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Charter schools, special education, and new preschool funding are among changes for New Orleans schools.
Hunger has become one of the biggest issues in British society. A parliamentary report says one problem is welfare benefits, which have been cut under the conservative government.
A new project places little kayaks filled with aquatic plants under latrines in floating homes on Southeast Asia's largest freshwater lake. So how do the toilets clean the wastewater?
The agency said it will issue a draft guidance recommending the proposed change in 2015. A ban on gay blood donors has been in effect since the early 1980s when fears about HIV/AIDS were widespread.
Sony had pulled the controversial comedy that centers on a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after ominous threats were made allegedly by a group that hacked the studio's emails.
A monkey in Kanpur, India, fell unconscious near train tracks after walking on a power line. A (monkey) friend jumped in and proceeded to use techniques of which an EMT would be proud.
Western sanctions and the dramatic fall in the price of oil have taken a toll on the Russian economy. Russia’s former finance minister, Alexei Kudrin, has warned that the country is facing a "full-blown economic crisis." The BBC’s Moscow correspondent, Steve Rosenberg, tells us how people living in Russia are responding to the turmoil.