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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg signs up for Giving Pledge

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg signs up for Giving Pledge

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Zuckerberg agrees to donate most of his wealth to charity

American study suggests bad fat can be transformed to burn off calories

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American study suggests bad fat can be transformed to burn off calories

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Researchers in the US have apparently learned how to turn so-called 'bad' fat into 'good' into what's being described as a possible future treatment for obesity. The team at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore s...

After truce, ETA now says it’s ready to end violence

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After truce, ETA now says it’s ready to end violence

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BILBAO, Spain - The Basque extremist group ETA said Thursday it was ready to call an end to a 43-year violent campaign for independence and said it wanted to begin talks with Spain and France - a move that could pa...

A Detroit Florist Gives Away Bouquets Just for Being Kind

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A Detroit Florist Gives Away Bouquets Just for Being Kind

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We've told you before that in these times of hardship for so many, others have made it their mission to lighten people's burdens wherever they can. In South Carolina, they're buying each other's coffee. Throughout t...

Shaking it up for charity

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Shaking it up for charity

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Very few good stories end with the characters grungy and exhausted, outdoors in Times Square at 5:18 a.m. in freezing weather, but this is one of them. After months of training and preparation, two hardy teams were ...

Can we crowdfund gun control?

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Can we crowdfund gun control?

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Crowdfunding is a popular way these days to, for instance, make your new album, launch a new tech product or develop a hoodie that lasts for 10 years. Now, one new group is using it to finance something else entirely ...

Indonesian Twins,Separated At Birth, Reunite In Sweden

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Indonesian Twins,Separated At Birth, Reunite In Sweden

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This story sounds like a movie script, but it"s not. Two Indonesian sisters -- twins -- separated at birth, found each nearly 30 years later, only to discover that they lived no more than 25 miles apart in South Sw...

New smartphone app lets users text ‘eyes-free’

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New smartphone app lets users text ‘eyes-free’

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For visually impaired iPhone users, text messaging poses a definite problem. Voice recognition software may help, but what to do when a message needs to be a bit more discreet? Now, thanks to researchers at the G...

Thief returns stolen hammer to store with apology decades after theft

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Thief returns stolen hammer to store with apology decades after theft

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An anonymous thief sent an envelope of cash to a family-owned supply store in western Pennsylvania to pay for a hammer stolen decades ago. The cash arrived at Central Contractors Supply Co. in Johnstown, with a h...

Rebecca Black Donating ‘Friday’ Proceeds to Japan

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Rebecca Black Donating ‘Friday’ Proceeds to Japan

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YouTube singing star Rebecca Black is using her overnight fame for a good cause. The 13-year-old singer, who touched off a nerve with her budget hit, "Friday," told Us magazine she will donate the profits of her iT...

Killer Heels: Save The Children auctions donated shoes to prevent youngsters dying

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Killer Heels: Save The Children auctions donated shoes to prevent youngsters dying

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Kick off this year's party season by bagging yourself a pair of cool killer heels in Save The Children's Killer Heels to Kick out Killer Diseases auction. Your glitzy shoes can help save children's lives, the chari...

Wheelchair User Travels Across Africa to open a Spinal Rehab Centre!

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Wheelchair User Travels Across Africa to open a Spinal Rehab Centre!

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A Kenyan man who uses a wheelchair went to great lengths to bring support for disabled people to East Africa. Zackary Kimotho, a 43-year-old who suffered a spinal injury after falling victim to a car-jacking in 200...

Grief-stricken mom found a new family after tsunami

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Grief-stricken mom found a new family after tsunami

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Phuket, Thailand (CNN) -- When Southeast Asia was rocked by a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2004, Susanne Janson was glued to her television in Stockholm, Sweden. Her two daughters -- 14-year-old Eleonor and 12...

Americans Honor Martin Luther King

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Americans Honor Martin Luther King

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Americans are honoring the memory of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday with a federal holiday marking his birthday. King was a Baptist preacher who fought discrimination and racism in the 1950s and...

‘Paying it forward’ after 9/11

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‘Paying it forward’ after 9/11

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New York (CNN) -- Jeff Parness still remembers the pain of September 11, 2001, when his friend and business partner, Hagay Shefi, was among the thousands killed in the World Trade Center attacks. But Parness, a ...

Endangered mountain gorilla is increasing in numbers, African census shows

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Endangered mountain gorilla is increasing in numbers, African census shows

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One of the world's most charismatic and endangered species - the mountain gorilla - is increasing in numbers according to a new study in Africa. The analysis of the census conducted in March and April indicates ...

Bolivia Set to Pass Historic ‘Law of Mother Earth’ Which Will Grant Nature Equal Rights to Humans

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Bolivia Set to Pass Historic ‘Law of Mother Earth’ Which Will Grant Nature Equal Rights to Humans

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With the cooperation of politicians and grassroots organizations, Bolivia is set to pass the Law of Mother Earth which will grant nature the same rights and protections as humans. The piece of legislation, call...

The triathlete who got back on her bike and gave back

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The triathlete who got back on her bike and gave back

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Charlotte Roach was an Olympic trainee before a terrible accident. After months recovering, she cycled from Beijing to London to raise money for the air ambulance that saved her The sun was out. It was a crisp No...

Polly Higgins was honoured as Campaigner of the Year at PEA Awards 2012

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Polly Higgins was honoured as Campaigner of the Year at PEA Awards 2012

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Polly Higgins was honored on March 21st with the distinction of Campaigner of the Year at the The People and Environment Achievement Awards. The PEA Awards recognise that all major breakthroughs by government, busi...

Women in Saudi Arabia to vote and run in elections

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Women in Saudi Arabia to vote and run in elections

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Women in Saudi Arabia are to be given the right to vote and run in future municipal elections, King Abdullah has announced. He said they would also have the right to be appointed to the consultative Shura Council. ...