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Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 08, 2023

Art as a tool for healing? Cambodian circus fosters joy and confidence.
In Cambodia, a circus is helping break the cycle of poverty and renew arts that were nearly wiped out by the Khmer Rouge regime.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 08, 2023

For a moment, earthquake makes Turkey's divisions a little smaller
The goodwill exists amid increasing accusations of government neglect in disaster preparedness and response to the quake that killed more than 11,000.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 08, 2023

‘Is it a sin to learn?' Afghan women grapple with Taliban edicts.
Many young women had expected to contribute to Afghan society as trained professionals, so the Taliban's clampdown on girls' and women's education comes as both a shock and a challenge.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 08, 2023

Italian designer says not enough is being done to support diversity
Stella Jean has withdrawn from Milan Fashion Week to protest the lack of funding for the "We Are Made in Italy" collective of young designers of color. Milan Fashion Week will run Feb. 21-27, 2023.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 07, 2023

Why is democratic India helping Russia avoid Western sanctions?
Russia's ability to endure sanctions relies on the reluctance of countries like India to join the West's economic embargo. The trade channels being formed could have lasting geopolitical effects.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 07, 2023

Global unity: Nearly 30 countries send aid to Turkey and Syria
Rescue workers are rushing to Turkey and Syria following the series of earthquakes that have claimed more than 5,000 lives. "This is a crisis on top of multiple crises in the affected region," said an officer with the World Health Organization.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 07, 2023

What does forgiveness mean? A Canadian bus crash, five years later.
Some victims of the deadly crash say deporting the driver, whose inattention killed 16 people, amounts to a double punishment.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 06, 2023

Balloon burst hopes for US-China trust-building. What now?
The crisis over China's weather or spy balloon has derailed a critical opportunity for building trust between Beijing and Washington.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 06, 2023

Crocus blooms in the living room? Kashmir's saffron farmers get creative.
Farmers say efforts to bolster Kashmir's struggling saffron industry are starting to pay off, sparking hope across the region.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 06, 2023

New harvests: Skinny trees in the Amazon, tomatoes instead of rice
Progress roundup: Land use adaptations produce results. Timber harvests coexist with restoration, and farmers are finding good yields in former paddies.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 06, 2023

China escalates rhetoric against US after downing of mystery balloon
China says the balloon that flew over North America was shot down with "excessive force" on Sunday. The appearance of the balloon, and the response by the United States, have strained the already tense U.S.-China relationship.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 06, 2023

Rescue workers act after massive earthquakes shake Turkey, Syria
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Turkey and Syria early Monday morning, killing at least 2,300 and leaving hundreds trapped. Rescue workers have searched building remains for survivors, while residents work together to evacuate and bring people to safety.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 05, 2023

Pope, Anglican, Presbyterian leaders speak out against anti-gay laws
The three Christian leaders said gay people should be welcomed by their churches, during an unprecedented joint airborne news conference returning home from South Sudan.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 04, 2023

US moves to recover suspected Chinese spy balloon after shooting it down
The United States downed the Chinese balloon off the Carolina coast after it became the latest flashpoint in tensions between Washington and Beijing.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 03, 2023

Cloud reader or spy balloon? China downplays 'civilian airship' in US.
China officials claim that a balloon seen in American airspace over Montana, a state with a nuclear missile silo, was launched for weather studies and got blown off course. U.S. officials are still investigating if the balloon had espionage purposes.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 03, 2023

Ghana athletes aim to give Olympic water polo a new look
Like most aquatic sports, water polo has historically had few players of color. Former professional U.S. water polo player Prince Asante is working to change that, training players in Ghana with a goal of one day sending an all-Black team to the Olympics.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 02, 2023

As Ukraine's economy reels, Ukrainians find ways to soldier on
As the war with Russia grinds on, Ukraine's economy is under pressure and dependent on foreign aid. The average Ukrainian faces an uncertain future, but is still finding ways to persevere.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 02, 2023

