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The U.S. Thought It Was Rid Of Hookworm. Wrong

The U.S. thought it wiped out hookworm decades ago. But a new study shows that it never truly went away.<p>Hookworm thrives in regions of extreme poverty with poor sanitation and affects some 740 million people worldwide. Developing nations with warm, moist climates, in regions like South America, …

The Diplomat: Madeleine Albright

First woman to become U.S. Secretary of State

Miami Beach

A woman interviewed 100 convicted rapists in India. This is what she learned.

NEW DELHI — In India, many consider them “monsters.”<p>Madhumita Pandey was only 22 when she first went to Tihar Jail in New Delhi to meet and interview convicted rapists in India. Over the past three years, she has interviewed 100 of them for her doctoral thesis at the criminology department of …


Leveled Mexican City Digs for Survivors. ‘Can You Tell Me if My Dad’s O.K.?’

JUCHITÁN DE ZARAGOZA, Mexico — Under the glare of portable floodlights and the flashlights that some held, men in sweat-soaked jumpsuits dug into a hillock of rubble in this town, the night after the largest earthquake to hit Mexico in a century flattened buildings here and across southern …

Jose, nearing Category 5 status, threatens second blow to islands already hit by Irma

CABARET, Haiti — After the near-annihilation of tiny Barbuda by Hurricane Irma, its 1,700 evacuated residents took shelter on its sister island of Antigua, hunkering down in government buildings and residential homes as Hurricane Jose approached.<p>But the island nation caught a lucky break as Jose …


Defying Trump, Senate panel approves funding for U.N. climate body

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed a spending bill on Thursday evening that includes $10 million to help fund the United Nations' climate change body that oversees the Paris Climate Agreement, despite President Donald Trump's decision to stop funding it.<p>The …