Many in Egypt’s Ezbet al Nakhl shanty town, who earn a living from rubbish they collect across Cairo, struggle to keep their children in school after steep price hikes.
Constantinople's decision last week to end more than 300 years of Moscow's control over Orthodox churches in Ukraine was met with the Russian Orthodox Church's decision to split from Constantinople.
The liberation of the Syrian city of Raqqa from Daesh came at a massive human cost and infrastructure damage. The US air strikes destroyed most of the city during the fight and thousands of civilian deaths still remain unaccounted for.
Private military contractors offering armies for hire emerged as a powerful stakeholder in the business of war. Governments can outsource compartmentalised jobs to mercenaries or private security contractors, without much international oversight.
Two weeks ago, Allen announced that the non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that he was treated for in 2009 had returned and he planned to fight it aggressively.
Ukraine is in the process of establishing an independent church, which Russia sees as a split in Orthodox Christianity, prompting it to retaliate against Constantinople for backing the Ukrainian church.
A South African organisation called the Clothing Bank has persuaded retailers across the world to hand over their unsold merchandise as part of a programme to help unemployed women.
At a three-day synod presided over by the Ecumenical Patriarch in Istanbul, seat of the global spiritual leader of roughly 300 million Orthodox Christians, endorsed Ukraine's request for an "autocephalous," independent, church.
US astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin were heading to the International Space Station when they had to make an emergency landing due to failure of the booster rockets.
Portugal has hired goat herders to clear scrubland of undergrowth and create natural, cost-effective fire barriers.
Singapore Airlines passengers will get to travel between Singapore and New York in 19 hours, a flight that tops Qatar Airways Flight 921 from Auckland to Doha.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that around 300 million people worldwide have depression and 50 million have dementia. Schizophrenia is estimated to affect 23 million people, and bipolar disorder around 60 million.
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