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Divers Remove Plastic Waste from Greek Waters -- a ‘Gulf Full of Plastic Corals’

Divers and environmentalists found an unpleasant surprise in Aegean waters near Greece and are working to fix it. What looked like colorful coral turned out to be a plastic wasteland, just one of many challenges delicate marine ecosystems face. VOA's Arash Arabasadi dives in for a look.

As Brexit Storm Gathers, Britain Looks to Trump for Hope

The prospect of Britain crashing out of the European Union with no deal at the end of October is creating a tumultuous first few weeks in office for Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The British pound sterling is plunging, and there are warnings of widespread disruption. As Henry Ridgwell reports from London, Johnson is looking for help across the Atlantic to a like-minded ally in the White House.

As Sea Levels Rise, Homes Sprout in US Flood Zones

As sea levels rise, homes continue to sprout in US flood zones

US Fighter Jet Crashes in Death Valley, 7 Park Visitors Hurt

The jet was from strike fighter squadron VFA-151 stationed at Lemoore

Report: Labour Party Contributed to Rise in Anti-Semitic Incidents

The Community Security Trust said it had recorded 892 incidents, an increase of 10% from the year-ago period and a record for the January to June period

Venezuelan Politician on US Immigration’s 10 Most Wanted List

Industry minister and former vice president Tareck El Aissami accused of drug trafficking

Jordan's King: Two-State Solution Key to Middle East Peace

Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt and Brian Hook, the US special representative for Iran and senior adviser to the US secretary of state, are along on Jared Kushner's whistle-stop tour to Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates

Back up Windows WSL distros

The best way to backup your distros is available in Windows Version 1809 and later. You can export your entire distribution to a tarball using the wsl --export command. You can then import this distro back into WSL using the wsl --import command, allowing you to backup and save states of your WSL distributions.Please note that traditional backup services that backup files in your Appdata folders (like Windows Backup) will not corrupt your Linux files.

US Rapper A$AP Rocky to Testify in Assault Trial

The rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, has pleaded not guilty; if convicted, he faces up to two years in jail

Installing WSL with GUI using VcXsrv

VcXsrv is a Windows X-server based on the xorg git sources (like xming
or cygwin's xwin). You can download it from
https://sourceforge.net/projects/vcxsrv/

After installing VcXsrv, start XLaunch and do some setup.

First you can choose whether you like One Large Window or Fullscreen
option, then choose Start no client, and then check Disable access
control. When finished, you will see big window blank screen appear.

Now install Desktop Environment for your WSL.

XFCE4 is lightweight therefore a good choice.

$ sudo apt install xfce4

After the installation finished, make sure you're in your home
directory. Edit .bashrc for some configuration.
$ cd ~
$ nano .bashrc
Go to the last line and write this :
export DISPLAY=:0.0
Exit your WSL and run it again.

The format of this command is actually [host]:<display>.[screen] where
[host] refers to a network host name. Since we left it blank, we're
going to use our local machine instead. Each host can have multiple
display.
Now afte…

Pelosi Calls Visit to Ghana Transformative'

Four hundred years after the first ship of enslaved Africans sailed to America, US House speaker condemns 'grave evil' of slavery in speech to Ghana's parliament 

Iran’s Foreign Minister Sanctioned by US

US officials acknowledge this is a highly unusual action that President Trump signed off on Wednesday

Private Prison Company Sued in Death of Migrant Child, 1

One-year-old Mariee died in May 2018 after suffering a hemorrhage that led to irreversible brain and organ damage, six weeks after she and her mother were released from Dilley facility

US Records 19 Mass Killings So Far in 2019

Most have been domestic violence attacks that receive scant national attention compared with high-profile public shootings in recent years

Towering Broadway Director, Producer Hal Prince Has Died

Pushing the boundaries of musical theater with groundbreaking shows, Harold Prince won a staggering 21 Tony Awards as director and producer

How Sisi's Egypt Hands Out Justice

Egyptian courts have sentenced some 3,000 people to death since 2014, when President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi took power, according to the Arab Network for Human Rights Information

Fire Breaks out at Houston-Area Exxon Mobil Refinery

The city of Baytown says the fire is in an area that contains polypropylene material and that Exxon Mobil has requested some nearby residents to shelter in place as a precaution

