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On an early morning bicycle ride, I roll past a massive red combine slumbering at the end of a freshly barbered wheat field. The machine is so big that the 40-acre blonde bed it rests in looks more like a playground than a farm field. That scene - red...
World NowFormer Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga was ordered Tuesday to serve 14 years in prison for enlisting children as soldiers, the first sentence handed down by the decade-old International Criminal Court....
Dr. David L. Rimoin, a medical geneticist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center who pioneered studies of dwarfism and other skeletal abnormalities, died Sunday at the Los Angeles hospital. He was 75 and had been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer days...
World NowA new United Nations report shows that children are recruited and used as combatants in countries spanning from Colombia to the Philippines. Click for an interactive map based on the information and numbers gathered by the U.N....
CNNThe lush, green forests of central Africa have long been the playground and refuge of the continent's most-notorious warlord, Joseph Kony. His Lord's Resistance Army, which began with the aim of overthrowing the Ugandan government, has since spread to...
Our Town EditorAs a high school senior, Courtney Petrunak did her exit project on the Invisible Children, the long-running armed conflict in Central Africa. Now, a year later, Petrunak and others are reaching out to help. They are organizing a fundraiser to benefit...
CNNPoachers in search of ivory in northern Cameroon have slaughtered nearly 300 elephants for their tusks since mid-January, according to the country's minister of forestry and wildlife. Minister Ngole Philip Ngwese backed up a claim by the International...
World NowAfter waiting almost a decade for justice, Congolese victims of former warlord Thomas Lubanga saw him convicted Wednesday by the International Criminal Court at the Hague, the first verdict in the panel's 10-year history. Lubanga could face life...
World NowA notorious militia that has terrorized Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo has stepped up its attacks this year, displacing more than 4,200 people, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday. The Lord’s Resistance Army and its infamous...
World NowThe case of a missing baby captured the hearts of Russians when the teenage mother pleaded on TV for its return. And then the story took a gruesome twist....
World NowBhutan is leading an international meeting today at the United Nations, seeking “next steps towards realizing the vision of a new well being” that include gauging happiness in different countries. The South Asian state already uses has a...
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