Peter Nomikos, a young shipping heir whose family helped turn the Greek island of Santorini into a tourist hot spot, is trying to help Greece dig out of its massive debt with a new charity that asks average Greeks to chip in.
A decade ago, Botswana was facing a national crisis as AIDS appeared on the verge of decimating the country's adult population. Now, the country provides free, life-saving AIDS drugs to almost all of its citizens who need them.
The Nachar family had a reputation for opposing the Assads' rule even before last year's uprising. They're even more active now. Family members have protested outside the United Nations, raised money to supply the rebels and helped establish an opposition political movement.
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