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Wednesday, April 08th, 2015

Funding Boost for Cambodia’s Hero Mine-Detecting Rats NGO

BY SIMON HENDERSON | MARCH 17, 2014 The Belgian demining NGO APOPO, which is pioneering the use of mine-detecting rats in the former battlefields of Cambodia, has received funding from the German government to expand its mine-clearance work in the country. In November, the government gave the green light for APOPO to begin testing highly skilled African Giant Pouched Rats—nicknamed… [Read Full Article]
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Thursday, March 12th, 2015

The Lethal Legacy of the Vietnam War

Fifty years after the first US troops came ashore at Da Nang, the Vietnamese are still coping with unexploded bombs and Agent Orange. George Black February 25, 2015 | This article appeared in the March 16, 2015 edition of The Nation. On a mild, sunny morning last November, Chuck Searcy and I drove out along a spur of the old… [Read Full Article]
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Tuesday, December 02th, 2014

Traveling Teaches Students in a Way Schools Can't

American education is largely limited to lessons about the West. AMANDA MACHADO  DEC 1 2014, 9:00 AM ET   When I turned 15, my parents sent me alone on a one-month trip to Ecuador, the country where my father was born. This was tradition in our family—for my parents to send their first-generation American kids to the country of their… [Read Full Article]
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Monday, November 17th, 2014

A Cuban Brain Drain, Courtesy of the U.S.

Secretary of State John Kerry and the American ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, have praised the work of Cuban doctors dispatched to treat Ebola patients in West Africa. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently sent an official to a regional meeting the Cuban government convened in Havana to coordinate efforts to fight the disease. In Africa,… [Read Full Article]
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Friday, November 14th, 2014

President Obama fostering human rights and partnership with Myanmar

Obama meets Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi at home where she was kept under arrest.                 Image:  Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press   BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 15 hours ago President Barack Obama gave a blunt assessment Friday of the need for further reform in Myanmar's move toward democracy, weighing into sensitive controversies over… [Read Full Article]
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