Bridge International Academies—a chain of inexpensive private schools—has plans to revolutionize education for poor children. But can its for-profit model work in the most impoverished places?
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The four children, from a fishing village in Nigeria, were among thousands abducted by Boko Haram and trained as soldiers. They learned to survive, but only by forgetting who they were.
The photographer Glenna Gordon accompanied the Nigerian military to regions where Islamist militants have terrorized residents.
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Indawgyi Lake has supported a unique culture for generations, but as Myanmar enters the modern world, it is increasingly under threat from pollution and conflict.
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Pulitzer Center grantee Jošt Franko was featured on The New York Times Lens Blog for his work on the cotton trade.
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The US FDA recently approved a clinical trial of a lung cancer vaccine made in Cuba. But American cancer patients are already smuggling the vaccine into the country in refrigerated lunch boxes.
In the capital, Pyongyang, entertainment options have expanded under Kim Jong-un, giving the privileged few—and foreigners—a glimpse of a better life.