From reporter to teacher: Helping prisoners find their voice
It is a Monday at Everglades Correctional Institution (ECI), a place few outsiders want to - or ever will - visit. Incarcerated men lin

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 02, 2023

Turkey in NATO: Inscrutable, unreliable, but indispensable
Authoritarian Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan defies his NATO partners, buying Russian weapons and blocking European nations from joining the alliance. How to manage ties with a leader NATO cannot do without?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 02, 2023

Sanctions aren't keeping name brands out of Russia. Why not?
Western sanctions aren't keeping iPhones off Russian shelves or Hollywood films out of Moscow's theaters. "Parallel imports" are making Russia's economy more resilient than expected.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 02, 2023

'We're here to stay': Israeli settler population surpasses 500K
There are now currently more than 500,000 Israeli settlers living in the West Bank, a recent report says. That number is expected to rise even higher under Israel's incoming ultranationalist administration.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 02, 2023

US doubles military presence in the Philippines to counter China
The United States is expanding its presence in the Philippines amid rising concerns about China's influence in the Pacific. On Thursday, the U.S. secured access to four more military camps in the Philippines and improved its existing five camps.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 01, 2023

Palestinians see fewer paths to safety amid violence with Israel
Feeling abandoned amid the West Bank's latest explosive cycle, how do Palestinian civilians protect themselves? Even as some embrace mutual aid, others resort to violence.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 01, 2023

Culture as resistance? Haitians defy gangs by embracing theater.
Despite widespread violence at the hands of criminal gangs, Haitians are risking it all to attend live theater.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 01, 2023

Endurance test: How Sri Lanka's batik artists keep the craft alive
Keeping a traditional craft alive in modern times often requires creativity and perseverance. Sri Lanka's loyal batik artisans have both.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 01, 2023

‘Silent' protests in Myanmar resist rising political violence
More than two years after the February 2021 military coup in Myanmar, nonviolent civil resistance remains strong. People fight for a return to democracy, and nonviolent protests within cities occur almost daily, though violence in the countryside is rising.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 31, 2023

As Hindu nationalism grows, so does interest in Delhi's Muslim history
Islamophobia in India is rising, but some tour guides and historians see hope in the growing curiosity about Delhi's Muslim heritage.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 31, 2023

Why South Korea is debating a nuclear weapons program
As some in South Korea call for a nuclear weapons program, experts say what's needed is a strengthening of trust and cooperation under the U.S. nuclear umbrella.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 31, 2023

How teachers in France are shifting focus to build a confident society
In France, strict classrooms are giving way to ones where feelings are discussed more openly. How might that shift change student experiences - and French society?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 31, 2023

Bolsonaro seeks to delay return to Brazil with US tourist visa
Brazil's former President Jair Bolsonaro has requested to stay in the U.S. following the election of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Mr. Bolsonaro is being investigated in Brazil after his supporters stormed the nation's capital protesting the election.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 30, 2023

Protecting urban oysters and Canadian wilds
Progress roundup: Hong Kongers are protecting reefs, Indigenous Canadians are conserving millions of acres of land and water, and more.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 30, 2023

Europe embargoes Russian diesel to de-fuel war efforts
Europe is cutting more energy ties with Russia to stop feeding the war in Ukraine. Diesel prices have already jumped since the war started on Feb. 24, 2022, and they could rise again. Europe is looking for suppliers in the U.S., the Middle East, and Asia.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 30, 2023

Blinken, in Israel, urges restraint as he condemns recent violence
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken flew to Israel to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The visit comes amid escalating turmoil in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 29, 2023

New voice for Czech Republic? Retired general tops ex-PM for presidency.
Petr Pavel defeated populist billionaire Andrej Babis in a runoff vote for president of the Czech Republic and will succeed controversy-courting Milos Zeman in the largely ceremonial but prestigious post.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 28, 2023

