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Japan's population falls 'by record 244,000' in 2013

<b>Japan's population declined by a record 244,000 people in 2013, according to health ministry estimates.</b><p>The ministry said an estimated 1,031,000 babies were born last year - down some 6,000 from the previous year.<p>Meanwhile, the number of people that died last year was 1,275,000 - a rise of around …

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Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi was the primary leader of India’s independence movement and also the architect of a form of non-violent civil disobedience that would …

India

Dogon Mask Dance

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Dolce & Gabbana’s Embellished Hijabs and Abayas Are Great News for Muslim Women—When Will Other Brands Follow Suit?

News broke that Dolce & Gabbana is producing a collection of hijabs and abayas targeted to Muslim customers in the Middle East. The garments, while engineered for modesty, have all the flair of any other Dolce & Gabbana collection—a little jewel-encrusted lemon here, some black lace trim there—and …

Water Risks are Growing; Here’s a Tool to Help Us Prepare

Changing Planet<p>This map shows annual, seasonal and dry-year depletion for 15,091 watersheds worldwide. The inclusion of seasonal and dry-year depletion estimates increases by 15-fold the number of watersheds experiencing depletion of 75% or more. Source: Kate A. Brauman et al., in Elementa, January …

The Malala Fund And Toms Made A Scarf To Fund Girls' Education

Some things are better together: babies and dogs. Netflix and blankets. Great social enterprises and fearless activists.<p>Same goes for the new collaboration between Toms Shoes and Pakistani Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai. The company and the girls' education advocate have partnered on a new item -- …

Malala Yousafzai

An Israeli and Palestinian, Brought Together by Breast Cancer

"We are not the ones at war," Ibtisam told me. "It’s our governments, not us."<p>With a tinge of anxiety, I maneuvered my six-seater Fiat through a neighborhood in East Jerusalem that I did not know—and that most Jewish Israelis don’t frequent. Aboard were my mom, my kids, and my friends Ibtisam and …

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Behind crisis in The Gambia - in 60 seconds

<b>Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to step down despite the threat of military intervention by neighbouring states.</b><p>Here's a look at what is behind the turmoil that is forcing tourists to flee - in 60 seconds.<p><i>Video journalist: Christian Parkinson</i>

Africa
Economic Development

Exploring the Sahara Desert, Morocco - Lonely Planet travel video

Sandboarding with GoPro

Egypt opens historic expansion of Suez Canal

Ancient Wonders: Pyramids | National Geographic

Storm-proofing the World's Biggest Mud Building | Human Planet | BBC

Mt Kilimanjaro - video by Tanzania National Park

Historic BASE Jump from Mount Kilimanjaro

Political Map of Africa | Africa Political Map

The Serengeti: Plain Facts about National Park & Animals

The Serengeti is a vast ecosystem in east-central Africa. It spans 12,000 square miles (30,000 square kilometers), according to NASA, giving rise to …

Seen on IMAX: Africa - The Serengeti [HD Trailer]

Congo: Anthony Bourdain tries fishing like a local (Parts Unknown)

These high wire walkers over Victoria Falls will make you feel slightly ill

GoPro: 10,000 Miles South Overland Through Africa in 3 Minutes

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