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Global Food Security Act Starves African Farmers

The American Congress recently passed the bipartisan Global Food Security Act, a $7 billion dollar project aimed at bolstering efforts to end hunger, …

10 Beaches Around the Globe You Need to Know About

Costa Rica<p>Arco Beach<p>Costa Rica has lots of popular beaches and is well known for its surf spots — but even this tourist hotspot still has a charming …


Weather Company deploying sensors in South America, Africa to improve forecasting

The Weather Company is deploying 100 weather observing stations in Chile and India to help these governments better anticipate and track local …


10 of the best walking and hiking adventures in the world

Backpacking the Appalachian Trail<p>Hike North America's most famous trail the original way, carrying all you need on your back and staying in huts …

Here's a controversial idea about China's economy that no one wants to hear

That means the country is attempting to move from an economy based on investment in industrial manufacturing to one based on domestic consumption driven by regular Chinese people working in the services sector.<p>That is, China has been moving toward fewer coal miners and construction workers in favor …

Manufacturing Sector
North Africa

New UN report on African economic development released

UNCTAD, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, which is in session in Nairobi today, has just launched its 2016 report on economic …


Brazil arrests group plotting 'acts of terrorism' before Olympics

The source said that federal police had arrested members of a group that was preparing acts of terrorism.<p>It was unclear where the operation was taking place or what the specifics of the operation were.<p>Earlier this week, a group on the Telegram messaging-app channel "Ansar al-Khilafah #Brazil" …


Zika Virus May Be in Florida — and Congress Is on Vacation

Florida health officials are checking on the latest case of Zika virus there — in someone who doesn’t appear to have traveled to an affected zone and who doesn’t appear to have been infected sexually by a traveler.<p>This may turn out to be the first instance of Zika spreading locally in the …

Public Health

President Xi urges Chinese Muslims to resist religious infiltration | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Muslims should promote social harmony and resist illegal religious “infiltration”, President Xi Jinping said while visiting a mosque in a heavily-Muslim part of western China, state media reported on Thursday.<p>Chinese President Xi Jinping makes a speech at the celebration …


Antarctic sea ice is actually growing — and scientists may have figured out why

Even as sea ice was disappearing globally at an average rate of 13,500 square miles, or about an area the size of Maryland, every year, Antarctic sea ice went on a record streak beginning in 2012, expanding annually until reaching a new record high extent of 7.78 million square miles in fall of …

Global Warming

'Pokemon Go' Launch Has Japanese Government Freaking Out

TOKYO (Reuters) - Gamers in Japan, home of Nintendo’s Pokemon, are still impatiently awaiting the launch of the smash-hit Pokemon GO game but the government is already preparing for an invasion of little cartoon monsters, issuing a safety warning.<p>The country’s National Center for Incident Readiness …


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The 21 Newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites


9 awe-inspiring caves around the world

National Parks

The 22 Most Beautiful Places In The World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list–whether you're looking to …

Amalfi Coast
South Asia

Where is the outcry from Western feminists?

You know, continents where women are still yammering about glass ceilings at corporations and harassment by drunken boys on campus trying to cop a …

North Africa

Three law enforcement officers killed in Baton Rouge shooting

Once again, law enforcement officials have been killed.<p>This time, it is three officials in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, days after the killing on July 7 of five Dallas police officers at a rally. Three other officers are being treated for wounds, one in critical condition, following the shootings on …

Refugees from ISIS tell tales of survival

This is the face of the breakdown of Islamic State that has forced millions of refugees to flee over the last two years, and which has committed a …


After A Long And Awful Weekend

<b>SPOTLIGHT: WORLD IN PIECES, A LONG WEEKEND</b><br>The long and awful weekend began late Thursday night, local time here in France. At the end of the Bastille …

Rio De Janeiro