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Winners of Goldman Environmental 2017 Prize Announced

For the last 27 years, the San Francisco-based Goldman Environmental Foundation has awarded annual prizes to grassroots activists. The $170,000 awards are given each year to six individuals - one from each of the world's six geographic regions.


Senegal players prepare for FIFA beach soccer world cup

The world’s top beach soccer teams are heading to the Bahamas for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. Senegal is among the competing teams; playing football on the sand there is a national sport.


French voters push mainstream parties to the sidelines

Final figures for the first round of the presidential election show Emmanuel Macron, an independent centrist candidate, with 23.75 percent of the vote - ahead of the far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who has a little over 21.5 percent.

Latin America

Venezuelans turn to Colombia for basic supplies

Anti-government protesters in Venezuela are planning a day of action on Monday after 20 people were killed in violence last week.


Pakistan's fishermen oppose Gwadar relocation

Pakistan's government is working with a Chinese company to expand its seaport at Gwadar in Balochistan province.

Asia Pacific

Chinese cash in on hair extensions

Promoted by celebrities, hair extensions are high in demand and much of the human hair used to make them comes from China.

Asia Pacific

New research to aid walking on Mars

Researchers in Australia are working with NASA so that space pioneers can take their first steps on Mars.