees?

Once refugees themselves, Ugandans look to ‘return the good’ to people fleeing war in South Sudan by offering land and help<p>A mix of Afrobeat and South Sudanese folk music resounds over the jumbled stalls and makeshift corrugated iron shops that form the trading centre of Nyumanzi, a sprawling …

Africa

A new Israeli settlement on the West Bank

IN RESPONSE to international pressure, Israel has built no new settlements in the occupied West Bank for over two decades, focusing instead on …

Israel

Warning that Beijing's military bases in South China Sea are ready for use

China now able to deploy combat aircraft and missile launchers to disputed islands at any time, says US thinktank<p>China has largely completed three major military bases in the South China Sea that have naval, air, radar and missile-defence facilities, according to a US thinktank.<p>“Beijing can now …

China

Brexit: everything you need to know about how the UK will leave the EU

Article 50 will finally be triggered this week, more than nine months after the historic Brexit vote. What happens now?<p>Just over nine months after the UK’s historic vote to leave the European Union the government will this week start the formal proceedings for leaving the bloc by triggering article …

United Kingdom

Reform’s big taboo

“I LIKE it here,” says Zhang Xiaojie, as she surveys the crowds scurrying below her spick-and-span apartment. Migrant workers bend under sacks of …

China

Get well soon, Mr Buhari

EVER since word trickled out that Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s 74-year-old president, was not just taking a holiday in Britain but seeking medical …

Africa

Can Europe be saved?

ON MARCH 25th 1957, with the shadow of the second world war still hanging over them, six European countries signed the founding treaty of a new sort …

Europe

The fog of politics - European defence

European defenceThe fog of politics<p>TERRORISM, Russian bullying, chaos in the Middle East and the possibility of a President Donald Trump: it is no …

Geopolitics

The European Union tries to prevent a wave of migrants from Libya - Controlling migration

Controlling migrationThe European Union tries to prevent a wave of migrants from Libya<p>ALTHOUGH he was not there, it was hard to escape Donald Trump …

North Africa

Poland fails by 27-1 to oust Donald Tusk as president of the European Council - The other President Donald

The other President DonaldPoland fails by 27-1 to oust Donald Tusk as president of the European Council<p>DONALD TUSK’S appointment as president of the …

Europe

European leaders gather to mark 60th anniversary of Treaty of Rome

The UK was merely a side-note as the 27 other member states descended on Italy to embrace bloc and call for greater unity<p>Only once, and fleetingly, was the 28th member state of the European Union mentioned during the formalities of a distinctly sombre summit in Rome held to mark the 60th …

Europe

'I will never be free of it': Auschwitz survivor recalls horror 75 years on

On 25 March 1942, 999 girls and women were taken to the camp from Poprad, Slovakia. Now just one is still alive. Edita Grosman tells her story as she prepares to return to her home city<p>“I’m sure I’ve survived for a reason,” says Edita Grosman. “One of us had to still be here to tell you what …

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