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Want to help end poverty? There’s an app for that.

How can I best help the poor? Could I survive as a refugee? The British website Training Zone picked five mobile learning apps that...
Matt Damon has announced a toilet strike to raise awareness of sanitation problems around the world (AP Images)

Matt Damon says he won’t use a toilet. Here’s why.

More people have cellphones than have access to a toilet. About 6 billion people have cellphones and only 4.5 billion have access to a...
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Coffee can generate electricity

ECPA was created at the 2012 Summit of the Americas to help provide universal electricity to Latin America. Watch how it shows how to reuse coffee as fuel.
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Clean water, better lives

When you think about how to build a better world, think about providing clean water to about 663 million people worldwide who don’t have it.
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Building a new world for the new millennium

At the turn of the century, as much as 10 percent of the world's children died before they reached their fifth birthday, and one-fourth...
Two workers standing in front of pump dredging sand (© Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)

Harvard study warns of perilous ‘debt-trap diplomacy’

According to a report from Harvard University scholars, more than a dozen countries in the Indo-Pacific region are vulnerable to "debt-trap diplomacy."
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Don’t just zap space aliens. Change the world. [video]

Games for Change, a nonprofit group, has been designing and promoting games designed to inspire gamers to change the world.
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All people deserve a roof over their heads…on this day

What if you woke each morning not knowing if you’d find shelter that night? That's the daily reality for more than 100 million homeless...
Farmer standing in field of yellow and red flowers in Vietnam (© Alamy)

Vietnam’s provinces compete for new businesses

To help improve Vietnam's business environment, a "competitiveness" index measures the ease of doing business among Vietnam's 63 provinces.