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Orangutans face extinction on Borneo where deforestation is ‘simply unsustainable’ – UN

The massive conversion of Borneo’s forests for the production palm oil together with the impact of climate change is driving to extinction the …

Why no one wants to travel to Naples

The city of Naples, located in Italy's southern region known as the Mezzogiorno, has long been considered a destination that's not worth a trip.<p>We decided to do a little investigating to find out exactly why Naples isn't a tourist favorite.<p>To start, we took a look at a Reddit thread that asked …

Italy

UNRWA funding crisis strikes fear into Gaza’s refugees

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is suffering a severe financial crisis that has apparently forced it to cut costs, …

Middle East

Terminally Ill Mother Courageously Writes Her Daughter a Lifetime of Letters

Heather McManamy is proving that one can have a positive impact on others even if they have a terminal illness. Since 2013, McManamy has been fighting breast cancer, but that isn't all she's been doing. Rather than dwelling on these circumstances, the admirable woman has been thinking of ways to …

Powerful Portraits of Kenyan Children in Primary School for the Blind

<i>Lina</i><p>Jonathan May is a Sydney-based photographer. This work is from his portrait series on blind children attending Thika primary school in Kenya. He …

140,000 Rohingya children affected by floods, says UN

<i>B</i>y DAWN<p>UNITED NATIONS: Some 140,000 children, mostly belonging to displaced Rohingya-Muslim families, have been affected by heavy rains and floods …

Defending the human right to water and sanitation at the United Nations

<i>Chip in to keep stories like these coming.</i><p>Five years ago, the United Nations formally recognized the human right to water and sanitation by passing …

United Nations

Burundi: UN condemns assassination attempt on leading human rights defender

In a statement issued yesterday evening by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban wished Mr. Mbonimpa a full and speedy recovery and called for a prompt and …

Would Chinese-style education work on British kids?

<b>The Chinese education system - with its long school days and tough discipline - tops global league tables. But how did British pupils cope when five Chinese teachers took over part of their Hampshire school?</b><p>For the BBC documentary Are Our Kids Tough Enough? Chinese School, an experiment was carried …

Teaching

The wonder of a rainbow in Beijing

<b>There were hours of rainfall, the city was getting soaked. And then something many Beijing residents did not expect on Monday evening.</b><p>A rainbow.<p>Readers almost anywhere else in the world might scratch their heads at what is probably quite a commonplace phenomenon. But in smog-ridden Beijing, …

China

9 Hacks to Help You Wear Heels All Day Long

Ladies, we’ve all been there. You’ve been standing in your heels for mere minutes and your feet are <i>already</i> killing you (really, the walk from the train to your work never seemed that long before!). But that doesn’t have to be the case. Nope, we’re not here to tell you to resign yourself to …

Migrant’s Perilous Journey on Instagram Turns Out to Be an Elaborate Ad

Abdou was a young man from North Africa with a dream; he set out to make his way to Europe in order to create a better future for both himself and …

The 21 best places to retire in the world

If you're looking to settle down soon, you may want to reconsider sunny Florida, serene Cape Cod, or any other retirement hot spot in the US.<p>For the third year in a row, the US barely made it into the top 20 of the global retirement index rankings put together by Natixis.<p>Northern European nations, …

European Travel

The 6 Freakiest Waterslides Around The World

Because there's nothing like flying 60 mph in your speedo.<p>Few good things result when water and gravity meet. Getting caught in a torrential downpour on your way to a date? No thanks. Slipping on a puddle in the lobby of your office? Save it for the next guy.<p>Waterslides, however, are a different …

Yarmouk camp no longer besieged, UN rules

The United Nations has quietly removed a major Palestinian camp from its list of besieged areas in Syria, despite not being able to deliver aid there …

Middle East

Italian Port Towns Untouched By Tourists

Everyone knows (and loves) Positano, Portofino, and the Cinque Terre. But Italy’s home to many lesser-known port towns that are just as beautiful—and free of tourists.

Taiwanese Students Occupy Education Ministry Over Textbook Controversy

Dozens of Taiwanese students briefly occupied the Ministry of Education (MOE) in Taipei last night to protest a series of “minor” adjustments (課綱微調) …

Women and Girls Raped in Conflict Need Abortion Care—but the US Is Standing in Their Way

In 1973, Jesse Helms, a newly elected United States senator and an ideologue contemptuous of the United Nations, dismissive of international treaties …

How not to behave in 7 countries around the world

Based on a Quora thread, Business Insider put together a list of major faux-pas people make while traveling.<p><i>Produced by Jacqui Frank</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b> On Facebook

Quora

Most travelers have never heard of this gorgeous US island in the Caribbean

We're constantly expanding our coverage of hotels all over the world—and sometimes that means sending our expert hotel investigators to destinations we only just realized existed.<p>For example, Oyster investigator Mary just discovered Water Island, a beautiful little Caribbean locale just off the …

Sailboats

8 Secret Places in China That Tourists Haven't Discovered Yet

Don't get us wrong: We'll never stop being impressed with the Great Wall or the Forbidden City. But China is a vast country, and as more North Americans turn their sights eastward, we jumped at the chance to shine the spotlight on some less-known (at least to Americans) but exceptional …

China

The most breathtaking natural wonders in the US

Natural Beauty

Design China Founder Zara Arshad's Guide to Beijing

London- and Beijing-based Zara Arshad is the founder of Design China, a blog that shares the most important design news coming out of China. She tells us her favorite places to shop for ceramics, check out art, and find five-alarm-spicy food in Beijing.<p><b>Where do you recommend friends stay when they</b> …

Ceramics

After leaving his 9-5 job, this 31-year-old built a company that's earned $1 million while he travels the world

It was a sales job, and with his commission he was able to earn up to $20,000 a month.<p>Ward, who was raised by a single mother in Northern Ireland, couldn't believe how much he was earning after years of hustling for cash. "I come from quite a poor family," he says. "It was crazy. Not having had …

El Salvador

How to make sure your luggage doesn't get lost while traveling

One of the worst feelings to experience as a traveler is the moment you realize that your luggage didn't make the trip you just made.<p>It's frustrating because who wants to waste time shopping for a new bathing suit when you should be lounging on the beach in the suit you packed? And it's …

Swimwear

5 travel experts reveal the best places they've ever visited

These are the people we count on to tell us what places are worth a trip and what places aren't, along with other essential travel tips.<p>We asked five of these experienced travelers what their favorite destinations are.<p>Here's what they said:<p>Anne Banas, executive editor of Smarter Travel: The Azores, …

Guide Books

Here's where it's safe to travel in Mexico

But it's also a hot vacation destination, attracting millions of US tourists every year, according to the US Department of State.<p>For the most part, drug-related violence and crime is limited to the country's border areas and trafficking routes.<p>The level of crime in resorts and tourist cities isn't …

Mexico

These are the world's most expensive countries to visit

However, it's even harder if you don't do your due diligence.<p>In the recently published 2015 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness report, the World Economic Forum ranks 141 countries based on how cheap/expensive it is to travel there. This takes into account things like average cost of a flights to …

European Travel