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Venezuela opposition denounces 'brutal repression'

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan military planned to send additional troops to a border region where unrest has been particularly fierce, …

Is There Such a Thing as Good Greed?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The term "greedy" has an overwhelmingly negative connotation -- and for good reason. When you have Bernie Madoff and Gordon Gekko ruining lives solely for their own benefit, greed has everything to do with it. They win and everyone else …

Interest In Stockbroker Jobs Spiked After 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'

The movie, of course, follows the rise and fall of Jordan Belfort's Stratton Oakmont brokerage firm.<p>According to a four-month study by job site Indeed.com, there was a spike in the number of searches for stockbroker positions leading up to and around the release of the Martin Scorsese film.<p>Indeed …

Peace Corps: Helping Feed the Future

For more than 50 years, Peace Corps volunteers around the world have taken an active role in addressing critical food security issues, working with one farmer, one family, and one community at a time.<p>President Obama and other G8 Leaders met last week to address food security and nutrition in …

Using Crops to Feed People Instead of Cows and Cars Could Substantially Reduce World Hunger

<i>Image via Shutterstock</i><p>Currently 36 percent of the food produced worldwide is used to feed animals, according to new research published in</i> …

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More than one third of Delhi slum children malnourished - survey | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than one-third of under five year olds living in the Indian capital’s slums are malnourished, a survey conducted by a child rights group said on Thursday, adding that this showed government child health schemes were not reaching the poor.<p>Children of …

Canadian students’ slum-health idea finalist for $1-million Hult prize

<i>The Globe's biweekly business-school news roundup.</i><p>For the second year in a row, a team of business students from Canada has advanced to the finals of the $1-million (U.S.) Hult Prize global case challenge for social enterprise startups.<p>Six business undergraduates from York University's Schulich …

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In His Quest for Wealth, a Man Reportedly Allowed a Hyena to do Something Unspeakable to Him

A man in southern Africa reportedly allowed a Hyena to feast on his naked body — losing several toes and his genitals in the process.<p>According to the Times of Zambia, which Stanford University classifies as the “web edition of the government-owned print newspaper,” Chamangeni Zulu was following the …

The Shocking Rise of Wealth Inequality: Is It Worse Than We Thought?

Economists Emmanuel Saez, of the University of California-Berkeley, and Gabriel Zucman, of the London School of Economics, are out with a new set of findings on American wealth inequality, and their numbers are startling. Wealth, for reference, is the value of what you own—assets like housing, …

Mumbai Slum Girls Innovating Where Governments Can't and Markets Won't

I watched Slumdog Millionaire many years ago and cried. I grew up in India and routinely saw little, maimed beggar children on crossroads and never thought how they got there. That movie completely shattered my protective glass.<p>Now I have two little girls and cannot bear to watch violence against …

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Great Problems: The Unceasing Growth of Third World Slums

Every year the slums around Rio, Johannesburg, Lagos, Kolkatta, Mexico City, and dozens of other cities grow larger. More people cram into tightly …

Rio's Slums Plagued By Violence Ahead Of World Cup

By Paulo Prada<p>RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Daily shootouts are rattling two of Rio de Janeiro's slums, communities that until recently showcased attempts to pacify the historically violent shantytowns.<p>Just five months before Rio welcomes visitors for the soccer World Cup, and two years before …

Cape Town Samye Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Centre

"We have to liberate ourselves not other people. We should not look to the outside for liberation, we must liberate ourselves. The way to be …

After the West Virginia chemical spill: 'When you're a poverty-stricken individual, you don't matter'

Very little is known about the substance that entered the area’s water, and residents feel angry and misled<p>Published: 14 Feb 2014<p>'It only takes one irresponsible operator to contaminate 300,000 people,' said Susan Jacks, an industrial safety consultant, of the Freedom Industries 9 January chemical …

Ugh: More Women Being Bullied at Work By Female Bosses

Women have come a long way in the professional world over the past several decades – more of us are holding senior managerial positions, we’re …

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Thousands of Iraqi women arrested and tortured, says Human Rights Watch

Campaigners say women may be held for years without seeing a judge, and urges Iraq to acknowledge prevalence of abuse<p>Iraq authorities are illegally detaining thousands of women, many of whom are subjected to torture and ill-treatment including the threat of sexual abuse, Human Rights Watch said on …

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