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4 ways to end hunger in Africa

For the first time in human history, the end of hunger is well within our reach. While courageous and passionate individuals have been working to end this scourge for decades, a recent confluence of political will, public-private partnerships and funding ...

Zanzibar: A taste of Africa's Spice Islands

"Have you seen 'The Lion King'?"

UN: We have 'moral responsibility' to help Haitian cholera victims

In a major shift, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has indicated the United Nations is preparing to compensate for the cholera outbreak in Haiti that killed at least 10,000 people.

Gabby Douglas' mom: She's 'devastated' by online criticism

Imagine being the darling of the 2012 London Olympics, only to be criticized for your every move four years later in Rio.

Usain Bolt: I'll win all three gold medals at Rio 2016

Usain Bolt, the most decorated sprinter of all time, is oozing with confidence as he edges closer to realizing his "Triple-Triple" gold medal dream at the Olympic Games in Rio.

Serena and Venus Williams stunned in Rio Olympic doubles

They were one of the biggest favorites for gold -- but Serena and Venus Williams won't be topping the podium together at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

They came to Kenya as refugees -- and they left as Olympians

It's early morning in the Ngong Hills, on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, and a group of athletes huddle together in prayer in tracksuits and long pants. It's notoriously chilly this time of year.

How an African cycling team is improving the odds for schoolchildren

Limpopo, in the heart of South Africa, is resource-scarce and poverty is severe. Many households do not have access to running water or electricity.

Coppin State grad headed to Olympics

The feelings are still difficult to describe, but Christina Epps, a thrilled beyond words Coppin State University Graduate is on her way to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

Rio police tell tourists they won't be able to protect them

The Olympic Games are just 31 days away -- and Rio de Janeiro is in crisis.

The African migrants giving up on the Chinese dream

The heart of Little Africa -- or Chocolate City, as it has been dubbed by some -- is not easy to locate without a tip-off.

Refugee life, as seen by children fleeing war

Imagine watching as violence and bloodshed took over your country, leaving you with little option but to flee.

How bad is Zika in Rio?

So it's final: the World Health Organization has confirmed that the 2016 Olympics do not need to be postponed or moved from Rio because there is a "very low risk" that the Games will further spread the Zika virus.

Bottoms up: Why butt lifts are big business in parts of Africa

While some women are doing everything they can to get rid of extra weight, a larger behind is so desirable in some countries that it's fueling a whole industry of creams, surgery and padding.

J.K. Rowling angry about black Hermione complaints

J.K. Rowling has decried critics of the casting of a black actress as Hermione as "a bunch of racists."

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