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The reasons range from "honor killings" to dowry disputes, according to an analysis of female homicides around the globe.
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Two new studies offer unexpected insights — and solutions — into the problem of spousal abuse.
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The song title from the film The Lion King has been trademarked by Disney since 2003. In recent weeks, Africa media has launched a discussion on whether that's cultural appropriation.
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At first people were annoyed at his food skimming. Then he got fired — and a debate began about whether workers in the billion dollar "to go" biz are treated fairly.
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A researcher had an idea about viruses that was wild. And it turned out to be true.
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The USNS Comfort spent a week in the Caribbean caring for ailing Venezuelans who couldn't get treatment in their troubled home country.
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Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, the first female mayor in Freetown in years, is trying to clean up the perpetual mess caused by rain and garbage — a first step in her plan to revive the beleaguered city.
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A woman from Iowa began taking pictures of goats in sweaters in Bangladesh and India. The owners thought she was crazy. But her work has made a difference in the lives of the locals, in a good way.
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The groups asked to close down operations include Catholic Relief Services, World Vision and Plan International.
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That's why public health officials are urging people to "know your status." But if they learn they are HIV positive, there isn't always a clear path to treatment.
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'The Lancet' looks at everything from the potential spread of infectious diseases to the impact on the economy of the country where migrants and refugees have arrived.
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A new "child friendliness" index praises such countries as Namibia and Lesotho — and "names and shames" poor performers.
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In Liyana, filmmakers let kids make up the story. The hybrid documentary/animated film has earned prizes, raves — and a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
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In response to the three controversial videos, many Chinese are calling for a boycott of the brand — although Chinese ads aren't always respectful of other cultures, either.
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The product comes in a crystal-adorned container. Amid the hoopla, Nigerians weighed in on the subject of skin lightening.
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Charities often debate how the subjects of their fundraising ads are portrayed — but those discussions rarely include the people in the pictures.
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Family planning researchers point to a number of reasons. The procedure itself is legal in Pakistan — but only in limited circumstances.
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Charities are clamoring for your money. We've got some advice to help you sort through the appeals.
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Life expectancy is up. The death rate for young children is down. So why is Dr. Richard Horton, editor of 'The Lancet,' worried about global health?