Fed Lowers Interest Rates as Expected, Leaves Door Open to More Cuts

The Federal Reserve cited concerns about the global economy and muted U.S. inflation

Trump Welcomes Mongolian President Battulga to White House

Wednesday's visit is the first by a Mongolian president since June 2011, the last time a leader of the landlocked country between Russia and China came to the White House

Straight Talk Africa

Sudan Protests Continue as Authorities Close Schools

Talks set to continue on Tuesday were postponed indefinitely following the killing of six people at a student protest rally

Russian Hospital Says Tests Exclude Navalny Poisoning

The Kremlin critic, who is currently serving a 30-day jail sentence for calling a protest last weekend, was taken to hospital late on July 28 with severe swelling of the face and a rash, sparking fears he had been the victim of a poisoning attempt

Reagan Called Africans 'Monkeys' in Taped Conversation With Nixon

Tape of the October 1971 phone call was unearthed by the former director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and were subsequently published online on Wednesday

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Malaysia's Rohingya Refugees Forced to Work in Shadows

Though Malaysia lets refugees register with UN refugee agency country provides them next to no aid and denies them right to work, while charging them for health care

4 More Inmates Die in Brazil Following Deadly Prison Clash

The Para state public security office said the four were discovered dead when the prison vehicle arrived in the town of Maraba

William Hill US partners with Income Access to enhance its affiliate program

The partnership will enhance the current William Hill US affiliate program by ... This also will increase the opportunity to add affiliate partnerships in ...

E-commerce Businesses Use Affiliate Marketing to Compete in the Market

As per the survey results, the use of affiliate marketing techniques is prevalent in the e-commerce world. The popular reasons for the high use of ...

The Caisson Platoon: Honoring Those Who Served

The Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) are part of the U.S. Army Caisson Platoon. These men and women soldiers have the honor of carrying departed military members from all branches and dignitaries to their final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery.

Boris Johnson in Belfast as Brexit Woes Weigh on UK Economy

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is meeting political leaders in Northern Ireland, where he faces a doubly difficult goal: restoring the collapsed Belfast government and finding a solution for the Irish border after Brexit

Huawei Remains No. 2 Smartphone Seller Despite US Sanctions

The Chinese firm boosted its sales even as the overall market declined, remaining on the heels of sector leader Samsung and ahead of U.S.-based Apple

The Caisson Platoon: A Duty of Honor and Respect

The Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) are part of the U.S. Army Caisson Platoon. These men and women soldiers have the honor of carrying departed military members from all branches and dignitaries to their final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery.

Israel Approves Palestinian Construction in West Bank

Israel captured the West Bank, along with east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, in the 1967 Mideast war. The Palestinians seek these areas as parts of a future state. Most of the international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law and an impediment to a two-state solution to the conflict

Israel Approves Palestinian Construction in West Bank

Israel captured the West Bank, along with east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, in the 1967 Mideast war. The Palestinians seek these areas as parts of a future state. Most of the international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law and an impediment to a two-state solution to the conflict

Algerian Justice Minister Fired Amid Anti-Graft Probes

Interim president appointed Belkacem Zeghmati to replace
Slimane Brahmi

Israel Approves Palestinian Construction in West Bank

Israel captured the West Bank, along with east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, in the 1967 Mideast war. The Palestinians seek these areas as parts of a future state. Most of the international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law and an impediment to a two-state solution to the conflict

Algerian Justice Minister Fired Amid Anti-Graft Probes

Interim president appointed Belkacem Zeghmati to replace
Slimane Brahmi

China: Differences to Be 'Properly' Resolved at SE Asia Meet

Southeast Asian foreign ministers open their annual meeting with a call from host Thailand for deeper integration amid rising global challenges

China: Differences to Be 'Properly' Resolved at SE Asia Meet

Southeast Asian foreign ministers open their annual meeting with a call from host Thailand for deeper integration amid rising global challenges

Tunisia PM to Run for President Following Essebsi's Death

Essebsi, 92, a secularist who helped guide the transition to democracy after a 2011 revolution, was buried at a state funeral on Saturday

