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Dozens call him 'father'

Dozens call him ‘father’

Kuku Arora sits in his second-floor office in a walk-up building in a crowded neighborhood of New Delhi, India's capital. From the next room comes the hubbub of a classroom of young children. But Mr. Arora doesn't mind. In fact, it is all due to him: Arora has taken charge of local slum chil

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Who lost a son in Iraq, Overcame grief by helping women vets

Who lost a son in Iraq, Overcame grief by helping women vets

A new facility for women veterans in Bridgeport, Conn., honors her fallen son while helping homeless war vets in need. When Shalini Madaras pushed the polished handle and opened the door of the Pfc. Nicholas A. Madaras Home, she opened a new door for homeless women veterans. The facility ho

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Photodynamic therapy helps Connah Broom

Photodynamic therapy helps Connah Broom

A schoolboy diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer in 2006 is defying medical experts. Connah Broom, of Gronant, Flintshire. who has just turned 10, had 11 tumours, and chemotherapy had little effect. But now, after embarking on an alternative form of treatment costing his family over

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We send our son's organs with love

We send our son’s organs with love

In life Luca Giovannini was a  loving, lively and generous young boy who brought joy to everyone he met. And after he died suddenly at the age of five he has continued to spread happiness. For Luca has given the gift of life to four people after his organs were used in transplant operati

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Juan Castillo teaches immigrants

Juan Castillo teaches immigrants

All of Juan Castillo's adult students have had little or no formal education. But that isn't always the main impediment to them tackling their classes, taught in Spanish or English. It's the fact that they don't speak either of these languages. Many of Mr. Castillo's approximately 400-plus

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Jeremy helps Africans tell the world 'This Is Us.'

Jeremy helps Africans tell the world ‘This Is Us.’

When he started making short documentaries with rural children and teenagers in Senegal, Jeremy Teicher's main goal was to get himself out of the way. The kids themselves would decide how to share their lives with the world. As the first generation to have a chance to go to school in Sinthi

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Ryan Clinton wants to make animal shelters 'no kill' zones

Ryan Clinton wants to make animal shelters ‘no kill’ zones

Most people would agree that it's better for healthy dogs and cats in animal shelters to be adopted than to be killed if a home can't be found for them before the shelter's deadline. But in most cities in the United States, "adoptable" animals are being killed in shelters. "That's about to

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Sze LaiShan helps the poor trapped in tiny 'coffin' and 'cage' tenements

Sze LaiShan helps the poor trapped in tiny ‘coffin’ and ‘cage’ tenements

The cloying odor of damp clothes and sweat from the five men crammed into the small room in a tenement block in Tai Kok Tsui, a rough-and-tumble Hong Kong neighborhood, makes the sticky summer night almost unbearable. Squatting at the entrance to the 16-square-foot steel mesh cage that de

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She bring electricity to Indonesian villages

She bring electricity to Indonesian villages

It takes a lot of energy to keep up with Tri Mumpuni Iskandar, which seems fitting given her passion: to electrify poor, rural communities across Indonesia's sprawling 3,200-mile-long archipelago. The charismatic director of the People Centered Business and Economic Institute (IBEKA), a nongov

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Babies know difference between right and wrong

Babies know difference between right and wrong

It is often thought of as one of the qualities which distinguishes humans from animals. And a new study has shown that the ability to tell the difference between right and wrong is a skill which even babies can possess. Infants who show a good understanding of what is fair and unfair are

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