Africa

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The global giraffe population has "plummeted" by nearly 40 percent over the last 30 years, and is now "threatened with extinction," according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) "Red List" released Thursday . The IUCN cites illegal hunting, habitat loss due to expanding agriculture and mining, increasing human-wildlife...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Toxic air pollution poses an "enormous" risk to children worldwide, according...
Nika Knight, staff writer
A refugee is rescued Monday by a member of Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish aid group.
Amnesty International accuses most countries of shirking their responsibilities...

Further

From Fambul Tok - family talk - a short film on the efforts of the extraordinary women of Sierre Leone to heal their communities, one village at a time, after a devastating decade-long civil war. A happy and peaceful Mother's Day.