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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
A version of the word sustainable appears at least 75 times in the sustainable development goals the U.N. will endorse this weekend. We asked some analysts to tell us what, exactly, it means.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
NPR's Marc Silver lost his mother-in-law in 2005. But she remains a presence at family meals this Jewish holiday season, through his dogged trial-and-error attempts to re-create her favorite treats.
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
The death of an American teacher raises questions about the risks of heading off alone as a trekker or a volunteer. We talked with two experts about lessons to draw from the tragedy.
Monday, September 07, 2015
In some countries, parents don't send daughters to school. The obstacle can be tuition fees of, say, $300 a year. But a coal miner's daughter has found a way to bring 1.4 million girls to class.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
"Wildest Dreams" depicts a love story set in Africa, circa 1950, the director notes. It did not have a political agenda, and did have people of color in front of the camera and on the creative team.
Friday, August 28, 2015
A boy loses his father. A family loses its livelihood. The boy runs drugs and picks pockets so his siblings can eat. He is convinced he will die. And then ... he takes a yoga class.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Too often the developing world is depicted as a place of poverty and suffering. Photos from the contest offer a different vision.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Muhammad Yunus — honored for loaning millions to poor women — just turned 75. And he's thrilled to keep on working: "The word 'retirement' is very harmful."
Monday, July 27, 2015
The South African comic, who assumes the reins of the Comedy Central series on Sept. 28, did a show in Washington, D.C., this weekend. Here's a sample of his comedy stylings.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
These Girl Up leaders know that it's hard being a girl anywhere in the world — whether you're fighting to go to school or convincing boys that yes, girls can run for student council, too!
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The first lady spoke to 200-plus girls gathered in Washington, D.C., for the Girl Up Leadership Summit. Was she inspirational? Need we even ask?
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
We'll interview a group of young female activists today at 1 p.m. ET. You can join in — listen to their comments and ask questions.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
A community in the Amazon tries to save its disappearing language with classes for kids, a rap video, radio broadcasts and an online fundraiser.
Friday, July 03, 2015
They can spend up to two months on a single gourd, creating scenes that tell a story. Think of it as a graphic gourd novel.
Thursday, July 02, 2015
It's the place where a teenager died of Ebola this week. And, like all unusual geographic names, there's a story behind it.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Some 220 million children under age 5 do not have a birth certificate. A new U.S. law pledges to support efforts to register girls around the world. Should the law mention boys as well?
Saturday, June 27, 2015
An award-winning photo captures a friendly encounter between a young child and a painted feline.
Friday, June 19, 2015
It's Cameroon, closely trailed by Vietnam and India. Sugary fizzy drinks are making inroads in the developing world.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
They didn't quite break the Internet, but the video of 700 goats on their way to a snack is definitely having a moment. We wanted to hear the story behind the herd.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
That's another way of referring to gynecological cancers, which strike more than 1 million women a year — and are on the rise in the developing world.