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Disabled chefs serve as model for change in Morocco

RABAT, Morocco (AP) - A remarkable restaurant in Morocco's capital offers its guests the opportunity to enjoy a full, fresh meal for just $6....

Austria’s Kurz: world’s youngest leader in waiting

VIENNA (AFP) - "Whizz-kid", "Basti Fantasti", "Messiah" are just some of the monikers given to Austrian conservative Sebastian Kurz, the world’s youngest leader in...

Lisbon’s first Syrian restaurant a welcome sign for refugees

LISBON (AFP) - The queue outside Lisbon’s first Syrian restaurant on its opening day showed an appetite not just for Syrian food but for...

Classrooms in rebel-held Yemen shuttered on first day of school

|     Jamil Nasser     | SANAA (AFP) - Classrooms in Yemen’s capital and rebel-held north remained largely empty on the first official day of school Sunday,...

Rohingya boy born in refugee camp faces uncertain future

|     Alexandre Marchand    | KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (AFP) - The afternoon call to prayer sounds out around the Kutupalong refugee camp as Hasina Aktar leaves the...

MIT student making sleeping bags for refugees in Middle East

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) - It wasn’t enough to send warm wishes to refugees in Syria. Vick Liu wanted to send them actual warmth. The sophomore...

Drive for giant new marine sanctuary in Antarctica

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia and France kick off a fresh push yesterday to create a vast marine sanctuary in pristine East Antarctica, hoping to...

Rubies, the buried treasures of Pakistani Kashmir

|     Caroline Nelly Perrot     | CHITTA KATHA, Pakistan (AFP) - The people of Pakistani Kashmir are sitting on a treasure chest: Millions of...

India to close colonial-era military farms

|     Sanjay Kanojia     | ALLAHABAD, India (AFP) - Under a hot afternoon sun, workers scrub down cows at the Allahabad Military Farm, the latest hangover...

Conservation cutbacks put Brazil’s Amazon animals at risk

|     Paula Ramon     | MEDIO Purus Extractive Reserve, Brazil (AFP) - Benedito de Souza scoops back sand hiding a nest of baby giant...

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