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The snake-catching tribe saving lives in India

Chengalpattu - A small scythe, a crowbar and a bundle of canvas bags are all that Kali and Vedan carry when they venture into the fields of southern India to catch some of the world's deadliest snakes.

The snake-catching tribe saving lives in India

Chengalpattu - A small scythe, a crowbar and a bundle of canvas bags are all that Kali and Vedan carry when they venture into the fields of southern India to catch some of the world's deadliest snakes.

The snake-catching tribe saving lives in India

Chengalpattu - A small scythe, a crowbar and a bundle of canvas bags are all that Kali and Vedan carry when they venture into the fields of southern India to catch some of the world's deadliest snakes.

Burkina Faso looks to wage 'insurrection against poverty'

Ouagadougou - Desperately poor Burkina Faso has known much turmoil over a half-century of independence, and is once again poised for battle, but this time its ambitious prime minister pledges it will be an "insurrection against poverty".

Ivory Coast's penniless children try golf, game of the rich

Yamoussoukro - Plucked out of poverty, 1,000 children in Ivory Coast are being given a unique chance to learn golf, and 10-year-old Jessica likes the idea.

One in four EU children at risk of poverty: study

Brussels - One in four children in the European Union -- some 25 million -- risk poverty or social exclusion, the EU statistics agency said Wednesday.Romania and Bulgaria were the worst off in the 28-nation bloc with 46.8 percent and 43.

Natural disasters push 26 million into poverty annually: World Bank

Marrakesh - Natural disasters drive at least 26 million people into poverty each year and cause more than $500 billion in lost consumption, far exceeding the value of damage to property alone, according to a World Bank report released Monday.

Record heat in 2016 but no drop in CO2 emissions: reports

Marrakesh - The year 2016 is on track to be the hottest on record, the UN forecast Monday, while the World Bank calculated that 26 million people slip into poverty annually due to natural disasters, reflecting the risks posed by climate change.

Romania's 'invisible' Roma battle for identity

- Denisa, Robert and Calin have never celebrated their birthdays: the three children, like thousands of other Romanians, don't have birth certificates, leaving them in an administrative black hole."It's very hard.

Luxury thrives amid misery in Ukraine's war-torn east

Donetsk - Fancy restaurants and trendy boutiques stand just blocks away from stuffy bomb shelters where survivors hunker down in eastern Ukraine's pro-Russian rebel capital city of Donetsk.

Paralympians, poor Rio kids teach each other about overcoming limits

Rio De Janeiro - French Paralympians got a taste of Rio's tough realities in a visit to a favela Friday but the impoverished children greeting the disabled athletes got an eye opener of their own.

Debate on China poverty after mother kills her 4 children

Bejing - The killing of four children by their poverty-stricken mother -- who then committed suicide, followed by her husband -- sparked online outrage and debate in China Tuesday over the gap between rich and poor.

Rio police help give favela kids a path

Rio De Janeiro - In a craggy back alley of the Providencia favela in central Rio, two dozen children and teenagers chat noisily while waiting for a military police van to take them for their first visit to the Olympic park."Behave during the trip!

The 'rented out' children on Guatemala's streets

Guatemala City - Kids can be seen cleaning windshields or juggling in clown makeup on street corners in Guatemala's cities.

Samba gets things swinging in Rio favela badminton school

Rio De Janeiro - A Rio favela teacher uses the rhythms of samba to teach 200 children badminton. If that sounds like an unlikely mix, get this: his son is representing Brazil in the Olympics.

Poor Brazilian kids get taste of their own Olympics

Rio De Janeiro - Crowned by wreaths, faces filled with emotion, the athletes mount the podium to the strains of the Brazilian national anthem and receive their medals.Yet these champions are not in one of Rio's stadiums.

Tide turns against Liberia's biggest slum

Monrovia - The fishermen, hustlers and market traders of West Point have survived two civil wars and an Ebola epidemic, but this resilient Liberian slum cannot hold back the ocean that is slowly swallowing it.

U.S. Gulf Coast will be 'ground zero' for Zika virus this summer

If the Zika virus spreads into the United States this summer, People living in sub-standard housing in neglected neighborhoods could be facing the greatest danger, especially along the Gulf Coast of the country.

Tajikistan in shock as mothers kill themselves, their babies

- Pointing to the leaden waters of the river, Manzura Borbieva recalls the horror of seeing her 21-year-old colleague commit suicide with her baby."That's where she jumped in," she said.

Saudis urged to say 'no' to Ramadan begging

Riyadh - Clad in black and with a baby in her lap, a woman sits on the ground shaking a cardboard box outside the door of a Saudi mosque.

IMF warns the US over high poverty, inequality

Washington - The International Monetary Fund warned the United States Wednesday over poverty and rising inequality in the country, saying both could hold back its economic potential.The IMF cut its outlook for US economic growth this year to 2.

Bolivia shuns Bill Gates's chickens

La Paz - Bolivia's government turned up its nose Thursday at US billionaire Bill Gates's initiative to donate 100,000 chickens to people living in poverty worldwide, including Bolivians.

Millions of Latin Americans could fall back into poverty: UN

Panama - A third of Latin Americans who have risen out of poverty over the past 15 years could fall back into it due to the region's recession, a UN report showed Tuesday.

Life better in Duterte's Philippine drug heartland

Davao - Life in the slums of Davao became much easier after a fearsome drugs crackdown enforced by mayor-turned president Rodrigo Duterte, awed residents say, offering an insight into what the Philippines can expect under its new leader.

Life better in Duterte's Philippine drug heartland

Davao - Life in the slums of Davao became much easier after a fearsome drugs crackdown enforced by mayor-turned president Rodrigo Duterte, awed residents say, offering an insight into what the Philippines can expect under its new leader.

Life better in Duterte's Philippine drug heartland

Davao - Life in the slums of Davao became much easier after a fearsome drugs crackdown enforced by mayor-turned president Rodrigo Duterte, awed residents say, offering an insight into what the Philippines can expect under its new leader.

Lights finally come on for Indian village

Anandpur - Ram Kishore searched long and hard to find a suitable wife for his son, but his efforts only paid off when electricity finally came to his village in rural north India this year.

Senegal's child beggars show limits of 'apptivism'

Dakar - Mamadou is a child beggar wandering the streets of Dakar, perilously darting in and out of traffic as he tries to gather enough money for his Islamic teacher to feed him.

Tourist trinkets crafted by Haiti's child artisans

Port-au-prince - Seated on an earthen floor on the outskirts of Haiti's capital city, seven-year-old Samuel Jean fashions a little boat from a piece of wrought iron.

Poverty line divides Peru in presidential vote

- Many Peruvians voting on Sunday want a new president who will stop the country's economic growth from slipping away. But millions never felt that growth in the first place.
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