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Global reproductive and women's rights groups react to overturn of Roe v. Wade

Friday, June 24, 2022

Some nonprofit groups have welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court decision. But many global reproductive and women's rights groups condemned the ruling.

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#SwedenGate sparks food fight: Why some countries share meals more than others

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

A Reddit user claimed that while visiting a friend's house in Sweden, he had to sit in another room while the family ate dinner. The story ignited a conversation about how the rest of the world eats.

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Fighting the horror of wartime rape, Nobel Peace Prize winner won't give up hope

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Dr. Denis Mukwege has spent decades treating women who have been raped in his homeland of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He's calling on the world to take action for women in Ukraine.

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White House summit leads to big promises to fight COVID in needy countries

Thursday, May 12, 2022

The second Global COVID-19 Summit aimed to refocus the world's attention on the pandemic. Here's what governments and members of the private and public sector pledged to do.

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We asked, you answered: Have you taught your children to run errands on their own?

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Nearly 100 NPR readers gave their views on encouraging kids to do tasks on their own at home and in the community. Some are opposed to the practice for safety reasons. Others shared personal stories.

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The pandemic inspired a cartoonist to explore their Wuhanese roots and queer identity

Sunday, April 24, 2022

In the funny and heartfelt coming-of-age graphic memoir 'Messy Roots,' artist Laura Gao unpacks their relationship with their Asianness, queerness and their ever-changing home city of Wuhan.

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PHOTOS: How this Bolivian all-female skate crew is celebrating their Indigenous roots

Sunday, April 17, 2022

The young women skateboard while wearing polleras, colorful, layered skirts worn by their country's Indigenous Aymara and Quechua women. They want to show girls and women it's OK to be themselves.

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The war is taking a toll on Ukraine's kids. Psychologists share how parents can help

Monday, March 21, 2022

Two psychologists in Ukraine tell what they are hearing from traumatized children — and how to give support to these youngsters. Although in the chaos of war, that can be a daunting task.

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Not every war gets the same coverage as Russia's invasion — and that has consequences

Friday, March 04, 2022

Ongoing wars in, say, Yemen or Ethiopia get minimal attention compared with the media focus on the fighting in Ukraine. And there are ramifications on the humanitarian front.

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Global health champion Dr. Paul Farmer has died

Monday, February 21, 2022

Known for his efforts to improve global health and as the founder of the nonprofit health organization Partners in Health, Farmer died in Rwanda at age 62.

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Sundance prize goes to 'Midwives' — about a Buddhist midwife and her Muslim apprentice

Friday, January 28, 2022

The documentary follows a Buddhist and a Muslim — who don't always get along — as they provide health care to Muslim women and children despite growing political and religious tensions in Myanmar.

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22 tips for 2022: Get creative, even if you aren't feeling inspired

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

There are lots of benefits to creating art. Experts say if you spend just 10 minutes of random art-making, it will help you kick-start the habit — no creative inspiration required.

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Top global TikToks of 2021: Defiant Afghan singer, Kenya comic, walnut-cracking elbow

Saturday, January 08, 2022

What did the world watch on TikTok last year? We round up some favorite videos — including a mukbang ASMR Thai star (don't worry, we explain it) and a potato chip-crunching Kenyan comedian.

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Global wishes for 2022: a gift box for everyone, greater girl power, vertical gardens

Friday, January 07, 2022

We asked global thinkers like Malala, doctors dealing with the pandemic, educators and more — if you were in charge of the world, what would you like to see happen this year.

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Flood survivors, former sex slaves, fantastic masks: Top global photo stories of 2021

Saturday, January 01, 2022

The power of photos can be seen in our most popular picture essays of the year, with compelling images from South Sudan, the Philippines, Mexico (check out those artistic face coverings) and more.

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How to raise kind kids, a booze ban, BTS at U.N.: Our top non-pandemic global stories

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Our most popular stories not about the pandemic included: advice on raising helpful kids, boy band BTS's U.N. appearance, why South Africa banned alcohol — and a very scary virus called Nipah.

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Editors' pick: 11 hidden gems on our global health blog in 2021

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Want to hear the former president of Zambia sing about public health? Find out what to do if you lose a sheep in Senegal? Use solar power to iron garments? Give these stories a read.

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The riddle of Japan's dramatic drop in COVID numbers

Monday, December 20, 2021

The turnaround came in the wake of a fifth wave of infections that peaked in August. Japan is trying to figure out why its COVID-19 case numbers and fatalities have plummeted.

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Our 11 most-read global pandemic stories of 2021

Sunday, December 19, 2021

From India to Israel to white-tailed deer in Iowa harboring the coronavirus, our top COVID stories of the year reveal the ever-changing nature of the world's health crisis.

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Looking for a laugh? Here are some of NPR's favorite funny books of 2021

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Want to read and laugh? From NPR's yearly reading list, Books We Love, four NPR staffers offer their suggestions.

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