US to Set Up Plan Allowing Prescription Drugs From Canada

Administration's move comes as the pharmaceutical industry is facing a crescendo of consumer complaints over prices and legislation from both parties in Congress to rein in costs

Border Crossings: Ron Bultongez

Singer-songwriter Ron Bultongez is living the American Dream from growing up in the Democratic Republic of Congo to being named the “Hometown Hero” of Plano, TX to becoming a Top 24 Finalist on American Idol 2018, where he left Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan in awe of his voice. Ron’s dreams have taken him far. His journey, depth, and spirit are evident in his smooth yet raspy vocals and his bluesy, soulful songwriting.

Roadside Bomb Blast Kills Dozens in Afghanistan

The deadly violence Wednesday came a day after the United Nations reported that nearly 4,000 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in the first half of 2019

Sagging Growth, Inflation Build Case for Europe Rate Cut

Official figures show inflation and growth have sagged in the eurozone, adding to the case for the European Central Bank to add another blast of monetary stimulus at its September meeting

US, China Agree to Hold Next Round of Trade Talks in September

Talks to be held in Washington after latest round of talks in Shanghai come to an end

Loophole Allows Families to Get Aid Meant for Needy Students

The U.S. Education Department is being urged to close a loophole that has allowed some wealthy families to get federal aid that's meant for low-income students

Blockchain in the Global Healthcare Market (2013-2023): $890.5M Opportunity Analysis by ...

The "Blockchain in Healthcare Market, by Application by End User, by Geography - Global Market Size, Share, Development, Growth, and Demand ...

HIVE Blockchain Receives MCTO

HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. is a growth oriented, TSX.V-listed company building a bridge from the blockchain sector to traditional capital ...

Taliban Expects Peace Deal With US in Next Meeting

The two sides have worked hard for nearly one year and almost drafted a text in which 'we have addressed all major issues,' Suhail Shaheen, who speaks for the Taliban negotiating team, told VOA

Taliban Expects Peace Deal With US in Next Meeting

The two sides have worked hard for nearly one year and almost drafted a text in which 'we have addressed all major issues,' Suhail Shaheen, who speaks for the Taliban negotiating team, told VOA

Taliban Expects Peace Deal With US in Next Meeting

The two sides have worked hard for nearly one year and almost drafted a text in which 'we have addressed all major issues,' Suhail Shaheen, who speaks for the Taliban negotiating team, told VOA

Kenya Reopens Hotel Complex That Al-Shabab Stormed This Year

Kenya on Wednesday was reopening the luxury hotel complex that al-Shabab attacked in January in the deadliest extremist assault inside the country in several years

Haiti Anti-Corruption Protesters Demand US Stop Supporting President Moise

But American Embassy official expressed support for democratically-elected president who has not been judged for any crimes

Haiti Anti-Corruption Protesters Demand US Stop Supporting President Moise

But American Embassy official expressed support for democratically-elected president who has not been judged for any crimes

Haiti Anti-Corruption Protesters Demand US Stop Supporting President Moise

But American Embassy official expressed support for democratically-elected president who has not been judged for any crimes

William Hill and Income Access tie the knot on new US partnership

The partnership has been put in place in order to enhance the current William Hill US affiliate program, by adding an industry leading tracking and ...

CoinGeek Seoul Brings Popular Blockchain Conference Back to Asia October 1-2

LONDON, July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Popular blockchain event CoinGeek is coming to Seoul for a two-day happening at Le Meridien Hotel, ...

AP FACT CHECK: Off Notes from Dems on Climate, Economy

AP FACT CHECK: Claims from the Democratic debate in Detroit and how they stack up with the facts

With Latest Launches, North Korea Perfecting 'Scary Impressive' Missile

Pyongyang has launched seven ballistic missiles in three months

North Korea Conducts 2nd Ballistic Missile Test in a Week

Pyongyang continues ramping up pressure on US, S. Korea

Democratic Debate Features Clash Between Moderates and Progressives

Senators Sanders and Warren defend sweeping plans on health care and economy

Tanzania Plans to Install Cable Cars on Mount Kilimanjaro

250,000 guides and porters worried about losing jobs as tourists take the easy way up Africa’s tallest peak

