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'We need to eat': Philippine boy's struggle to feed his family

Manila - Reymark Cavesirano, 13, leaves before dawn each weekend day on a perilous trip out into Manila Bay to make enough to feed his family, one of millions of deeply poor Filipinos who face a daily struggle for survival.

When snakes strike, lives shatter

Watamu - On June 15, 2015, four-year-old Chepchirchir Kiplagat's life changed forever. Bitten by a snake as she slept, she permanently lost the use of the right side of her body.

World Bank says US official lone candidate for presidency

Washington - The World Bank confirmed Thursday that senior US Treasury official David Malpass was the lone candidate nominated to take over the helm of the development aid institution.

For Russians, growing worries over 'eternal poverty'

Sanktpeterburg - At a Saint Petersburg cafe, a singer performs Soviet-era tunes for 50 pensioners enjoying a mid-day meal.

No word from Haiti's president as fear paralyzes capital

Port-au-prince - Sporadic gunfire echoed through the streets of Port-au-Prince on Monday as the government remained silent in the face of protests that have paralyzed the Haitian capital and triggered rising violence.

Trump taps fierce World Bank critic to take its helm

Washington - President Donald Trump on Wednesday tapped a well-known World Bank critic to lead one of the world's primary development lending institutions.

Huge fire ravages 600 homes in Brazil's Amazon

Manaus - A huge fire blazed through 600 wooden homes built on stilts next to a river in Brazil's Amazon region overnight, decimating a poor area of the city of Manaus but causing no deaths, authorities said Tuesday.

In southern Madagascar, voters struggle for food before ballot

Taolanaro - One after another, the mothers sat their babies in the shade, on a mat placed on the dusty ground. This morning at least, their children will have enough to eat.

In southern Madagascar, voters struggle for food before ballot

Taolanaro - One after another, the mothers sat their babies in the shade, on a mat placed on the dusty ground. This morning at least, their children will have enough to eat.

The vicious circle of poverty in Haiti

Port-au-prince - On the hills of Port-au-Prince, a chaotic jumble of structures stretches ever farther into the distance: Haiti's capital is suffering under the weight of high inflation, endemic corruption and a perilous drop in the value of its currency.

Number of poor in Brazil grows by two million

Bras - The number of people living in poverty in Brazil grew by two million last year in the wake of the country's worst recession on record, according to the government statistics bureau.The figure, going from 52.8 million poor in 2016 to 54.

Social media spreads hope and fear among Central America migrants

Sansalvador - As a group of migrants prepare to form a new caravan to set out from El Salvador for the promised land of the United States, eager participants exchange messages over social media.How will they cross the border? What should they bring?

Bulgarians block roads against high fuel prices, poverty

Sofia - Thousands of Bulgarians blocked major roads and border checkpoints to Turkey and Greece on Sunday as weekend protests against high fuel prices widened to reflect general discontent over low living standards in the EU's poorest country.

Pope denounces 'din of rich few' on World Day of Poor

Vatican City - Pope Francis railed against social inequality Sunday, lamenting "the din of the rich few" drowning out the voice of the needy, as he marked the second "World Day of the Poor".At a mass attended by about 6,000 poor people at St.

UN says British government in 'state of denial' on poverty

London - The United Nations accused the British government Friday of being in a "state of denial" about a growing rich-poor divide that was being exacerbated by Brexit.

UN says British government in 'state of denial' on poverty

London - The United Nations accused the British government Friday of being in a "state of denial" about a growing rich-poor divide that was being exacerbated by Brexit.

'Working poor' abound in Spain despite economic recovery

Madrid - Spain may be the EU's poster child for economic recovery, but impressive growth rates have failed to make a dent in the number of people struggling to make ends meet despite having jobs, the "working poor".

Tackle poverty and birth rate to end Boko Haram: emir

Kano - One of Nigeria's leading and respected Islamic figures on Tuesday renewed calls to tackle endemic poverty and rapid population growth to help end deadly Boko Haram violence.

Slovak activists in park bench protest over Hungary homeless law

Bratislava - Slovak activists on Thursday transformed segmented park benches in Bratislava into comfortable places to sleep in a silent protest against a law in EU neighbour Hungary criminalising homelessness."These segmented benches prevent people from lying down....

Impacts of climate change on today's Central American migrants

Violence and poverty have been cited as the reasons for the exodus of migrants from Central America, however, experts say the big picture is that changing climate is forcing farmers off their land – and it’s likely to get worse.

In Kenya, free cash is the latest solution to poverty

Bondo - Until recently, Molly struggled to imagine life beyond the end of each repetitive day: work in someone else's fields and earn enough to eat, rinse, repeat.

Pioneering school in Cairo struggles to fund pupils

Apo - Among the poorest of Egypt's poor, the so-called "zabbaleen" who scavenge through garbage to eke out a living in a Cairo slum struggle to keep their children in school.

Nearly half the world lives on less than $5.50 a day: World Bank

Washington - Despite progress in reducing extreme poverty, nearly half the world's population lives on less than $5.50 a day, with a rising share of the poor in wealthier economies, the World Bank said Wednesday.

Iran's new breed of charities on poverty frontline

Tehran - At an outreach centre in southern Tehran, teenagers are learning to be journalists, while upstairs their mothers are fine-tuning their sewing skills and rushing to fill an order for hospital uniforms.

Dead not spared indignities of Venezuela's crisis

Maracaibo - Wenceslao Alvarez's body lay rotting in his house in Maracaibo until the stench spread up the street. His shamed family had no money to bury him.

Brazil's next president faces tough austerity juggling act

Rio De Janeiro - Whoever wins Brazil's presidential election on October 7 will have their work cut out juggling market pressure to implement austerity measures while trying to drag 23 million people out of poverty.

New York festival urges aid, equality amid security panic

New York - The music and political worlds joined together Saturday to press for development aid, gender equality and voter participation, with a festival in New York's Central Park marred by a security scare.

Argentina's economic woes exacerbate the misery of slum life

Buenos Aires - Drug gangs and addicts are a common scourge in the Villa Zavaleta slum in Buenos Aires, where even before the recent economic crisis brought them to their knees, the 1,200 families faced a daily struggle just to eat.

Bulk buying to bartering, shopping Argentines get creative

Buenos Aires - As the prices of basic foodstuffs such as flour, eggs and oil have increased by anything from 40 percent to over 100 percent since the start of the year, Argentines are having to get creative when they go shopping.

Protests at Miami restaurant owned by chef that hosted Venezuela's Maduro

Miami - Angry Venezuelans protested Wednesday outside a Miami restaurant owned by a celebrity Turkish chef who recently hosted President Nicolas Maduro for an ostentatious steak dinner in Istanbul.
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