Kaitlin Keller

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Africa’s newest powerhouse is about to be forced into solving its problems

Nigeria has gained the crown as Africa’s largest economy, a status that could at last force its government to answer more for the country’s socioeconomic shortfalls than its new commercial success.<p>The West African nation surpassed longstanding business beacon South Africa over the weekend, after a …

Africa

Soviet structures need reclaiming from a grim past

Moscow may be keen to “defend” Russian-speaking minorities beyond its borders, but it has proved surprisingly less devoted to preserving its own …

Architecture

California women make 84 cents for every $1 men do, report says

Despite all the recent focus on female empowerment and "leaning in" at work, California women are still paid just 84 cents for every $1 paid to men in the state.<p>In the Golden State, a woman who works a full-time job earns, on average, $41,956 a year, compared with $50,139 for a man who works full …

Gender

IMF: UK economic growth to reach 2.9% in 2014

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1067000/1067525_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518100588_4e3aff2a909f70aed074fb060cb68ee3<p><b>The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the UK economy will be the fastest-growing in the G7 this year.</b><p>It says the UK will grow 2.9% in 2014, up …

Economics

Yes, Crimea is a costly proposition for Russia’s economy

To the tune of some $147 billion in new growth, according to the latest International Monetary Fund projections.<p>The global finance institution released its World Economic Outlook today, and lowered its projections for Russia’s 2014 growth from 2%, as expected in January, to 1.3%, thanks to the …

Russia

Bangkok scrap workers cut into live World War 2 bomb, explosion kills seven

Thai scrapyard workers accidentally detonated a suspected World War II-era bomb Wednesday, killing seven and injuring 19 after attempting to cut into it with a blowtorch.<p>The device was discovered at a construction site in Bangkok, and moved to a scrapyard before workers tampered with it, in an …

Hong Kong's fish farms in the sky

<b>Under eerie blue lights designed to simulate the ocean depths, hundreds of fish swim serenely through the bubbling waters of their circular tanks, 15 floors up in the sky.</b><p>There are 11 plastic tanks in total, holding a combined 80,000 litres of salt water.<p>They are full of grouper, a white-fleshed …

Hong Kong

Special police shot Kiev protesters, inquiry says

<b>Ukraine's special police were behind the killings of dozens of anti-government protesters in Kiev in February, a government inquiry says.</b><p>Interior Minister Arsen Avakov told reporters that 12 members of the Berkut police had been identified as snipers and arrested.<p>He presented what he said was new …

Russia

North Korea to reportedly execute 200 officials believed loyal to Kim Jong-un uncle

A South Korean newspaper has reported that the North Korean regime of Kim Jong-un will execute 200 high-ranking government officials believed to be loyal to Jang Song-thaek, Kim's once-powerful uncle who was shockingly deposed and executed last December.<p>The Chosun Ilbo reported the pending …

FBI seizes trove of cultural artifacts at 91-year-old Indiana man's home

FBI agents seized thousands of artifacts Wednesday from a 91-year-old man’s private collection at his home in rural central Indiana and says it will return the items that were wrongfully in his possession<p>Donald Miller, from Waldorn, amassed the collection over eight decades, the FBI said. The items …

Genocide in Rwanda was a fork in the road not just for Africa but the world

The horrific events of April 1994 continue to shape the thinking of today's policymakers and peacemakers<p>'Rwanda is our nightmare, South Africa is our dream," wrote the Nigerian author Wole Soyinka, reflecting on the events of April 1994 – the most momentous month in Africa's post-independence …

Japan calls off its controversial Antarctic whale hunt

An international court ruled that there was nothing “scientific” about the country’s excessive whaling<p>After the U.N.'s International Court of Justice ruled that no way was Japan's annual Antarctic whale hunt being carried out for the sake of science, officials confirmed that the hunt, this year, is …

Rwandan life expectancy doubles in last 20 years, study finds

Country has seen dramatic progress since 1994 genocide that left it one of the world's poorest and sickest nations<p>Twenty years after the genocide that killed up to a million and left Rwanda one of the world's poorest and sickest nations, life expectancy in the country has doubled and it is on …

The release of a Japanese man from death row exposes flaws in the system

For the last 48 years, Iwao Hakamada woke up every morning not knowing if he would be executed.<p>That's how it is under Japan's capital punishment system.<p>Death row inmates are hanged and only discover their fate the morning of the day they will be executed. In the meantime, they live in solitary …

Khrushchev’s Son: “Russia Will Never Surrender”

Sergei Khruschev, the son of the Soviet leader who gave Crimea to Ukraine, says that his father never intended to separate Crimea from Russia and …

Ebola Virus Continues to Ravage Guinea and Liberia

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>West Africa is seeing its worst Ebola outbreak since 2005, and it is every bit as terrifying as you …

Disease