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Af-Pak Earthquake

The aid effort will in earnest today as the international community spent much of the day yesterday getting mobilized. The extent of the damage, and its political implications, is yet to be determined. “The ear...
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Episode 85: Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben started out as a journalist. In 1989 he wrote The End of Nature, which was first book for a general audience about climate change. It was a blockbuster hit, so he wrote more books and articles...
teur dépose son bulletin dans l'urne au bureau de vote de Niamana (15 km à l’est de Bamako) à l’occasion du second tour des élections présidentielles. Niamana accueille une large communauté de déplacés du nord qui ont fui l’occupation djihadiste.  Bamako, 11 August 2013 - A Malian man casts his ballot at the polling station during the run-off of the Presidential Election in Niamana, 15 km East of Bamako, Mali. Niamana hosts a large community of displaced from the North who fled their houses during the jihadist occupation. Photo MINUSMA/Marco Dormino

Elections! Elections! Elections!

Several countries hosted elections over the weekend, many of them quite important!  Here are some of the highlights: -Haitians began voting Sunday for a new president -- with a choice of 54 candidates -- as ...
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Happy 70th, UN!

October 24, 1945 is the day that the United Nations officially came to being. On that day the UN charter was ratified by a majority of its signatories, including all permanent members of the UN Security Council...
A woman in South Sudan picking grass to eat, credit UNICEF

Dire Famine Warning For South Sudan

Meanwhile, the government dismisses the “irresponsible” use of the term ‘famine.’ “In its latest assessment of food security in the country, published on Thursday, the Integrated Food Security Phase Classificat...