October 4, 2012 One of Pakistan's most popular singers has traded candy-coated pop for fiercely political songs. Shehzad Roy, 34, says his charitable work in poor public schools opened his eyes to injustice in Pakistan. And now he can't stop singing about it.
October 4, 2012 Fortified peanut paste saves lives in Haiti and other places where malnutrition is a problem, but producing it locally costs more than importing it from faraway factories in Europe because of labor and other costs. Still, feeding programs are willing to pay a little more, for now.
October 4, 2012 For over a decade, peanut butter paste supplements like Plumpy'Nut have saved children around the world from malnutrition. Now health officials want to use the packets not just to save starving kids, but to keep them healthy in the first place. But will it work?
October 3, 2012 As U.S. and European sanctions cause unrest in Iran, the ruling clerics may want to ditch the country's flamboyant president.
October 3, 2012 In northern Nigeria, some miners use crude methods to extract raw gold ore — a practice fueled by rising gold prices. But the gold here is embedded in lead, and the dust kicked up by this dirty and illegal mining has killed hundreds of children and sickened thousands more. Experts say this may be the worst case of lead poisoning in recent history.
October 2, 2012 Syria gave the Hamas leader shelter for years. Now Syria has denounced him in withering terms, a sign of the changing alliances in the Middle East.