New app poses another hurdle for migrants seeking asylum in US
A mobile app for asylum seekers was meant to ease difficulties at the border but has been overwhelmed since its introduction this month.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 27, 2023

Tensions high, Israeli-Palestinian clashes ease after West Bank raid
After Israel carried out a deadly raid in a Palestinian refugee camp Thursday, Gaza militants fired rockets, and Israel responded with nondeadly airstrikes. The tensions pose a challenge for U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken ahead of his trip to the region Sunday.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 27, 2023

Burst of Israeli-Palestinian violence casts shadow ahead of Blinken visit
Mr. Blinken, who is arriving Sunday, is expected now to focus on lowering tensions after an Israel raid in the West Bank Thursday killed nine, and a Palestinian attack outside an East Jerusalem synagogue Friday night killed seven.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 26, 2023

While soldiers fight, Ukrainians face another threat: hunger
Food security has become critical to Ukraine's defense against the Russian invasion. Volunteers willing to drive and hand out much needed groceries to cities under siege are key to that effort.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 26, 2023

Post-globalization, what's next for world trade?
Globalization is in disrepute, protectionism rising. But free trade has powered global growth for decades; can an acceptable new framework be devised?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 26, 2023

Australia Day inspires push for including Indigenous in constitution
The 235th anniversary of British colonization in Australia is also a reminder of how Indigenous peoples lost their land. Australians will vote soon on a policy that would recognize Indigenous people as Australia's original inhabitants in the constitution.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 26, 2023

Hundreds of Philippine police are filing their resignations. Why?
Weeding out police officers involved in the Philippines' illegal drug trade could make way for a less violent war on drugs, but victims say it does little to deliver justice.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 25, 2023

In Valley of the Kings dig, an all-Egyptian team makes its mark
For decades, as leading archaeologists dug into the rich history buried in Egypt, locals were the laborers, never the discoverers. But not this dig.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 25, 2023

Is France finally paying respect to its aging African soldiers?
Tirailleurs sénégalais - Senegalese colonial infantry - fought wars for France, but have been treated like second-class soldiers. Now, with a blockbuster film and pension reform, they may be getting their due.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 25, 2023

Nepal farmers plant hope, resilience with indigenous seeds
In a region where 80% of the people are farmers, Nepal's native crops are disappearing. Now a small movement grows as farmers embrace indigenous seeds and the demand for local produce grows. Some say the effort can boost resilience to climate change.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 25, 2023

Chris Hipkins replaces Jacinda Ardern as New Zealand prime minister
Chris Hipkins was sworn in as New Zealand prime minister on Wednesday. Carmel Sepuloni, the new deputy prime minister, is the first person with Pacific Island heritage to serve in this position. The nation's general election is less than nine months away.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 25, 2023

Germany and NATO allies to send ‘scores of battle tanks' to Ukraine
The German government has confirmed it will send Leopard II battle tanks to Ukraine, and NATO allies will follow. The long-awaited decision came after the United States agreed to send M1 Abrams tanks, a move that Kyviv hopes could forge a turning point.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 25, 2023

Pope Francis: homosexuality is not a crime, calls for charity
"Being homosexual isn't a crime," said Pope Francis in an interview with The Associated Press. The pope called laws against the LGBTQ community "unjust," and is the first pope to speak out against such laws.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 24, 2023

Did Snow White consent? Salvadoran youths rewrite tales - and their future.
The use of imagination and storytelling to dissect real-life challenges is the focus of youth workshops that aim to combat violence and inequality in Latin America.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 24, 2023

Israeli PM Netanyahu makes an unexpected visit to Jordan's King
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu paid an unexpected trip to King Abdullah II, his first visit since taking power in December. They talked about "regional issues" and security cooperation with Jordan, according to Mr. Netanyahu's office.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 23, 2023

Ukraine war: Can NATO tanks and training turn the tide?
Ukraine sees the hope of rolling back Russia's land grab, with help from NATO vehicles, firepower, and training. But the arrival of sought-after Western tanks remains uncertain.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 23, 2023

