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Peru approves ‘historic’ indigenous rights law

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Peru approves ‘historic’ indigenous rights law

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On Tuesday night, Peru’s Congress unanimously approved a ‘historic’ new law that guarantees indigenous people’s right to free, prior and informed consent to any projects affecting them and their lands. President ...

Ben Shaw, Blind Veteran, Plays ‘World Of Warcraft’ In Partnership With ‘Guide Dog’ Player

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Ben Shaw, Blind Veteran, Plays ‘World Of Warcraft’ In Partnership With ‘Guide Dog’ Player

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A veteran who lost both eyes in the Iraq war has mastered the computer game "World of Warcraft" thanks to the help of a fellow player who acts as his personal "guide dog," according to World of Warcraft Insider. ...

Chinese Villagers Get Free Gold And Silver Bars In Changjian, Jiangsu, China

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Chinese Villagers Get Free Gold And Silver Bars In Changjian, Jiangsu, China

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3,000 villagers hit a windfall last week after a locally-owned business in eastern China gave each resident 100-gram bars of gold and silver in honor of the company's 40th anniversary, the China Money Report writes. ...

Millions of Chinese to benefit from Southampton University hearing test

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Millions of Chinese to benefit from Southampton University hearing test

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A new hearing screening test developed by the University of Southampton could help the estimated 100 million people suffering from hearing loss in China. The test was developed by the university's Institute of So...

Celebrating Women and Girl’s

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Celebrating Women and Girl’s

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Women and men experience conflict in different ways and therefore understand peace in different ways. The world is continuing to hear about the desperate situation of many women in conflict zones, in refugee camps ...

Action for Business group donates to historical appeal

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Action for Business group donates to historical appeal

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A great story, just in from our Facebook community.. Muslim and Jewish communities may be at loggerheads elsewhere in the world – but in Bradford a hand of friendship exists. And that co-operation has been illus...

The Choir With No Name: London homeless choir records debut album and supports Coldplay

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The Choir With No Name: London homeless choir records debut album and supports Coldplay

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They're called the Choir with No Name - a modest name certainly for a group of people whose achievements are anything but small. The members of this London-based choir are people who have experienced homelessness...

Homeless former DJ and voiceover man propelled to fame and wins job offers thanks to viral video

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Homeless former DJ and voiceover man propelled to fame and wins job offers thanks to viral video

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One of America's first viral videos of 2011 has propelled a homeless man, who was filmed begging for money with a baritone-rich radio voice, to national attention and job offers. Ted Williams, a 53 year-old forme...

Homeless Man Finds, Returns $1,440 Cash

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Homeless Man Finds, Returns $1,440 Cash

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John Kavanaugh is homeless, living on the streets of West Chester. But his lack of income and home has not affected Kavanaugh’s principles. The homeless man stepped on an envelope on the ground last week and saw a p...

Dog-lovers brave Fukushima nuclear danger zone to save abandoned pets

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Dog-lovers brave Fukushima nuclear danger zone to save abandoned pets

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Rescuers have been risking their lives in the nuclear swamp around tsunami-hit Japan's stricken power plant - to save abandoned dogs. Thousands of animals have starved to death or been abandoned by their owners ...

States unite to protect primeval European forests

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States unite to protect primeval European forests

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Bratislava, Slovakia: Europe's largest areas of old growth forests outside Russia are to be protected across the seven country span of the Carpathian Mountains. The commitment comes in the form of a Protocol on ...

Solar energy visionary wins ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’

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Solar energy visionary wins ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’

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One of the world’s leading solar entrepreneurs and proponents of renewable energy has been awarded the Right Livelihood Award for 2011, often referred to as the “alternative Nobel Prize.” China’s Huang Ming receive...

Young offenders in Scotland train rescued dogs in preparation for rehoming

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Young offenders in Scotland train rescued dogs in preparation for rehoming

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A pioneering programme in Scotland is encouraging young offenders to train rescued dogs, ready for rehoming. from Polmont training rescue dogs from the nearby Dogs Trust West Calder rehoming centre. Paws for Prog...

Jan Christian Gets Her Voice Back After 35 Years Thanks To Incredible Larynx Surgery

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Jan Christian Gets Her Voice Back After 35 Years Thanks To Incredible Larynx Surgery

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When Jan Christian was 17, a traumatic car accident fractured her windpipe and voice box, robbing her of her voice. For her entire adult life, she has not been able to speak above a muted whisper. But now, 35 years...

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...

Technology Comes to the Rescue of Baby Girls in India

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Technology Comes to the Rescue of Baby Girls in India

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Female foeticide is an issue which our country has grappled with for ages. The gender composition in India has worsened over time. Demographically, though the ratio has increased from 927 females per 1000 males to ...

China reaches panda ‘target’ number

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China reaches panda ‘target’ number

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China says it has perfected the difficult task of getting giant pandas to reproduce in captivity, a step closer to reintroducing the bears into the wild. Scientists at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center h...

The World Can Run On Renewable Energy By 2030

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The World Can Run On Renewable Energy By 2030

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Scientists from Stanford University and the University of California at Davis have crunched the numbers and come up with a plan for how the world might economically and feasibly make the move to renewable energy in...

Gates, Buffett urge India’s rich to pledge their billions

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Gates, Buffett urge India’s rich to pledge their billions

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Two of the world's richest men, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are in New Delhi and have taken the initiative to convince Indian billionaires to join in their philanthropic efforts. Through the Giving Pledge campaig...

University scientist Dr Huw Taylor helps fight cholera epidemic in Haiti

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University scientist Dr Huw Taylor helps fight cholera epidemic in Haiti

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A University of Brighton scientist is helping fight a cholera epidemic among thousands of earthquake victims in Haiti. Dr Huw Taylor saw the suffering first-hand during a recent visit to the Caribbean island, and...