Tanzania Plans to Install Cable Cars on Mount Kilimanjaro

250,000 guides and porters worried about losing jobs as tourists take the easy way up Africa’s tallest peak

Tanzania Plans to Install Cable Cars on Mount Kilimanjaro

250,000 guides and porters worried about losing jobs as tourists take the easy way up Africa’s tallest peak

Teens From Around the Globe Solve Problems at Google Competition

Harvesting the vibrations from trees, figuring out a new way to test glucose, these teens tackle environmental and health issues

Teens From Around the Globe Solve Problems at Google Competition

Harvesting the vibrations from trees, figuring out a new way to test glucose, these teens tackle environmental and health issues

Teens From Around the Globe Solve Problems at Google Competition

Harvesting the vibrations from trees, figuring out a new way to test glucose, these teens tackle environmental and health issues

N. Korea, China on Agenda as Pompeo Heads To Thailand, Australia, Micronesia

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to Thailand, Australia and Micronesia as US trade talks with China resume in Shanghai

Teens From Around the Globe Compete at Google

Harvesting vibrations from trees, figuring out a new way to test glucose, these teens tackle environmental and health issues

A Blockchain Remedy for Handwritten Prescriptions

Doctors’ scrawls and scribbles are notoriously hard to read. Electronic prescriptions remedy the problem but around the world and especially in developing countries, the technology isn’t always accessible. One possible solution? Blockchain, the same technology underpinning cryptocurrency transactions. Tina Trinh reports.

Tanzania Plans to Install Cable Cars on Mount Kilimanjaro

250,000 guides and porters worried about losing jobs as tourists take the easy way up Africa’s tallest peak

Ethiopia Plants Trees to Curb Climate Change Effects

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his guest, director of the World Food Program David Beasley, planted tree seedlings on Tuesday in a salute to Ethiopia's Green Legacy Initiative, which seeks to combat climate change through mass tree planting. Volunteers in the Horn of Africa state planted 350 million trees in the past week in an effort to curb climate change effects.

Paws Aboard -- Riverboat Cruise for Dogs

Boat cruises on the Potomac River in the Washington, D.C. area are a popular way to see famous monuments and other landmarks. But a special cruise gives dogs a chance to relax on a scenic trip with their owners. VOAs Deborah Block takes us on a cruise for canines.

Paws Aboard -- Riverboat Cruise for Dogs

Boat cruises on the Potomac River in the Washington, D.C. area are a popular way to see famous monuments and other landmarks. But a special cruise gives dogs a chance to relax on a scenic trip with their owners. VOAs Deborah Block takes us on a cruise for canines.

Blockchain In Supply Chain Market is Expected To Rise From A Modest Valuation Of USD 81.40 ...

Blockchain is a peer to peer distributed technology, based on three components known as distributed network, shared ledger, and digital transactions.

Blockchain in logistics shows promise but local adoption continues to lag

While news of an international blockchain summit in Jakarta has brought a sense of optimism, the adoption of blockchain technology in the country's ...

UN Criticizes US Resumption of Federal Executions

The Trump administration’s decision to reinstate federal executions after a 16-year hiatus goes against the national and international trend to abolish the death penalty

Russian Court Rejects Kremlin Critic Navalny's Early Release Appeal

Navalny's lawyer had asked the court to free him early on health grounds, saying his cell looked like it had been the source of a mysterious illness over the weekend

Report of Riot Charges Prompts Sudden Protest in Hong Kong

Protesters have clashed with police again in Hong Kong after reports that some of their detained colleagues would be charged with the relatively serious charge of rioting

Shaka: Extra Time

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Mexico says Number of Migrants Down 39% Since May

Mexico's foreign relations secretary says the number of migrants fell from 144,278 in May, to 87,648 so far in July

Mexico says Number of Migrants Down 39% Since May

Mexico's foreign relations secretary says the number of migrants fell from 144,278 in May, to 87,648 so far in July

Mexico says Number of Migrants Down 39% Since May

Mexico's foreign relations secretary says the number of migrants fell from 144,278 in May, to 87,648 so far in July

North Carolina Formally Explores Potential Blockchain Applications

Dan Forest announced the North Carolina Blockchain Initiative to “study the unique attributes and use-cases of blockchain technology, virtual assets, ...

