Street children sleep on a discarded mattress on a center island near a road crossing in Manila, Philippines, in April. After 15 years of the Millennium Development Goals, Asia as a region has had the fastest progress, reports the U.N., yet hundreds of millions of people there remain in extreme poverty.
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Motorcycle gang-related gunfire killed nine people at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, on May 17. More than 170 people were arrested on charges of "engaging in organized criminal activity."