Hong Kong villagers fight to save homes

Mar 26, 2017

Hong Kong villagers fight to save homes

Ko Oi-sum’s simple village home on the northwestern edge of Hong Kong is surrounded by trees planted by her mother — she dries the leaves to make tea, espousing their health benefits. But this ramshackle rural community of narrow alleyways, humble houses and freely ...

U.N. says world faces largest humanitarian crisis since 1945

Mar 11, 2017

U.N. says world faces largest humanitarian crisis since 1945

The world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the United Nations was founded in 1945, with more than 20 million people in four countries facing starvation and famine, the U.N.’s humanitarian chief said Friday. Stephen O’Brien told the Security Council that “without collective and ...

Jan 29, 2017

Half of Brazil's population lack full property rights

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Half of Brazil’s population cannot prove full legal ownership of their homes, depriving authorities in the recession-hit country of a major source of taxes and deterring local investment, a senior government official said. An estimated 100 million people lack property rights, a senior Ministry ...