poverty

Development & Education

How American fifth graders react when introduced to the concept of child marriages

The concept of child marriage is a completely foreign idea in the United States. Yet in many parts of the world, including South Asia and Africa, it’s as common as the idea of marriage itself. In countries such as, Niger, Chad and the Central African Republic, for example, more than two-thirds of girls were married off before their 18th birthday in 2007. That’s according to the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW).

Business, Finance & Economics

Africa's food supply

The United States recently joined other leading industrial nations to pledge 20 billion dollars towards improving farming in Africa. But as The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Morocco, some Africans are wary of this latest round of help from outside.

Arts, Culture & Media

The underwear economy

Economists and analysts track just about everything to gauge how the economy is doing. Some analysts just focus on one product- can we really learn how the economy is doing by looking in our underwear drawers? The World's Jason Margolis reports.

Conflict & Justice

Group Doueh

Group Doueh is from a refugee camp in Algeria. The band has a powerful sound that counts Jimi Hendrix as an influence. The World's Marco Werman has more.

Global Politics

Geo answer

India is the answer to today's Geo Quiz. India's Atomic Energy regulatory body is investigating an incident involving the death of a scrap metal worker. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from the BBC's Sanjoy Majunder.