Brazil appoints Indigenous ministers to reverse Amazon deforestation
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is making Amazon preservation a top priority. Mr. Lula pledges to expand protected territories in the Amazon and halt illegal deforestation by tapping environmentalists and Indigenous people for key leadership positions.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 20, 2023

After rough 2022, can China still surpass the US?
As new data on China's slowing economic growth and declining population casts doubt on the country's rise, economists are recalculating their forecasts for U.S.-China competition.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 20, 2023

In Ukraine, Russian collaborators flee or face justice
Ukrainian authorities have made dealing with Russian collaborators a top priority when they restore their control over liberated territories.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 20, 2023

For Britons seeking warmth, camaraderie can be as important as heat
Energy costs are so high in the United Kingdom that many Britons are unable to heat their homes properly. So communities are setting up warm places where they can come, without judgment, to escape the cold.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 20, 2023

Chinese curtail travel, opt to stay home for another Lunar New Year
After China's decision to drop the policy for overseas travelers to go into lengthy quarantine, there was a high expectation for tourism over the Lunar New Year holidays. Instead, many Chinese are staying home, though international bookings skyrocketed.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 20, 2023

Silicon Valley wanes as Google, Amazon, Meta face layoffs
Google terminated 12,000 positions by email Friday, in the wake of other large-scale layoffs at Amazon and Meta. The Silicon Valley giant is undergoing waves of hiring freezes and layoffs as the tech industry navigates a rapidly changing economic landscape.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 19, 2023

Court tells Netanyahu to fire ally, intensifying fight over democracy
The brewing battle over Israeli democracy is now centered on Netanyahu ally Aryeh Deri, a convicted felon. Which takes precedence, the "will of the people" or the rule of law?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 19, 2023

Cairo's ‘Garbage City' rebranded: It's recycling ... and a living
Residents of Cairo's Manshiyat Naser neighborhood were once referred to as zabaleen, garbage people. But today's push for a green economy and the demand for recycled plastic is changing perceptions of their work.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 19, 2023

Democracies survive outright assault, face internal threat
Western democracy may face a greater threat from extremists infiltrating mainstream parties than from violent attacks. But not for now.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 19, 2023

At Davos, Zelenskyy asks the world for more help against Russia
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned world leaders that Western armaments must arrive faster than Russian attacks. His main push was for more advanced weaponry, which NATO is looking to supply.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 19, 2023

Strikes, protests test French president's plan to raise retirement age
French citizens took to the streets on Jan. 19 to protest a new planned pension reform introduced by President Emmanuel Macron. He says to keep the system solvent the retirement age must be raised from 62 to 64.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 19, 2023

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern resigns amid growing local criticism
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced her resignation effective Feb. 7. Ms. Ardern, who has received global praise, says her role comes with "the responsibility to know when you are the right person to lead, and also, when you are not."

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 18, 2023

How a ‘headstrong historian' is rewriting Kenya's colonial history
Global narratives of Africa have long been shaped by Western perspectives. A growing number of homegrown digital heritage initiatives seek to disrupt that hold.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 18, 2023

Did Brazil's armed forces halt - or help - capital rioters?
As details emerge on Brazil's Jan. 8 insurrection, the role of the armed forces looks less celebratory.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 18, 2023

Good intentions, good results: People pull together for forests and a fish
Progress roundup: Both when trust is returned to locals, and when government protects nature from overutilization, disparate interests can make change.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 18, 2023

Lebanon saves Syrian refugees from sea, hands over to Syrian army
A boat carrying more than 200 migrants sank off the coast of Lebanon on New Year's Eve. All but two of the passengers were rescued, but they were taken to the Syrian border and handed over to the Syrian army.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 18, 2023

Filipino journalist acquitted in ‘triumph of facts over politics'
Journalist Maria Ressa, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, has been acquitted of the first of many legal cases used by former Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to silence her. Human Rights Watch called the charges "bogus and politically motivated."