India and Pakistan trade Kashmir fire, killing 2

An Indian army statement said the Indian fatality occurred in Sunderbani sector

Trump Doubles Down on Attacks on Baltimore, Congressman Cummings

Critics characterize Trump’s attacks as racist remarks

Iraq: Former Governor Embezzled $10 Million, Fled to Kurdistan

Authorities say the money was transferred to Iraqi Kurdistan, where the sacked governor of Nineveh, Nawfel Akoub, is thought to be in hiding with several wanted officials

US Says Has Asked Germany to 'Help Secure' Strait of Hormuz

The United States has asked Germany to join an international naval mission to help secure the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the US embassy in Berlin said Tuesday, as tensions mount between Washington and Iran

India's Parliament OKs Ending Instant Divorce for Muslims

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the bill’s approval by the upper house of Parliament reflects the empowerment of women and India’s changing profile

At Vital Moment, Lebanon Paralyzed by Political Conflict

The political repercussions of a deadly shooting have paralyzed government at a critical moment and risk complicating efforts to enact reforms needed to steer the heavily indebted state away from financial crisis

Capital One Data Breach Hits 100 mn

FBI agents arrested Paige Thompson, 33, a former Seattle technology company software engineer, after she boasted about the data theft on the information sharing site GitHub, authorities said

Iranians Say US Sanctions Blocking Access to Needed Medicine

With Iran's economy in free fall after the US pullout from the nuclear deal and escalated sanctions on Tehran, prices of imported medicines have soared as the national currency tumbled about 70% against the dollar

ArcBlock Upgrades Forge Application Framework with New Features and Tools for Blockchain ...

BELLEVUE, Wash., July 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Forge Framework, the next-generation blockchain application development framework and from ...

Minister: Trump Argument for French Wine Tariffs 'Absurd'

France drew Trump's ire when it decided to tax digital giants to plug a fiscal loophole that has some internet heavyweights pay next to nothing in countries where they make huge profits

Minister: Trump Argument for French Wine Tariffs 'Absurd'

France drew Trump's ire when it decided to tax digital giants to plug a fiscal loophole that has some internet heavyweights pay next to nothing in countries where they make huge profits

Minister: Trump Argument for French Wine Tariffs 'Absurd'

France drew Trump's ire when it decided to tax digital giants to plug a fiscal loophole that has some internet heavyweights pay next to nothing in countries where they make huge profits

Boris Johnson Tries to Reassure on Brexit As Pound Slumps

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is visiting Wales as part of a national tour intended to reassure Britons that his push for a hard Brexit won't hurt the economy and rip apart the U.K.

Trump to Visit Poland for World War II Anniversary Sept 1

An aide to the Polish president says that President Donald Trump will visit Poland from Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 to take part in observances marking the 80th anniversary of World War II

Sheriff: 1 Dead, 1 Shot at Walmart in Mississippi

The shooting prompted a sizeable law enforcement response, with officers setting up a perimeter and entering the Walmart Supercenter

Dubai Ruler, Princess in London Court Over Welfare of Kids

A legal dispute between the powerful ruler of Dubai and his estranged wife will be playing out over two days in a London courtroom

Manchester Bomber's Brother to Go on Trial in November

Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi's brother will go on trial in November following his extradition from Libya for a 2017 attack that killed 22 people, a court rules

Trump Warns China to Negotiate Trade Deal Now Rather Than Later

Warning comes as US and Chinese officials set to being talks in Shanghai

Ex-Tehran Mayor Sentenced to Death over Wife's Murder

Former Tehran mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi was sentenced to death after being convicted of murdering his wife, the judiciary said Tuesday, after a high-profile case that received extensive media coverage

Under Trump, Expert Advisory Panels on the Decline

US officials say many panels simply add bureaucracy and costs

'Multi-Threaded' Blockchain Solana Receives $18 Million in Funding

The development team behind proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain Solana received $18 Million in funding, according to a press release shared with ...

