In the mountainous province of Bukidnon in the southern Philippines, local indigenous groups are being forced to adapt to the alarming impacts of climate change. With UN support, communities are making significant strides, using centuries-old knowledge to forge sustainable solutions.Continue Reading


Monday’s meeting in Sochi comes amid international efforts to patch up the Black Sea Grain Initiative., EXPLAINERMonday’s meeting in Sochi comes amid international efforts to patch up the Black Sea Grain Initiative.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to meet Vladimir Putin on Monday, hoping to persuade the Russian leaderContinue Reading


Coup leaders also ordered the ‘expulsion’ of France’s Ambassador Sylvain Itte, who has shown no sign of leaving., Thousands rallied in Niger’s capital Niamey to demand former colonial ruler France withdraw its troops after military leaders seized power in July. [AFP]Tens of thousands of protesters converged outside a French militaryContinue Reading

Students transform their drab dorm rooms into comfy living spaces

NEW YORK — From $300 studded headboards and $100 coffee table books to custom-made cabinets to disguise your mini-fridge, students are spending big bucks to decorate their dorm rooms, adding yet another layer to the soaring costs of college.Some are even going so far as to hire interior designers to beautify their 12 feet byContinue Reading


While Microsoft Visio is a powerful piece of diagramming software, its price point is well beyond what the average home user is willing to spend at $180 per year. Even the online version starts at $5/month. But why pay at all when there are free and viable alternatives to MicrosoftContinue Reading