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 17, 2023

Ukrainian villagers can go home now. Rebuilding is a different matter.
Ukrainian villages like Partyzanske are the lowest priority for government rebuilding efforts, but residents are still returning to war-torn homes to pull their lives back together.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 17, 2023

Peru protests highlight rural-urban divides - and a desire to belong
Peru is facing its deadliest conflict this century following an attempted coup by former leftist President Pedro Castillo.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 17, 2023

How an all-women news outlet is changing Somalia's media landscape
Bilan, Somalia's first all-women news outlet, looks for human stories often overlooked by Somalia's male-dominated media and serves as an example of professional excellence to other Somali women.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 17, 2023

The world's most wanted Mafia boss caught in private clinic
Matteo Messina Denaro, Mafia boss and Italy's most wanted fugitive, was arrested on Monday, after three decades on the run. The third mafia fugitive boss to be arrested in Sicily, Mr. Denaro was tried and convicted of murders and involvement in bombings.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 17, 2023

'People's uprising': Somalian push against Al Shabab gains momentum
Somalia is working to drive out Al Shabab, the Al Qaeda-linked extremists, in its most significant offensive against the group in a decade. Civilians are being encouraged to stand up to the extremists in what the government is calling a "people's uprising."

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 17, 2023

EU plan promotes clean energy, reduced reliance on Russia, China
The European Union presented a plan on Tuesday that would ease the process of subsidizing green energy industries. The EU's member nations are pursuing cleaner energy for the continent and reduced dependency on fuel from China and Russia.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 17, 2023

African activists voice concerns over leadership in UN climate talks
African climate activists are objecting to the U.N.'s decision to let an oil executive lead the next round of talks at its annual climate conference. It's a "conflict of interest," said Mithika Mwenda, PACJA's executive director.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 15, 2023

Who incited Brazil's capital riot? Bolsonaro added to the probe.
Lawyers of former president Jair Bolsonaro say he had no relationship with the rioters, while prosecutors are investigating whether he or others hold responsibility for the violence.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 15, 2023

Search for survivors in Ukraine, day after Russian missile barrage
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the death toll from the strike on the Dnipro apartment building rose to 25 Sunday. "We continue to fight for every life," he said.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 13, 2023

Seeking stability - and responsibility - Japan builds up military
By shouldering more security responsibility, Japan is taking a step toward its vision for a peaceful Asia that operates on a shared set of rules and norms.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 13, 2023

Rags to riches: Restored Pompeii house offers hints to its past
A newly restored house in Pompeii, Italy, reopened to the public on Tuesday. The ancient house includes paintings and architecture that tell mythological stories and offer clues about the daily lives of the owners, former slaves who became wealthy merchants.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 12, 2023

Freedom vs. responsibility? Musk and EU butt heads over online rules.
Elon Musk seems to want to run Twitter like a classic American forum for speech. There's a problem: Twitter is global, and Europe plans to impose the responsibility it thinks such forums require.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 12, 2023

Moral moments matter: The power of individual choice
Against a somber geopolitical background, moments of moral clarity illuminated the scene in 2022, as individuals did what they felt was the right thing to do.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 12, 2023

Female athletes in Afghanistan face new opponent: Taliban rule
Noura had always been an all-star athlete until the Taliban barred Afghan women from playing sports. Many women and girls who once played sports have been intimidated into submission through visits to their gyms, warning phone calls, and detainment.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 11, 2023

Together they can: In Palestinian village, a model of self-sufficiency
From homegrown food to home improvement, a West Bank village is blending a cooperative tradition with modern volunteerism to enhance its autonomy from Israel and the inefficient Palestinian Authority.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 11, 2023

Long life, good education, but no jobs? Kerala model faces test.
The policies that helped India's Kerala state punch above its weight on economic and social welfare now appear to be holding it back.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 11, 2023

