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We're all neighbors on our tiny globe. The poor and the rich and everyone in between. We'll explore the downs and ups of life in this global village.
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Permalink - Posted on 2019-03-29 13:32, modified on 2019-04-22 14:15
A man is trapped in prison for a made-up crime. He's overwhelmed by hopelessness and anger. That is until he hears a knock on the wall ... and words from another time and place.
Permalink - Posted on 2019-01-13 12:00, modified on 2019-03-04 15:52
In poignant and powerful photographs, Wil Riera draws attention to senior citizens in a country teetering on the brink. Riera died this weekend.
Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-15 11:00, modified on 2019-03-04 15:52
Some scientists say we've entered a new geological epoch — the anthropocene era — defined by the human impact on the global landscape. Three artists traveled to 22 countries to see what we've wrought.
Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-14 20:21, modified on 2019-03-04 15:52
Kennedy Odede was frightened by the prospect of becoming a dad: "I should do it the right way. But by the way ... what is the right way?"
Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-14 17:35, modified on 2019-06-17 13:43
It all began when a member of the Balochistan assembly brought her 8-month-old son to a session.
Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-14 17:03, modified at 17:48
Nonprofits and advocacy groups use the rankings as a tool to name and shame countries into improving their policies. But the indexes do have some drawbacks.
Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-11 20:56, modified on 2019-06-12 12:59
They're Leyla Hussein and Nimco Ali — both named Officers of the Order of the British Empire at Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday Honours Ceremony.
Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-10 13:13, modified at 18:08
The U.N. agency partnered with the luxury fashion label so more people will find out about its mission to provide food aid. Some in the humanitarian community say it's a risky deal.
Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-09 12:13, modified on 2019-06-10 02:15
Facing the worst drought in nearly four decades, the country is grappling with food shortages that affect 40% of its population. The donation has humanitarian – but also diplomatic – aims.
Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-08 11:00, modified on 2019-06-10 14:16
The Jamaican women's national soccer team is the first from the Caribbean to ever make it to the Women's World Cup. Grit, luck and a little help from a reggae star helped them get there.
Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-07 19:51, modified at 20:05
In a new project, photographer Robin Hammond made portraits of women who've lived through fighting and violence. He found pain, sorrow, anger, hope — and even joy.
Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-07 16:42, modified at 18:27
The parasite carries potentially lethal pathogens in Asia as well as Australia and New Zealand. Now it's in North America. We ask tick specialists to weigh in.
Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-06 20:08, modified on 2019-06-07 18:27
The former prime minister of New Zealand and gender equality champion is at the Women Deliver conference in Vancouver, where attendees treat her like a rock star.
Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-06 19:04, modified at 22:38
A study from Niger reveals a dramatic drop in mortality among children given a twice-yearly dose of azithromycin. Yet concern remains about the potential impact on antibiotic resistance.
Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-04 18:58, modified on 2019-06-06 03:25
To answer that question, the U.N. has just named a security expert as its "emergency Ebola coordinator." What's his take?
Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-03 20:19, modified on 2019-06-04 13:54
Dr. Omar Ibrahim is a neurosurgeon at the only working hospital in Syria's south Idlib province. The staff, he told NPR via Skype, has "just moved into the basement [because of] the attacks."
Permalink - Posted on 2019-06-03 16:06, modified on 2019-06-11 12:00
Bangladeshis who want to work abroad can pay thousands of dollars for a permit. The reward is a chance for a job that allows them to send cash back home. But there's a potential for abuse as well.