Features

As rape crisis grows, South African pupils learn how to fight...

SOWETO, South Africa (AFP) - In a classroom in the South African township of Soweto, girls listen carefully, knowing they need to learn how...

Bhutan’s not-so-happy evicted minority, the Lhotshampa

BELDANGI REFUGEE CAMP, Nepal (AFP) - The Himalayan nation of Bhutan, often described as a “Shangri-La” where happiness is equated to wealth, is holding...

Iran’s new breed of charities on poverty frontline

TEHRAN (AFP) - At an outreach centre in southern Tehran, teenagers are learning to be journalists, while upstairs their mothers are fine-tuning their sewing...

Year after IS lost Syria’s Raqa, holdout hospital awaits recovery

RAQA, Syria (AFP) - Shattered ultrasound machines and prosthetic limbs litter the hallways of Raqa's main hospital, still gutted a year after the Islamic...

10-year plan turbocharges Vietnam’s coastline

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Vietnam is reaping the benefits of a national strategy laid out 10 years ago to garner riches from the...

Poverty reduction scheme gives Laos’ Savannakhet folk a better life

SAVANNAKHET (Vientiane Times/ANN) - A project aimed at alleviating poverty in two villages in Champhon district, Savannakhet province, has succeeded in improving the lives...

On Lake Victoria ferries, passengers pray and hope for the best

LUANDA K'Otieno, Kenya (AFP) - Time-worn and weather-beaten, the MV Mbita III tilts slightly to the left as it creaks out of its Kenyan...

Egypt seeks to weave cotton renaissance

CAIRO (AFP) -Treading carefully among his sprawling green plants in the Nile Delta, Egyptian farmer Fatuh Khalifa fills his arms with fluffy white cotton...

With border open, Ethiopia and Eritrea are back in business

ETHIOPIA-Eritrea border, Ethiopia (AFP) - For two decades, little besides soldiers, refugees and rebels moved across Ethiopia and Eritrea's closed border, but today the...

Florida Panhandle devastated by Hurricane Michael

PANAMA CITY, Florida (AP) — The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael came into focus on Thursday with rows upon rows of homes found smashed...

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