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Africa Attacks the International Criminal Court

What are we to make of the fact that in its eleven-year history, the International Criminal Court (<p>ICC) has prosecuted only Africans? Should the …

Four Years After Earthquake, Many In Haiti Remain Displaced

<b>Listen · 4:32</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Four years ago Sunday, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti, destroying its capital of Port-au-Prince and killing more than 200,000 people.<p>Today, much of Port-au-Prince looks like it did before the quake. Most of the tent camps in the city itself …

Associated Press News

UK accepted 'about 1,500' asylum seekers from Syria, says Nick Clegg

<b>The UK has accepted "about 1,500" asylum seekers from Syria, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has told MPs.</b><p>"We have accepted hundreds upon hundreds of individual asylum seekers from Syria, under our international asylum obligations," Mr Clegg added.<p>But Amnesty International criticised Mr Clegg for …

North Africa

What happens when your government tells you you're no longer a citizen?

For all the debate in the US over immigration policy, there is one basic tenet of American law: if you are born here, you are a citizen.<p>That used to be the case in the Dominican Republic, as well. But last September, the country’s Constitutional Court declared that all those born after 1929 to …

Dominicans argue over a court ruling that strips citizenship from many born in the country

The Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic ruled in the fall that anyone born after 1929 to immigrants living in the country unlawfully are no longer citizens — and neither are their children. The ruling has stirred sharp criticism across the Americas. And even in the Dominican Republic, …

Botswana Bushmen: Modern life is destroying us

<b>The Kalahari sun is merciless: Two young women and two children little more than a year old are huddled under the only tree in the yard to escape the baking heat.</b><p>We are in New Xade, a resettlement camp an hour's drive from the nearest town, Ghanzi, in western Botswana.<p>It is the new home of the …

South Africa

Scott Morrison refuses to confirm turnback of asylum seeker boat

Vessel carrying 45 people reportedly runs out of fuel in Indonesian waters after being intercepted by Australian navy<p>Immigration and border protection minister Scott Morrison will not confirm or deny reports that the Australian navy has turned a boat carrying asylum seekers back towards …

African migrants protest Israel detention law

Thousands of African migrants have marched in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, appealing for the support of Western governments against Israel's detention policy towards migrants who entered the country illegally.<p>Protesters chanted "no more prison" outside the US embassy, and also marched on to the …

A Viral Petition Says Trader Joe's Parent Company Murders Whales: Don't Believe It

The story of a dead whale, a popular grocer, and an exceedingly dubious connection.<p>A popular SumOfUs.org petition is calling on concerned citizens to "Tell Trader Joe's parent company to stop killing whales with plastic waste!"<p>I love Trader Joe's, and I love whales. So when a link to the petition …

Nearly million people displaced by CAR conflict - UN

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Africa

Lavishing Kids With Praise Can Make Them Feel Worse About Themselves

The dangers of overdoing the compliments<p>"Hollywood dishes out too much praise for small things," the great actor Jimmy Stewart once said. "I won't let it get me, but too much praise can turn a fellow's head if he doesn't watch his step." He was talking about the sick power compliments can have on a …

The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence

In some jobs, being in touch with emotions is essential. In others, it seems to be a detriment. And like any skill, being able to read people can be used for good or evil.<p>Some of the greatest moments in human history were fueled by emotional intelligence. When Martin Luther King, Jr. presented his …

Why India's brick kiln workers 'live like slaves'

<b>Just outside of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, by country roads in a flat green landscape, smoke rises off huge furnaces.</b><p>The heat hardens mud clay into the bricks that are making modern India.<p>Close by the air is acrid with coal soot, catching in the throat.<p>Like a scene from a long-gone age, …

Andhra Pradesh

South Sudan government agrees to ceasefire as 120,000 flee fighting

African leaders welcome commitment by president and call on rival Riek Machar to do the same amid growing refugee crisis<p>African powers trying to broker a peace deal in the world's newest country, South Sudan, have said its government has committed to a ceasefire after two weeks of clashes that have …

Vacation Reading: 9 Great Education Articles From 2013

Stories about iPads, high-school dropouts, standardized testing, and more<p>Sometimes, it takes a longer article to illuminate something as complex as education in America. Here are nine articles from 2013, covering everything from public policy to teaching practice. Many of the lessons highlighted by …

Why Some People Respond to Stress by Falling Asleep

Fight or flight, or sleep<p>Last month, my wife and I found ourselves in a disagreement about whether or not our apartment was clean enough for guests—the type of medium-sized disagreement that likely plagues all close relationships. In the midst of it, there was a lull and, feeling exhausted all of a …

Deadly Brazil floods leave thousands homeless

At least 41 people have died and nearly 70,000 have been left homeless following torrential rain in southeast Brazil over the past few weeks, officials have said.<p>In Espirito Santo state, Civil Defence officials on Thursday reported a total of 27 fatalities, including eight on Thursday, in what they …

Bodies recovered after CAR violence

Red Cross workers have recovered 44 bodies from the streets of Central African Republic's capital Bangui, they said, after inter-religious fighting in the past two days.<p>The group made the announcement on Thursday, a day after judicial authorities said they had uncovered a mass grave with 30 bodies, …

The Age of Sustainable Development by Jeffrey D. Sachs

NEW YORK – A half-century ago, John F. Kennedy observed that, “man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all …

Haitian migrants killed as boat capsized

At least 18 Haitians have died off the Turks and Caicos islands after a sailboat carrying more than 50 suspected immigrants capsized while being towed into port, officials said.<p>Thirty-two Haitians were pulled from the waters on Wednesday morning about 100 metres off Providenciales, an island in the …

South Sudan crisis: Increased efforts to end bloodshed

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1039000/1039237_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522269550_ce1bf0780718b6f5a504684138ba7aba<p><b>International efforts are intensifying to end the bloodshed in South Sudan, where thousands of people are believed to have died in the past 10 …

Africa

Fighting In South Sudan Eases As U.N. Finds Mass Graves

The South Sudanese government says its army has retaken the city of Bor, which has been in rebel hands for more than a week. Juba the capital is quiet. But even as the military stage of the conflict seems to be slowly drawing to a close, the United Nations reports finding mass graves around the …

U.N. boosts South Sudan troop force as ethnic violence flares

The United Nations Security Council voted Tuesday to send 5,000 more troops to South Sudan to tackle a wave of ethnic and political violence that has killed hundreds of people, perhaps thousands, and driven at least 81,000 from their homes.<p>The action by the world body will boost the U.N. troop …