Monthly Archives: November 2015

How to make Americans care about refugees

How to make Americans care about refugees

As the global refugee crisis escalates, one startup is out to prove that there are plenty of Americans who want to help. New York-based Hive, which launched in 2014, is funded by the United Nations Refugee Agency. Its primary mission ...

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What are the world’s worst airports for 2015?

What are the world’s worst airports for 2015?

Traveling through Nigeria’s Port Harcourt International Airport any time soon? Sorry for your luck. The African terminal received the unfortunate distinction of being named “world’s worst airport” in 2015 by travel website The Guide to Sleeping in Airports. This year’s ...

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Solomons Women’s shelter struggles with demand

Solomons Women’s shelter struggles with demand

A safe haven for victims of domestic violence in Solomon Islands is struggling to cope with the number of victims turning up at their doorstep. The director of the Christian Care Centre, Ruth Hope, says more than 500 women, girls ...

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Carter alongside superstars of sport

Carter alongside superstars of sport

The now former All Blacks first-five Dan Carter has been shortlisted for the BBC’s overseas sports personality of the year award. The 33-year-old retired from international rugby after guiding the All Blacks to back to back world titles champion, kicking ...

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Climate change is a form of terror

Climate change is a form of terror

Four months and 1,300 miles ago, Erlend Moster Knudsen started running. Starting line: Arctic Norway. Destination: a U.N. climate change summit in Paris. I met the aerobically inclined climate scientist on the road last week in northern France. He ran ...

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Dengue on the wane in American Samoa

Dengue on the wane in American Samoa

American Samoa’s Health Department’s latest report on dengue fever shows that the threat from the mosquito borne disease is continuing to weaken. Since the outbreak began in May, the Department has recorded 471 suspected cases of dengue fever at the ...

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Murdoch finishes fourth at Finn Gold Cup

Murdoch finishes fourth at Finn Gold Cup

New Zealand sailor Andrew Murdoch has narrowly missed out on a podium finish at the 2015 Finn Gold Cup in Auckland. Placing 9th in today’s medal race, Murdoch finished the regatta on equal points to Vasilij Zbogar of Slovenia. The ...

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Volkswagen is giving workers a very long holiday

Volkswagen is giving workers a very long holiday

Volkswagen is giving its German workers nearly a month off over Christmas and the New Year in the wake of an emissions scandal that has hurt sales and staff morale. A spokesman for the automaker confirmed that production at all ...

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Progress slow in Tonga, a year on from elections

Progress slow in Tonga, a year on from elections

A political scientist and Pasifika Director at Massey University says the Tongan government’s inexperience has been a key characteristic, a year after elections there. The 2014 election result brought a government into power headed by long time pro-democracy campaigner ‘Akilisi ...

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