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Palestinian Refugees On Losing Side Of UN Budget Crunch

The UN agency that supplies the basic needs for Palestinian refugees may not be able to meet December payroll for 30,000 teachers, doctors and social workers across the Mideast. The agency serves an ever-increasing number of refugees, the descendants of the Palestinians uprooted in 1948.

Five Things You May Not Know About Child Marriage

In the developing world, one in three girls is married by the age of 18, and the number of young girls being married off is actually increasing, according to groups tracking the issue.

Restoring The Mausoleum That Helped Inspire The Taj Mahal

An imposing 16th century stone tomb for the Mogul emperor Humayun has been restored after six years of work. The mausoleum, which had fallen into disrepair, became India's most ambitious heritage conservation project.

Rival Protesters Clash In Bangkok

At least one protester is dead as violence breaks out among rival groups rallying in the Thai capital.

Bickering In Bangladesh; Curling; Glow-In-The-Dark Tattoos

Ozy editor Eugene Robinson tells NPR's Arun Rath about two dueling divas in Bangladeshi politics, the rising popularity of an obscure winter sport, and tattoos that you can wear to work.

Nairobi Seeks Answers 2 Months After 'Kenya's 9/11'

On Sept. 21, terrorists attacked the upscale Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 67 people. Despite early reports of as many as 15 gunmen, Kenyan police now know that the attack was the work of only four terrorist, all of whom died in the suicide mission. But some other very important questions remain unanswered.

Thousands Of Children As Young As 6 Work In Bolivia's Mines

Child labor is a reality in Bolivia, where an estimated one in three children work. But few face the danger of the country's child miners. A journalist who reported on the issue says some 3,000 children work in Bolivia's mines, children as young as 6. Some in Bolivia are trying to raise the working age; others want to lower it to legalize this employment of very young children.

New Pope's 'Dream' Includes Tolerance, Compassion And Tradition

This week, Pope Francis released a new document called the "Evangelii Gaudium" (The Joy of the Gospel). His first major document has captured the attention of Vatican watchers, who describe a vision statement of what Francis sees for the future of the Catholic Church.
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MedStar Washington Nurse Off To The Philippines

One nurse who works at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is going to the Phillipines to help in the aftermath of the typhoon this holiday weekend.


U.S. Offers To Destroy Some Of Syria's Chemical Weapons

The U.S. plans to destroy the chemicals at sea using a process called hydrolysis. The organization charged by the international community with overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical stockpile said private companies will likely be contracted to neutralize some other weapons.