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  • March 2, 2011    

    At least 150 people died and more are feared buried in the rubble caused by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck the city of Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island on Feb. 22. A week later, rescuers were still searching through the ruins and the town was holding memorial services for the victims of the quake. Continue reading

  • January 20, 2011    

    In its heyday it boasted nearly two million people; the world’s premier industry (autos); the world’s most popular music (Motown); and perhaps the country’s most prosperous black middle class. But Detroit’s population is down 50 percent; so are wages in … Continue reading

  • December 27, 2010    

    In January, southern Sudanese will vote on whether they want to stay with the north or become their own country. Posters touting the separation of the south are planted all over the walls in the southern city of Juba — … Continue reading

  • December 21, 2010    

    The second installment in a three-part Global Health series on Cuba airs Tuesday on the NewsHour. View photos from the team’s trip through Havana below and tune in to learn more about Cuba’s universal health care system and the debate … Continue reading

  • November 15, 2010    

    Want to see a mosquito heart? A starfish embryo? The crystals in crystallized soy sauce? Then behold the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, an annual contest for photomicrographs, or images taken through a microscope. The subject matter is tiny, but … Continue reading

  • November 10, 2010    

    The Food and Drug Administration unveiled 36 proposed warning labels for cigarette packages and ads on Wednesday. The new labels will be much bigger and more graphic than what U.S. consumers are used to seeing: They’ll cover half of the … Continue reading

  • October 28, 2010    

    In less than 24 hours, a tsunami crashed into a remote island chain and a volcano erupted in Indonesia, killing a combined total of more than 400 people and forcing hundreds more to seek temporary refuge in emergency shelters. Continue reading

  • September 24, 2010    

    Two years to the month after the titan of Wall Street declared bankruptcy, Lehman Brothers’ extensive and diverse art collection is headed to the titans of the auction block: Sotheby’s of New York and Christie’s of London. The art was … Continue reading

  • September 21, 2010    

    As more young Mongolians abandon the traditional nomadic lifestyle of their families, older generations worry the culture of Mongolian nomads could be threatened. Continue reading

  • August 19, 2010   BY  

    As the flooding in Pakistan continues to spread, more than 1,500 people have died and millions are homeless, many without access to clean water. The risk of disease outbreaks among the displaced population is high, said UNICEF’s Robin Nandy. He talked to the NewsHour about the situation on the ground. Continue reading

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