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Christmas tree turns symbol of hope at Brazil dump

An illegal garbage dump seems an unlikely setting for a holiday story, but when a photojournalist captured 12-year-old Gabriel Silva pulling a Christmas tree fr…

PEOPLE

2022/03/22

‘Menstrual poverty’: Brazil tampon row gets political

Vanessa Moraes lives in a Rio de Janeiro slum, works multiple jobs to support her two sons and barely scrapes by on welfare. So buying tampons and pads each mon…

PEOPLE

2022/02/17

F&W Game Changers: Empowering Employment

The LEE Initiative keeps hope afloat for restaurants and farmers in need. Edward Lee and Lindsey Ofcacek     by Neon Bites Chef Edward Lee and former restaurant…

PEOPLE

2021/09/21

Child labour worldwide increases for first time in 20 years

Child labour has risen for the first time in two decades and the coronavirus crisis threatens to push millions more youngsters towards the same fate, Unicef has…

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2021/09/09

The Sahel: Terror, poverty and climate change

With French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday announcing a revamp of France’s military deployment in the Sahel, we take a look at this deeply troubled…

PEACE

2021/09/02

Ramadan breeds dread in crisis-hit Iraq

Faced with sharp price rises, a decline in the buying power of the dinar and rising unemployment, Iraqis enter the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan with a feelin…

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2021/07/13

Mexican villagers take anti-narco fight into own hands

Mexican children toting replica rifles march alongside armed members of a self-defense force who say they have been left to defend their village against drug tr…

PEOPLE

2021/06/24

Berlin Beer Hall Transforms Into Homeless Facility for the Holidays — Complete With Special Christmas Meals

Prost to Berlin’s largest beer hall for showing the true meaning of holiday cheer during the pandemic. People wearing protective face masks walk past a beer pub…

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2021/04/01

All change: India’s railways bring back tea in clay cups in bid to banish plastics

A small and humble relic from India’s past is about to stage a major comeback. At all 7,000 railway stations in the country, tea will be served in earthen…

PEOPLE

2021/02/22