Paula Galbraith

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Fathers of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Ask World to Pray for Their Return

The fathers of Chibok have a simple message for the world: “Please help bring back our girls."<p>A group of desperate fathers, brothers and uncles spoke …

Missing Girls: Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan Cancels Chibok Visit

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday canceled a planned visit to the town where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by the Islamist group Boko Haram, according to a report.<p>What was set to be Jonathan's first visit to Chibok since the girl's were captured last month was called off …

Chibok: the village that lost its daughters to Boko Haram

Asabe Kwambura is getting tired of waiting. Sitting under a young mango tree alongside the charred remains of her school, the headteacher looks around nervously. It's not safe to be out here in one of the most dangerous parts of north-eastern Nigeria, but the government has promised to send a team …

25 children killed in elementary school bombing, Syrian activists say

Dozens of children are among the latest victims of the Syrian civil war after barrel bombs fell on an elementary school Wednesday, dissidents said.<p>Syrian forces dropped the bombs on an opposition-held area of Aleppo, the country's largest city, the opposition Local Coordination Committees of Syria …

Princes and Princesses Among 50 Egyptian Mummies Unearthed

Royal mummies from Egypt's golden age surprise scholars.<p>Offering hopes for tracing the family secrets of the ancient pharaohs, more than 50 royal mummies have emerged in Egypt's Valley of the Kings from a tomb long sealed by rubble and little suspected of harboring royalty. (Related: "Valley of the …

1890s - 1910 Ladies Fashion

Emma Baker Milhizer is wearing the perfect example of 1890s - 1910 fashion. Big hat, leg o’ mutton sleeves and a wasp waist. Taken in Wyantskill New York 1900. [ Large version: Emma Baker Milhizer 1890s Fashion ]

Amesbury in Wiltshire confirmed as oldest UK settlement

<b>A Wiltshire town has been confirmed as the longest continuous settlement in the United Kingdom.</b><p>Amesbury, including Stonehenge, has been continually occupied since 8820BC, experts have found.<p>The news was confirmed following an archaeological dig which also unearthed evidence of frogs' legs being …

Archaeology

Powerful Floods Tear Through Florida

What happened to Sterling was morally wrong

This past week, my inbox blew up with e-mails asking whether Donald Sterling's First Amendment rights were violated in the uproar over the Los Angeles Clippers owner's racist remarks about black people. After all, he was simply expressing his views, however unpopular.<p>While he did have some rights …

Child Brides: Stolen Lives . NOW | PBS

<b>In an hour-long special report, NOW takes an unprecedented inside look at a global custom that devastates girls' lives and holds back communities.</b> …

The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame

The shocking scale of food poverty in Britain is exposed today by new figures showing record numbers of people are reliant on handouts because of …

Opinion | Viewpoint: Inclusive growth as poverty tool

"By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been," Bill Gates wrote in his annual letter for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. …

Nearly 4,000 first world war diaries made available online

First-hand accounts of trench warfare, gas attacks and battles involving horses and machine guns, are contained in nearly 4,000 diaries released online on Thursday to mark the centenary of the 1914-18 world war.<p>The diaries, digitised by the National Archives in a joint project with the Imperial War …

WW1 dead are reburied 100 years on

<b>Twenty British soldiers have been reinterred in northern France, almost a century after they were killed in action during the 1915 Battle of Loos.</b><p>Their remains were uncovered in 2010, during construction work near Vendin-le-Vieil, north of Arras.<p>It has been possible to identify just one of the men …

Remembrance Day

Dustman saves 5,000 rare First World War photos from rubbish dumps

A former dustman salvaged more than 5,000 historic photographs from the First World War from rubbish tips and wastebins<p><b>See all the pictures</b><p>A former dustman has amassed one of the Britain's best collections of First World War photographs after spending decades rescuing them from rubbish tips and …

From Street to Trench exhibition offers personal insights into first world war

On 7 August 1914, the first world war was days old – and already affecting the life of Ada McGuire in Liverpool. "The stock exchange is closed and everything has risen in price," she wrote to her sister Eva in the United States. "Butter 1/6 a lb, bacon 1/4 etc … Arthur Brown has gone – poor Mrs B …

The BBC's Great War

<i>Wikimedia</i><p>In the post this week came a letter from Adrian van Klaveren, the Controller of the BBC’s World War One Centenary, enclosing a DVD of some …

World History

The BBC's Great War - the Beeb responds

<i>The British 55th Division under gas attack - Wikimedia</i><p>This is a typically challenging piece and it opens up a debate which we at the BBC very much …

Five Juveniles Recovered In North Texas Human Trafficking Sting

<b>DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) —</b> A joint operation involving 19 North Texas law enforcement agencies recovered five juveniles during an enforcement action …

Richie Mehta’s ‘Siddharth’: A Voice for India’s Missing and Exploited Children

Rajesh Tailang as Mahendra Saini speaks with a child at the Sea Wall in Mumbai in Richie Mehta’s <i>Siddharth</i> (Zeitgeist Films).<p><i>Amal</i> director Richie …

Ecumenical Poverty Initiative

Ecumenical Poverty Initiative

Poverty News Round Up

Here are some of the most notable stories about poverty that were in the news this week.<p>1. The Boston Globe reports on the devastating impact the …

Millions of Americans live in extreme poverty. Here’s how they get by.

By Dylan Matthews<p>The decline of extreme poverty — defined by the World Bank as living on less than $1.25 a day, which is derived from the average poverty line in the world's poorest countries — in recent decades has been nothing short of remarkable. As Howard Schneider noted here last week, not …

Pope Francis Puts The Poor Front And Center

Over the past week, Pope Francis has launched a crescendo of attacks on the global financial system and what he calls a "cult of money" that does not help the poor.<p>The 2-month-old papacy of Francis — the Argentina-born Jorge Bergoglio — is shaping up as a papacy focused on the world's downtrodden. …

Justice for Women

The United Church of Christ has been a leader among churches on issues of justice related to women. It’s in our DNA, you might say.<p>Yes, we were the …

Women of Color