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Reinforce Good Habits With Temptation Bundling

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Oxfam was told of aid workers raping and sexually exploiting children in Haiti a decade ago

Aid agencies including Oxfam were warned that aid workers were sexually abusing children in Haiti a decade ago, The Independent can reveal.<p>Children as young as six were being coerced into sex in exchange for food and necessities, according to a damning report by Save the Children, which called for …

Save the Children

A Pastor Found A Massive Diamond. Now He Hopes It Will Help His Country.

DAKAR, Senegal — When a high-profile diamond auction took place on a blustery New York morning this December, an unusual watcher was among the billionaires, collectors and jewelry houses that make up the typical bidders.<p>Emmanuel Momoh, a tall and soft-spoken pastor from Sierra Leone who had …

Fair Trade

The other side of Haiti – in pictures

Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, is grappling with a political crisis after a runoff presidential vote was abandoned because of violent protests over alleged fraud. The Caribbean nation has been struggling to recover from a devastating 2010 earthquake, but Haitians are slowly rebuilding, …

Watt ends Hurricane Harvey relief campaign raising over $37M

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt ended his Hurricane Harvey relief fund, accumulating over $37 million to go toward those affected by the …

Selena Gomez Reveals She Is Recovering from a Kidney Transplant – and Her Best Friend Was the Donor!

Selena Gomez has been given the gift of life from her best friend.<p>The 25-year-old singer revealed that the reason she quietly stepped back from her …

Seven girls killed in Kenya school dormitory fire

Seven girls died when a fire gutted their dormitory at a high school in Kenya's capital, the education minister said.<p>Fred Matiangi said the cause of …

High School

Sandra Bullock Donates $1 Million to Help Hurricane Relief Effort

Actress Sandra Bullock is pitching in to help victims of Hurricane Harvey — donating $1 million to the Red Cross relief effort, the relief …

Amid Harvey rescues, Houston officer's body recovered

<b>Houston (CNN) —</b> Exhausted and drenched in filthy floodwater, weary emergency workers and volunteers scrambled to save the latest wave of Tropical Storm Harvey's victims, amid ongoing flash flood warnings and the threat of continuing rainfall.<p>One of the victims was Sgt. Steve Perez, a veteran …

George and Amal Clooney to put 3,000 Syrian refugee children through school

George and Amal Clooney plan to help nearly 3,000 Syrian refugee children go to school this year in Lebanon, where hundreds of thousands are out of education.<p>Clooney and his wife, British human-rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney, who was born in Lebanon, said that their foundation will support …

Nigeria marks three years since Boko Haram's mass abduction of schoolgirls

Nigerians on Friday marked three years since the mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram extremists amid anger that government efforts to negotiate their freedom appear to have stalled.<p>Activists were rallying in the capital, Abuja, and commercial hub Lagos to urge President Muhammadu …

Witness: Terrified to Lose Their Healthcare

After deciding not to push forward with an unpopular and flawed health care bill in March, the US House is considering a new version of the bill to …

Incredible farming skyscraper could fight poverty and feed the world

This incredible skyscraper is more than just eye candy—its modular and farm-integrated design was created to fight world hunger and poverty. …

Chemical attack kills 22 members of a single family in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — The grief-stricken father cradled his 9-month-old twins, Aya and Ahmed, each in the crook of an arm. Stroking their hair, he choked …

Concern Grows for Tennessee Girl, 15, Who Vanished With Teacher, 50

U.S. news<p>Investigators put out an urgent call Sunday for help finding Tennessee high school freshman Elizabeth Thomas, who disappeared along with an armed former teacher a week ago, according to authorities who said they were deeply concerned "about his intentions for her."<p>The Tennessee Bureau of …

Crime

After Bringing Cholera to Haiti, U.N. Can’t Raise Money to Fight It

When the leader of the United Nations apologized to Haitians for the cholera epidemic that has ravaged their country for more than six years — caused by infected peacekeepers sent to protect them — he proclaimed a “moral responsibility” to make things right.<p>The apology, announced in December along …

How foreign aid helps Americans

Foreign aid is often in the hot seat, but today the heat is cranked up especially high. The United States government, one of the world’s most …

133 Tech Companies Say Trump's Immigration Order Is Unconstitutional

More than one hundred technology companies supported a legal challenge to President Trump's refugee and travel ban executive order in a court filing overnight. Many more firms have since joined, bringing the total to 133.<p>Tech industry titans — including Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Uber, and …

Immigration

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative donates $3.6M to fight SF Bay housing crisis

The rise of tech startups around San Francisco has contributed to a rise in rents that’s pushing families out of the Bay Area. Crooked landlords use legal loopholes to evict families so they can jack up prices and move in richer tenants. But now one of the Bay’s wealthiest families is putting a …

Housing

Tens of thousands in U.S. cities protest Trump immigration order

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people rallied in U.S. cities and at airports on Sunday to voice outrage over President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting entry into the country for travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations.<p>In New York, Washington and Boston, a …

HILLARY CLINTON: 'This is not who we are'

"I stand with the people gathered across the country tonight defending our values & our Constitution. This is not who we are," the former Democratic presidential candidate wrote in a tweet posted shortly before 11 p.m. ET.<p>Thousands of demonstrators gathered at airports across the country to protest …

Video underscores warning to parents: Anchor your furniture

<b>(CNN) —</b> The viral video of a dresser toppling when two toddlers climb on it, with one brother helping rescue his twin, underscores a serious issue: On average, a child dies every two weeks from furniture or a television falling on them.<p>It's such a problem that the US Consumer Product Safety …

When Disaster Strikes, Aid Groups Often Strike Out. Why?

Poorly managed projects. Questionable spending. Dubious claims of success.<p>That's how an NPR report last year described recovery efforts in Haiti from international humanitarian groups after the earthquake in 2010. That's why NGOs — nongovernmental organizations — helping out in the wake of …

Narges Mohammadi Won Awards For Her Peaceful Activism. Iran Put Her Behind Bars.

She faces years in prison, but the U.N., rights groups and thousands of Iranians are demanding her immediate release.<p>Iranian activist and journalist Narges Mohammadi has won awards and global plaudits for her human rights advocacy, including her work to end Iran’s use of the death penalty for young …

Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in the Carolinas: Pictures

Floods

UN's Ban issues urgent plea for aid to hurricane-ravaged Haiti

Haiti, the Western Hemisphere's poorest country, still has not recovered from a 2010 earthquake that killed about 100,000. Ban wants $120 million in …

'A very unusual' librarian donated his entire $4 million estate to his university upon his death — and it spent $1 million on a football scoreboard

But then UNH decided to allocate only $100,000 to the library, $2.5 million to a career center, and $1 million to a new video scoreboard at the football stadium, The Washington Post reported.<p>Robert Morin, who died a little over a year ago, graduated from UNH in 1963 and worked in the school's …

Mistrust and machetes thwart efforts to contain Ebola in Guinea

LOLA, Guinea (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Red Cross pickups crawl through the streets of the Guinean town of Lola in search of Ebola victims, crowds of women gather to shoo the medical workers away, young boys throw stones and angry men reach for their machetes.<p>A Red Cross truck carrying the …