Sep 6, 2016

Hyogo city to set up makeshift eateries for needy children

The city of Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture, will set up makeshift eateries to provide meals for disadvantaged children in cooperation with neighborhoods, officials said Tuesday. The service, commonly known as “children’s diners,” provides food for free or at a low price for children from low-income, ...

Aug 19, 2016

Artificial intelligence can find, map poverty, researchers say

A new technique using artificial intelligence to read satellite images could aid efforts to eradicate global poverty by indicating where help is needed most, a team of U.S. researchers said on Thursday. The method would assist governments and charities trying to fight poverty but ...

Brazilians divided but upbeat as Olympics arrive

Aug 8, 2016

Brazilians divided but upbeat as Olympics arrive


Rio de Janeiro’s hosting of the 2016 Olympics has divided public opinion in Brazil, where political and economic crises have put the games under scrutiny like never before. But after a seven-year buildup in which everything that could possibly go wrong did, the Olympics ...