Around the globe, about 815 million people — 11 percent of the world’s population — went hungry in 2016, according to the latest data from the United Nations. This was the first increase in more than 15 years.
"They make me bleed inside every time I talk to them," says Saber Askar, a US citizen from Yemen, with family still in the war-torn country. "I don’t know what to do. Every time I call, I’m afraid they're not going to answer anymore."
In a visit to the USS Arizona memorial at Pearl Harbor, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Barack Obama marked an event 75 years ago that launched a war that led, eventually, to a powerful international friendship.
This week, Oregon voters will decide Measure 100, which would ban the buying and selling of various illegal animal products. There is widespread support for the measure, but concern that a lack of funding means it promises more than it could deliver.
Research shows that in post-conflict countries where women are recognized as victims and awarded justice, peace is more likely to last. But as Colombia tentatively moves towards peace, how much justice can women expect?
When she was 14, Xiomara picked up a gun and joined Colombia's Marxist guerrilla group, the FARC. She stayed in the wilderness for 15 years. Now she faces the challenges of thousands of other women who have left the rebel group: how to come back.
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