Tired of hearing that poverty is a choice, copywriter Jenny Nicholson decided to do something to show people the cyclical nature of poverty and its affect on choice. So she created an online game called Spent. The game challenges players to make decisions based on how much money they have, even though many of those decisions may be extremely difficult …
After an assassination attempt injured him and forced him to flee the country, Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh has returned to a nation still very much divided. Saleh has called for a…
A ceasefire has temporarily calmed the violence that has recently plagued the Middle East nation of Yemen. The agreement came after government forces shelled a protester encampment, killing seven people in the process …
Syrian forces shot dead 20 people on Friday and flooded rural areas around Damascus with troops to try to end six months of demonstrations against President Bashar al-Assad, activists said.
The United Nations has announced a significant drop in the childhood death rate, from 12 million in 1990 to 7.6 million last year.
Doctors think they have found a way to create replacement blood vessels using a 3D printer and a technique called multiphoton polymerization.
Brussels will free its streets of cars and heavy traffic this Sunday as it celebrates its 11th annual car-free day, marking a week when cities across Europe promote cycling and other green transport
AmeriCares expanded its Hurricane Irene response with the launch of a $500,000 U.S. Disaster Recovery Initiative to aid survivors of Irene and other recent emergencies.
Gunmen from the Pakistani Taliban fired grenade launchers and AK-47’s at a school bus on Tuesday, killing the driver, four children and injuring 18 others.
British police arrested five suspects for keeping slaves in Bedfordshire on Sunday under a new anti-slavery law passed last year.
Heavy rains and flash flooding in Pakistan’s southeastern Sindh province have killed 226 people and damaged over 1.9 million homes, according to the National Disaster Management Authority
In some sort of medical nightmare come true, at least 23 children suffering from thalassemia, a genetic disorder that requires frequent blood transfusions, have tested positive for HIV after receiving tainted blood.
At least 61 people have died in Kenya in one of the worst fire disasters in the country’s history.
A new human rights report says that Syrian police forces have begun pulling wounded protesters out of the hospital, and blocking treatment for people who were trapped in a military siege.
A huge blackout affecting five million people has hit Mexico, along with California and Arizona.