Launched July 29, 2011 Hanna Ingber, Anna Tomasulo
In Nepal, child marriage affects every aspect of a girl’s life, from her education prospects to her physical and mental health to her chances for escaping poverty.
Launched July 25, 2011 Steve Sapienza
A third of a million Peruvians make their living from gold mining, but illegal tactics and deforestation methods are damaging the environment and inflicting health risks on the local population.
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Launched July 14, 2011 Nadja Drost
Colombia's small-scale traditional miners are fighting for their piece of the recent gold mining boom as large multinational companies have picked up most of the country's exploration rights.
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Launched July 12, 2011 Antigone Barton
AIDS activists are beginning a new fight against the disease after health workers went on strike in 2009 to protest the theft from Zambia's Ministry of Health.
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Launched July 12, 2011 Sean Gallagher
Natural forests cover about 10 percent of China’s surface area, but large swathes of China’s forests have been destroyed as a result of logging, mining, wood and plant collection.
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Launched July 12, 2011 Hadas Gold
The trash pickers of Buenos Aires are an unsanctioned but accepted part of city life. Now the government is looking to officially incorporate them in the waste disposal system.
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Launched July 11, 2011 Coleen Jose
Abundant marine, animal and plant life in the Philippines supports a rapidly growing population of 92 million. The natural resources also serve as profitable products in the global market.
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Launched July 6, 2011 Samuel Loewenberg
Sky-rocketing food prices, drought, conflict, and an insufficient response have left populations in the Horn of Africa on the brink of famine.
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Launched July 5, 2011 Jason Motlagh
A gathering economic crisis in Belarus is bringing a new generation out into the streets.
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Launched July 2, 2011 Jesse Hardman
Millions of Burmese cross over to Thailand to escape political, social and economic hardships. But labor traffickers prevent many Burmese from achieving a better life.
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Launched June 30, 2011 Kathryn Joyce, Michael Tsegaye
Over the past several years, Ethiopia has rapidly become one of the top "sending countries" in international adoption.
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Launched June 27, 2011 Will Englund
Twenty years in limbo: Nothing exemplified the collapse of the Soviet Union like the bloody fighting over Nagorno Karabakh, and today that enclave remains a source of bitterness and tension.
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Launched June 20, 2011 Sharif Abdel Kouddous, Nicole Salazar
In the wake of the uprising that ousted President Mubarak, Sharif Abdel Kouddous reports from Cairo, Egypt with Nicole Salazar on the struggle for democracy, social justice and economic reform.
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Launched June 17, 2011 Isaac Stone Fish, Sean Gallagher
Cheap, available, and an antidote to hunger, crystal meth appears to be becoming the drug of choice both in North Korea, and in its porous border region with China.
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Launched June 16, 2011 Helen Branswell
Polioviruses have been nearly eradicated. But scientists worry their gains face a left-field threat: After vaccination, some people excrete the virus for years.
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Launched June 13, 2011 Anna Sussman
Sex work in Turkey has long been legal, provided it takes place in state-licensed brothels. But over the past decade, AKP-affiliated officials have closed them down, leaving women on the street.
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Launched May 23, 2011 Reese Erlich
Few thought Tunisia's December 2010 uprising would so quickly spark revolts in the surrounding region. What will the Arab Spring mean for Syria, Egypt and Gaza?
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Launched May 20, 2011 Stephanie Sinclair
Throughout the world, more than 51 million girls below the age of 18 are currently married. This harmful traditional practice spans continents, language, religion and caste.
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Launched May 18, 2011 Shaheen Buneri
The Taliban has fallen in northwestern Pakistan's Swat Valley, but for the three million displaced in the conflict between security forces and Taliban militants, stability remains far away.
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Launched May 2, 2011 Dimiter Kenarov, Nadia Shira Cohen
Poorly regulated mining and refining facilities are causing enormous devastation, while corporate interests are pushing ever harder to exploit the untapped mineral resources of the continent.
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Launched May 2, 2011 Christiane Badgley
In December 2010, Ghana joined the league of oil-producers, determined to make oil a blessing and not a curse. Christiane Badgley visits Takoradi, a.k.a. Oil City to see how things are going so far.
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Launched April 18, 2011 Peter DiCampo
Instead of a return to peace and prosperity, Ivory Coast’s long-delayed presidential elections marked a return to brutal conflict—and with it, a severe humanitarian crisis.
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Launched April 6, 2011 Max Delany, Marc Hofer
Uganda’s Karamoja region, home to tribes of cattle-herding, Kalashnikov-wielding nomads, has been trapped in a cycle of violence and poverty for generations.
Images by Bénédicte Kurzen, Nigeria, 2011
Launched April 4, 2011 Joe Bavier, Bénédicte Kurzen
Sectarian violence sparked by a deepening rift between Nigeria's Muslims and Christians has killed thousands over the past decade and threatens the future unity of Africa's most populous nation.

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