Moroccan King Seeks Government Shake-Up to Calm Frustrations

Morocco's king is calling for a government reshuffle, seeking "new blood" and saying the country's development policy isn't doing enough to meet citizens' needs

Mauritania Releases Jailed 'Blasphemy' Blogger

Cheikh Ould Mohamed Ould Mkheitir, who was initially sentenced to death but then given a jail term and afterwards held under house arrest, 'was released yesterday... [but] is not completely free in his movements,' his attorney said

Navalny, Awaiting Appeal, Shares Suspicions He May Have Been Poisoned

Russian opposition leader was taken to the hospital on July 28 and released a day later after being treated for what hospital said was a non-life threatening condition

US Rapper A$AP Rocky Pleads Not Guilty in Swedish Assault Case

Rapper A$AP Rocky was detained on July 3 in connection with a street brawl in Stockholm in the early hours of June 30, and later charged with assault causing actual bodily harm.

UN Urges Probe into Shooting of Sudan Schoolchildren

The United Nations called for a probe into the killing of five schoolchildren at a Sudan rally as protesters piled on pressure on army rulers to transfer power ahead of talks on the country's transition Tuesday

UN Urges Probe into Shooting of Sudan Schoolchildren

The United Nations called for a probe into the killing of five schoolchildren at a Sudan rally as protesters piled on pressure on army rulers to transfer power ahead of talks on the country's transition Tuesday

UN Urges Probe into Shooting of Sudan Schoolchildren

The United Nations called for a probe into the killing of five schoolchildren at a Sudan rally as protesters piled on pressure on army rulers to transfer power ahead of talks on the country's transition Tuesday

XLMedia appoints Stuart Simms as new CEO

Simms will officially join his new employers on October 2, where he will step down from the role he has held at the affiliate marketing services provider, ...

Banning cryptocurrency in India not a solution: Nasscom

Garg is of the opinion that one of the positives of the ban might be that it will break the “perception that DLT/Blockchain is cryptocurrency or vice versa".

UN: Afghan, NATO Forces Killed More Civilians this Year than Insurgent Groups

Rise in Afghan civilian deaths by pro-government forces comes as US and Taliban negotiate deal to end 18-year-war

UN: Afghan, NATO Forces Killed More Civilians this Year than Insurgent Groups

Rise in Afghan civilian deaths by pro-government forces comes as US and Taliban negotiate deal to end 18-year-war

UN: Afghan, NATO Forces Killed More Civilians this Year than Insurgent Groups

Rise in Afghan civilian deaths by pro-government forces comes as US and Taliban negotiate deal to end 18-year-war

Pompeo: Trump Wants Forces Reduced in Afghanistan by Next US Election

The disclosure of a timeline will add to speculation that Trump is prepared to strike any deal with the Taliban that will allow for at least partial US withdrawal before American voters go to the polls

Outrage Mounts in India Over Rape Case Teen's Suspicious Car Crash

The teenager had accused Sengar of raping her at his home in Unnao district in 2017 but police in the notoriously lawless state initially refused to take action

South Africa’s 'Reclaimers' Shoulder the Bulk of Nation’s Recycling

It's a messy job, and they do it: South Africa's 'reclaimers' recycle bulk of nation's waste

After Moon Landing Anniversary, NASA Aims Beyond Earth Orbit

The SLS system, which will launch astronauts in a newly designed “Orion” capsule into space

Trump Escalates Racially Charged Attacks Against Critics

The president’s attacks have been widely condemned by Democrats but supporters say pointing out opponents’ bias and problems at home are fair game

It's a Messy Job, And They Do It: South Africa's 'Reclaimers' Recycle Bulk of Nation's Waste

South Africa has a recycling rate of just under 60 percent, according to industry studies -- a statistic that puts it on par with some European nations. But here, recycling is done by an informal network called "reclaimers" -- thousands of men and women who sift through trash to identify recyclables to sell. This vast, high-labor system fits with the nation's high unemployment rate, and is, experts argue, a different model of innovation. Anita Powell reports from Johannesburg.

Rights Groups Condemn Excessive Use of Force Against Protesters in Russia

About 1,400 protesters have been arrested in Moscow amid reports of police brutality and suspected poisoning in jail