China paper blames poor upbringing for top-level graft

Apr 20, 2015

China paper blames poor upbringing for top-level graft

Poor family upbringing is to blame for some of the most serious corruption facing China and officials should learn from the examples of heroic figures from the earliest days of Communist rule, a top paper said on Monday. President Xi Jinping has embarked on ...

Apr 17, 2015

Mie homeless man walks after mercy killing

A man who strangled his father to death in what he called a mercy killing clouded by emotional distress walked free from court Friday after the judge heard a harrowing tale of hardship and gave him a three-year prison term suspended for four years. ...

India village gets 'world's cheapest' clean water

Apr 17, 2015

India village gets 'world's cheapest' clean water

Charity workers have teamed with an impoverished village in eastern India to develop what they say is the world’s cheapest bottle of drinking water — costing less than one U.S. cent. After years of suffering illnesses from drinking polluted ground water, residents of Madusudankati ...

Child poverty affects brain development

Apr 11, 2015

Child poverty affects brain development

Children of richer, better-educated parents have bigger brains and more cognitive skills than their less-fortunate peers, but social help and teaching can help to overcome the differences, according to a recent study. The distinctions were most profound in regions of the brain supporting language ...

Apr 11, 2015

Kids in poverty need better diet

The government is planning a nationwide survey on how income affects child health, but what it really needs to focus on is making sure kids in low-income households can eat properly.

'Doctors' keep Cambodia healthy

Apr 10, 2015

'Doctors' keep Cambodia healthy

When the phone rings, former Khmer Rouge soldier Ken Mon grabs a bag stuffed full of medicine, jumps on his motorbike and heads for an impoverished Cambodian village with the haste of any diligent local doctor. Yet the 55-year-old Mon has no formal medical ...