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Fortuné, 16, used to have a spaghetti-and-coffee kiosk in Bangui. But it was dismantled one night. So now he's pinning his dreams on his singing group.

A teenager from the Central African Republic puts his faith in Divine Efficiency

It's not easy to make it in the Central African Republic. But Fortuné, a teenage entrepreneur, keeps trying. His latest project is a singing group.

A teenager from the Central African Republic puts his faith in Divine Efficiency
Salem Abdullah Musabih, 6, lies on a bed at a malnutrition intensive care unit at a hospital in the Red Sea port city of Hodaida, Yemen, Sept. 11, 2016. Millions of Yemenis face food shortages and the threat of famine after more than two years of civil wa

World hunger has increased for the first time in 15 years. Blame war and climate change.

World hunger has increased for the first time in 15 years. Blame war and climate change.
The Greek city of Thessaloniki, Greece has long struggled to find embrace its Jewish history. But that's beginning to change under the city's current mayor.

In Greece, a city struggles to come to terms with its Jewish past

In Greece, a city struggles to come to terms with its Jewish past
Saber Askar in East Porterville, California

For one Yemeni American, the long wait to bring his family to safety

For one Yemeni American, the long wait to bring his family to safety
US Marines walk onto the USS Arizona memorial

Japanese and US leaders celebrate 'the power of reconciliation' in a visit to Pearl Harbor

Japanese and US leaders celebrate 'the power of reconciliation' in a visit to Pearl Harbor
Italian police officers work next to the body of Anis Amri

Suspect in deadly Berlin market attack shot dead in Italy

Anis Amri, 24, the man accused of driving a truck into a Berlin Christmas market, was shot by police in Milan, Italy, on Friday.

Suspect in deadly Berlin market attack shot dead in Italy
Conflict

This Pittsburgh restaurant offers takeout and a side of politics

Craving some Koobideh from Iran? Arepas from Venezuela? Head to Pittsburgh’s Conflict Kitchen, where a rotating menu features food from countries in conflict with the United States.

This Pittsburgh restaurant offers takeout and a side of politics
JFK wildlife collection

Wildlife trafficking is on the ballot in Oregon

This week, Oregon voters will decide Measure 100, which would ban the buying and selling of various illegal animal products. There is widespread support for the measure, but concern that a lack of funding means it promises more than it could deliver.

Wildlife trafficking is on the ballot in Oregon
Yolanda Perea Mosquera is a survivor of sexual violence

Colombian war victims struggle to find justice. For a while, this girl only wanted revenge.

Research shows that in post-conflict countries where women are recognized as victims and awarded justice, peace is more likely to last. But as Colombia tentatively moves towards peace, how much justice can women expect?

Colombian war victims struggle to find justice. For a while, this girl only wanted revenge.
FARC rebels pose with an unidentified girl holding a weapon in southern Colombia in this undated photo confiscated by the Colombian police and released to the media on November 12, 2009. Police said that the photo was found on the body of a rebel FARC kil

She misses being a guerrilla, but this former FARC fighter is starting a new life back home

When she was 14, Xiomara picked up a gun and joined Colombia's Marxist guerrilla group, the FARC. She stayed in the wilderness for 15 years. Now she faces the challenges of thousands of other women who have left the rebel group: how to come back.

She misses being a guerrilla, but this former FARC fighter is starting a new life back home
Pakistani protesters burn an Indian flag

As tensions rise between India and Pakistan, we remember a friend who called for peace

Two South Asians living abroad condemn rising tensions between India and Pakistan and call for peace.

As tensions rise between India and Pakistan, we remember a friend who called for peace
Iraqi army personnel ride on military vehicles

ISIS leaders abandon Mosul as Iraqi military presses attack

In signs that Mosul will soon be in the hands of Iraqi officials, top ISIS leaders have left Mosul even before Iraqi forces closed in.

ISIS leaders abandon Mosul as Iraqi military presses attack
People inspect a damaged site after airstrikes

Syrian holdouts struggle under attack by regime and Western-backed forces

Daily life in parts of Syrian is violent, with attacks by forces aligned with the Syrian regime, as well as by forces aligned with the West.

Syrian holdouts struggle under attack by regime and Western-backed forces
Shabak fighters undergo training

Pentagon suggests ISIS may use chemical weapons to defend Mosul

ISIS has been accused of using chemical weapons several times and now Pentagon officials are worried ISIS could use them in its effort to keep Iraqi forces out of Mosul.

Pentagon suggests ISIS may use chemical weapons to defend Mosul
Many of us take borders for granted,

An argument for (more) open borders

Who we are is less about what we say, than about what we do — who we include and exclude, who we tolerate. Chandran Kukathas, head of government at the London School of Economics, argues in the wake of anti-immigrant sentiments in the United States and Europe, these "free" societies could and should do better about walking the talk.

An argument for (more) open borders