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Water, Water Is Not Everywhere

Photographer Paolo Pellegrin has won a Robert Capa Gold Medal Award, is a member of the prestigious Magnum photo agency and has covered wars, humanitarian issues and some of the best living performers for <i>The New York Times</i>. And his first assignment for <i>National Geographic</i> magazine is running in this …

Don’t Drink the Pool Water! It Contains a Surprising Amount of…Human Waste

Chlorine is supposed to take care of most of the microbes floating around in pools, but human waste, it seems, is stubbornly resistant to being …

Brain-Eating Amoeba, Naegleria Fowleri, Confirmed In Louisiana Parish Water Supply

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed that a dangerous brain-eating amoeba has been found in certain parts of the water system in the St. Bernard Parish of Louisiana, state health officials reported.<p>The death last week of a 4-year-old boy has been connected to the amoeba, …

Water park opens in war-weary Kabul with a splash but no women | Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - After the armed guards and body search at the door, it is almost easy to forget the fun is happening in ultra-conservative Afghanistan, except that all of the people leaping down the colorful slides and splashing in the water are men.<p>Children play at a public swimming pool in …

Hawaii: Oahu's Aulani expands its water park, adds a cafe

In true Disney style, the Aulani, the leeward Oahu resort that opened in August 2011, is giving customers what they want: a larger water park and a new eating spot.<p>Beginning Saturday, the Aulani resort will expand its Waikolohe Valley water play area with the opening of Ka Maka Landing. It features …

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If you can go 10 minutes without touching your phone, Giorgio Armani will fund a day of water for a child in need

In this age of the ever-present smartphone and our 'always on' lifestyle, requesting that people leave their phone alone for even a brief span of …

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1 Child Dies Every 21 Seconds From A Water-Related Disease. Here's What You Can Do

Though the stats about the global water crisis remain grim, major progress is being made in one of the most critical areas: child deaths.<p>On the annual World Water Day, nonprofit Water.org is raising awareness for those who lack clean water access and pointing to the fact that one child dies from a …

Water safe from privatization for now, US continues pushing reforms to fast-track other concessions | CISPES: Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador

With the ink barely dry on the State Department's commitments to work with the incoming administration of Salvador Sánchez Cerén of the leftist …

Water Wars 2: Privatization

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Privatization of Water as an Owned Commodity Rather Than a Universal Human Right | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

First published in April 2014<p><i>There is no greater natural resource on this earth than water. As the sustenance of all life, water keeps every living</i> …

9 Things Changing on the New SAT

The College Board announced some radical changes to the SAT on Wednesday. Starting in 2016, the college entrance exam will take on a whole new format …

Jailed opposition leader calls for more Venezuela protests | Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) - Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez urged sympathizers on Monday to maintain street protests against President Nicolas Maduro as the country’s foreign minister prepared to meet the United Nations Secretary General.<p>Lopez, who was arrested on February 18 after …

The Sardonic Protest Art of the Ukrainian Revolution

The media and medical reports aren't the only documentations of the revolutionary events in Ukraine these past four months. Local artists, both professional and amateur, have also been trying to capture, react to, and sometimes even influence the...<p>The media and medical reports aren't the only …

Greek Protesters Clash With Riot Police

Greek riot police used tear gas, pepper spray and batons in scuffles Thursday with anti-austerity protesters who took to the streets despite a partial ban on demonstrations in the capital during a visit by German President Joachim Gauck.<p>The scuffles in central Athens broke out when a group of …

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Venezuela: anti-government protests flare in Caracas - video

Police clash with anti-government protesters in Caracas, Venezuela, on Thursday. Protesters, angry with poor security and a struggling economy, throw stones at police who fire teargas to disperse the crowds. Two people were killed in street violence on Thursday, meaning at least 21 people have died …

Madrid's mayor seeks curb on protesters in central square

Ana Botella says Puerta del Sol blighted by demonstrations and has urged interior ministry to limit number to protect businesses<p>Whether it's thousands of <i>indignados</i> camping out for weeks or a handful of older people rallying against a freeze in pensions, the backdrop is almost always the same: …

3 Reasons Venezuela's Protesters Won't Win

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Guatemalan Farmers Are Too Poor to Protest

Tens of thousands of farmers showed up in Guatemala City yesterday to demonstrate against the construction of hydroelectric power plants and the high price of electricity—but they didn't have enough money to stay very long.<p><i>Protesters from the rural town of San Luis, in Petén, Guatemala, hold a sign</i> …

Two dead in Venezuela violence as protests drag on | Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan soldier and a motorcyclist died in a confused melee sparked by the opposition’s barricading of a Caracas street, officials said on Thursday, boosting the death toll from nearly a month of violence to 20.<p>Anti-government protesters take cover behind a billboard during …

Obama under siege over deportations

The White House is finding itself increasingly on defense over deportations of undocumented immigrants, as key Democrats and a top immigration reform group have gone public this week with their desire for President Barack Obama to act.<p>National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguía called Obama …

UK aid projects in Afghanistan 'must improve in order to stem poverty'

Aid watchdog says British diplomats must focus on practical initiatives rather than unproven theories of change<p>Nearly £60m a year in British aid spending in Afghanistan may have little long-term impact on alleviating the country's high levels of poverty unless there are significant improvements to …

Schools shut to prevent Boko Haram attacks

Nigeria has closed five government colleges in the country's northeast in the wake of a deadly series of attacks targeting schools believed to have been carried out by Boko Haram.<p>A ministry of education statement issued on Wednesday said the affected schools were "located within the high security …

How Chinese petitioners keep hope for justice alive

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1058000/1058497_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524753210_2fdc1005849b60647438e60fba7a966d<p><b>China's National People's Congress - the country's annual legislative session - is political theatre on a grand scale.</b><p>It was hard not to be impressed …

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Afghanistan still one of the worst places to be a woman, says EU ambassador

President Hamid Karzai's government has let down Afghan women, according to the new EU ambassador to Kabul, who singled out the failure to end prosecution of rape victims and other abused women for "moral crimes" as a particular "disgrace".<p>Franz-Michael Mellbin said that despite huge practical …

There have already been almost 3,000 murders in Venezuela since the start of the year

While protests ravage Venezuela’s streets, murders continue to climb in its back alleys.<p>In the first two months of 2014 (link in Spanish) 2,841 people were murdered, a more than 10% jump from the same period last year, when 2,576 murders were registered. Homicides have grown almost systematically …

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