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Grow Your Own Locust Kit Could Someday Help Feed African Refugees

Insects, such as locust and grasshoppers, are a cheap source of protein that requires minimum resources to farm. Taking advantage of these properties, two design students have built an emergency food kit that allows families in a Kenyan refugee camp to grow their own source of protein--locust.
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The Deepening Conflict In Syria

The conflict in Syria is in its 18th month. Why international efforts to halt the bloodshed have failed and how the crush of refugees is overwhelming border nations.

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Egypt's President To Recalibrate Foreign Policy

Egypt's new President Mohammed Morsi is on his first major foreign tour. He's visiting China, and later this week Iran which is hosting a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement. Morsi says he wants to re-assert Egypt's influence in the Middle East and work with other regional powers to find a way to end the conflict in Syria.
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Israeli Court Rejects Suit By U.S. Activists' Family

An Israeli judge has dismissed a civil lawsuit brought by the family of pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie. The judge ruled the death of the American was not caused by the negligence of the Israeli state or army. Corrie was crushed by an Israeli bulldozer in 2003 while protesting the demolition of a Palestinian home in the southern Gaza Strip.
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In India, 100-Year-Old Lunch Delivery Service Goes Modern

If you work in an office in India, lunch might travel through a complex network of kitchens, bicycle deliverymen and train stations before ending up on your desk. Dabba wallahs have been delivering meals for a century, but over the years, lunchbox fare has changed dramatically.
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Somaliland: A Pocket Of Stability In A Chaotic Region

Two decades of peace — an anomaly in the turbulent Horn of Africa — are paying off for Somaliland, Somalia's secessionist northwestern enclave. Although not officially recognized as an independent nation, Somaliland is attracting investors, including a $17 million Coca-Cola bottling plant.
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Online University For All Balances Big Goals, Expensive Realities

The University of the People says it's the "world's first, tuition-free, online university," designed for poor students who would otherwise lack access to higher education. The institution has 1,300 students in 129 countries, but it's also struggling to maintain its "free" mission.

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