Nepal wants to name and fame officials

There is a reality TV show that could help cut corruption – and instead of starry-eyed singers, it is bringing into the spotlight “honest and incredible public servants”. Integrity Idol is “naming and faming” officials and bureaucrats who “behave differently, act differently, and maintain their honesty and credibility,” says Narayan Adhikari, Nepal Country Representative for …

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Gates, Cena, others push for polio eradication at Rotary convention

With only less than 40 cases of polio reported worldwide last year, Rotary International is rallying together to make that number zero. “Not only are you eradicating one of the worst diseases, you are also providing people with better help and a better future,” said Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. Gates, co-chair of the Bill & …

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Meet the TEDGlobal 2017 Fellows

Meet the new class of TEDGlobal 2017 Fellows! Representing 18 countries — including, for the first time in our program, Somalia, Uruguay, Liberia and Zimbabwe — this class clears a high bar of talent, creativity and eccentricity. Among those selected, you’ll find a Somali computer scientist catalyzing the tech scene in Somalia and Somaliland; a …

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1,200 global leaders just met in Jordan. This is what they discussed.

Syria, Trump, jobs and the possibility of a post-oil economy — these were among the themes writ large in a meeting that brought together 1,100 global leaders in Jordan. Here are some of the highlights from the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa 2017. Dealing with e-extremism Extremist groups have become increasingly …

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How grandmothers help fight depression in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's public health system, like other sectors, has been hit by a financial crisis. With a population of around 16 million, doctors say there are only 12 public health psychiatrists in the whole country. Now, a group of grandmothers are using what they call "friendship benches" to help thousands of people suffering from mental health …

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