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Hiroshima atomic bomb app screen capture lead image
President Barack Obama is visiting Hiroshima, Japan, the first city to experience the effects of an atomic bomb. Put yourself into the shoes of those who suffered from the atomic bomb attacks in Japan: What if the Hiroshima atomic bomb hit your hometown?
An engineering professor in South Africa challenged his students to come up with a way to prevent devastating shack fires that displace thousands. One of them came up with this fire detector, Lumkani, that can alert a neighborhood.
A one-time engineering student has created a battery-operated device that provides a community-wide alert for fire in South African townships.
LaTanya Dickson's family has to travel 20 miles to get clean water, which they store in jugs under the kitchen table of their hogan on the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona.
A call from a potential donor to an international NGO working on access to clean water proved a turning point for both the group and a fight in the US.
A US shipment of peanuts to Haiti
Who could quibble with the US giving malnourished Haitian schoolchildren a shipment of US peanuts? There's history here, and a reason for suspicion.
Manuel sought help from the migration project after his daughter was injured in a car accident on her way north to the US.
In Zacualpa, Guatemala, some residents can't resist the gamble of taking out a loan and heading north. But they don't all make it and some go missing. Now help is at hand.
Two men point and look at a map, in black and white
A rare collection of refugee camp reports chronicle journeys through Turkey and across the Mediterranean by refugees trying to leave Europe.
Rebuilding efforts in Bhaktapur, Nepal
Anup Kaphle visited Nepal three times in the past year — twice to report on the earthquake, and once to get married.
24-year-old Prapti Tamang's two-story house was destroyed during the 2015 earthquake.
It's been a year since the earthquake in Nepal. The devastating quake hit on April 25, 2015, killing almost 9,000 people and leaving many thousands homeless. Photographer Sonia Narang visited with several people who lost their homes, livelihoods or access to basic needs in the disaster.
Thai soldier keeping watch at Erawan Shrine in central Bangkok.
Not so long ago, Thailand could boast about having one of the fastest growth rates in the world. But political turbulence, protests and a couple of coups have taken their toll. And there's anxiety about what will happen when the beloved king dies. How might the new Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community help Thailand get its act back together? What risks does Thailand's volatility have for a nascent regional grouping, with big aspirations to counterbalance China?
Shreesha Duwal
This 12-year-old lost her home in Nepal's 2015 earthquake but she has managed to stay in school. Now she just needs the other kids to stop taunting her for being homeless.

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