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Almaz Acha sits with her baby Alentse at her home in the rural community of Sadoye, in southern Ethiopia. Families in rural communities, like this one, have benefited from Ethiopia's health extension program. Julien Behal/PA Photos /Landov hide caption

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Simple, Cheap Health Remedies Cut Child Mortality In Ethiopia

A baby born today in Ethiopia is three times less likely to die before age 5 than one born in 1990. This reduction in child mortality isn't due to expensive international aid but rather to an investment in bare-bones health clinics run by minimally trained community workers.

Social media is booming in Brazil, which has become a major market for both Facebook and Twitter. But Brazilian law is still in flux, and legislation is only just being created to deal with the rise of social media. Christophe Simon /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazil's Social Media Boom Sparks Calls For New Privacy Laws

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Almaz Acha sits with her baby Alentse at her home in the rural community of Sadoye, in southern Ethiopia. Families in rural communities, like this one, have benefited from Ethiopia's health extension program. Julien Behal/PA Photos /Landov hide caption

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Julien Behal/PA Photos /Landov

Simple, Cheap Health Remedies Cut Child Mortality In Ethiopia

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