North American Leadership Summit ends with hope, stronger ties
Leaders of the United States, Mexico, and Canada met at the North American Leaders Summit this week. Despite previous tensions over issues of migration, trade, and manufacturing, the leaders emphasized cooperation and commonalities.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 10, 2023

Once influential, Russian soldiers' mothers speak softly amid Ukraine war
After decades of apathy, Russian officials seem to recognize the military needs to communicate better with families of missing and injured soldiers. But will that mean more honesty or obfuscation?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 10, 2023

Mexico arrests son of ‘El Chapo': Why don't citizens feel safer?
Mexico captured the son of "El Chapo" ahead of President Biden's visit - and the ensuing violence has led many Mexicans to reconsider how to stay safe.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 10, 2023

As assisted dying broadens, countries wrestle with new ethical lines
Many people view assisted dying as an act of compassion, prompting some countries to expand eligibility. But for some left behind, the practice feels very wrong.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 10, 2023

Warm winter melts lingering fears of European energy crisis
Warm weather is helping Europe keep the lights and heat on this winter despite Russia cutting off most of its natural gas supply to the continent. With untouched gas reserves, politicians and analysts say the risk of blackouts or rationing is over.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 10, 2023

Power unlocked: Debt funds conservation, refugee brings solar to his camp
Progress roundup: Belize frees conservation funds with "blue bonds," African refugee teaches himself solar-powered internet, gecko species recovers.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 09, 2023

Brazil's ‘Jan. 6' is a hit to democracy - but could it also bolster it?
Supporters of former far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stormed state institutions yesterday in an echo of the Jan. 6 insurrection in the U.S.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 09, 2023

Under occupation in Ukraine, a dairy cow makes a difference
Many older Ukrainians were unable, or unwilling, to evacuate their homes when Russian troops invaded last year. Liberated, they recount their travails.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 09, 2023

Flavors From Afar: Where refugees cook up new lives
When refugees start over, they leave behind careers, loved ones, and beloved places. Flavors From Afar restaurant dishes up meaningful paths forward, building on tastes from home.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 09, 2023

‘Exemplary compassion': Nations pledge funding for flood-hit Pakistan
The United Nations allocated over $4 billion Monday to Pakistan in the wake of last summer's devastating floods. Pakistan estimates it will need $16.3 billion to fully recover. "We are racing [against] time," said Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 09, 2023

From self-interest to doing a world of good, in food tech and mangroves
Progress roundup: The Dutch improved their food supply, and then shared it. And around the globe, better mangrove protection is increasing carbon sequestration.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 08, 2023

Bolsonaro's supporters storm Brazil's government offices
On Sunday, a week after the inauguration of Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stormed Congress, the Supreme Court, and the presidential palace in the capital.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 06, 2023

In Sri Lanka, Pastor Moses shows the power of a free lunch
Generosity in one pastor's youth has created a ripple effect, helping buoy thousands of Sri Lankans through times of hunger and hardship.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 06, 2023

Hong Kong, China to ring in Lunar New Year with reopened border
The Hong Kong-China border will reopen on Sunday after three years of being almost completely closed. The move coincides with the close arrival of the Chinese Lunar New Year, a holiday that will likely lead to a significant number of travelers in the area.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 05, 2023

Pelé changed soccer - and Brazil. Can his legacy continue to heal divisions?
Brazil's soccer hero Pelé served as an example of overcoming poverty and inequality. As hunger and racism persist, his legacy is a reference for hope.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 05, 2023

How a beach opens doors for Egyptians with limited vision
Egypt has some of Africa's most advanced legislation to empower people with disabilities. A beach in Alexandria implements it.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 04, 2023

Iranian actor jailed for supporting protests has been released
Taraneh Alidoosti, one of Iran's most famous actors, was among several celebrities to post messages in support of the anti-government protests. She was jailed for nearly three weeks for her support but has now been released on bail.

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