Development

One of the main dishes at The Pork House includes a crunchy roasted pork with beans and fresh vegetables and is paired with the Brazilian national drink: caipirinha. 

Pork paradigm shift: This high-end São Paulo restaurant features pig ears and tails

In Brazil, eating pork used to have negative connotations. But A Casa do Porco, or The Pork’s House, in downtown São Paulo, has transformed pork into a gourmet food, kicking off a culinary trend throughout the country.

Pork paradigm shift: This high-end São Paulo restaurant features pig ears and tails
Motherly Love Orphanage

This orphanage in Ghana provides hope — and acceptance — to children living with HIV

This orphanage in Ghana provides hope — and acceptance — to children living with HIV
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Lula promises sustainable development for the Amazon

Lula promises sustainable development for the Amazon
man and woman side by side

Residents of informal settlements among the most at risk from climate change 

Residents of informal settlements among the most at risk from climate change 
A masked couple ride an electric scooter by the Invalides memorial, in Paris, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020.

Paris considers ban on e-scooters over safety concerns

Paris considers ban on e-scooters over safety concerns
people at gas pump

Renewed calls in Syria to overthrow Assad regime

Protesters in the southern Syrian city of Suweida stormed a government building and torched pictures of President Bashar al-Assad over the weekend. They called for overthrowing the president, whom they blame for the worsening economic conditions.

Renewed calls in Syria to overthrow Assad regime
Parents in Argelita fixed up this abandoned lot adjacent to the new school, turned it into a playground and garden.

A school reopens in this small Spanish village after 47 years

Back in the ‘70s, Argelita's village school in northeast Spain closed down because there just were not enough children. But now, after 47 years, children finally have a place to learn in town.

A school reopens in this small Spanish village after 47 years
Pregnant women hold their medical cards and wait for their turn to be examined at a government hospital on World Population Day in Hyderabad, India, Friday, July 11, 2014. 

As India becomes the world's most populous nation, engaging men in family planning ‘will be a game changer'

The United Nations projects that next year, India will surpass China and claim the title of the world’s most populous country. India’s population growth has actually been slowing down for many decades, thanks to comprehensive family planning — but the burden mostly falls on women.

As India becomes the world's most populous nation, engaging men in family planning ‘will be a game changer'
Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, speaks at the COP27 UN Climate Summit, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. 

At COP27, Lula promises to resume Brazil’s ‘leading role’ as a climate defender

Brazil's President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is taking his concerns for the environment to the international stage. As a special guest at COP27 this week in Egypt, he said he’s going to tackle deforestation.

At COP27, Lula promises to resume Brazil’s ‘leading role’ as a climate defender
Multicolored displays of Korean marinated salads are a mainstay at Almaty’s Green Bazaar.

In Kazakhstan, timeless Korean recipes are loved and maintained

In Almaty's Green Bazaar, vendors sell a variety of foods that represent the culinary heritage of hundreds of thousands of Koreans who call Kazakhstan home.

In Kazakhstan, timeless Korean recipes are loved and maintained
Fields of pata de guanaco flowers bloom across the Atacama Desert in northern Chile.

Chile tries to protect its 'flowering desert' from climate change, tourists

Parts of the Atacama Desert have turned into a blooming carpet of flowers — an incredible sight that only happens a couple of times every decade. To protect the phenomenon, Chile's president has announced the creation of a new national park.

Chile tries to protect its 'flowering desert' from climate change, tourists
The walnut forests of southern Kyrgyzstan sprawl along the tops of steep hills. They are believed to be the largest natural walnut forest on earth.

Kyrgyzstan’s walnut forests dwindle with increased cattle farming, climate change

Climate change and increased cattle farming have created intense pressure on Kyrgyzstan’s walnut forest — the largest one on Earth. A new app helps herders to better monitor and manage their pastures in an effort to protect the walnut forests.

Kyrgyzstan’s walnut forests dwindle with increased cattle farming, climate change
people rally for Lula

Brazil election puts fate of public education in the spotlight 

In the runoff election in Brazil, there are two very different visions for the future of public education. Incumbent Jair Bolsonaro has steadily been making cuts. While his challenger, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, vows to expand it. That’s what he did when he ran the country in the 2000s, and in northeastern Brazil, voters feel their very livelihoods depend on his return.  

Brazil election puts fate of public education in the spotlight 
Repair Together hosts a clean-up rave in Ivanivka, Chernihivska oblast.

Clean-up raves invite volunteers to dance and rebuild together in Ukraine

Repair Together, a volunteer group in Ukraine, helps clean up homes and villages that have been damaged by the war, while dancing to music.

Clean-up raves invite volunteers to dance and rebuild together in Ukraine
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Analysts: In the face of a high-skilled labor shortage, the US needs to rely more on immigrants

That’s because the number of college-educated workers is shrinking and baby boomers are retiring more quickly than previous estimates suggested.

Analysts: In the face of a high-skilled labor shortage, the US needs to rely more on immigrants