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· May, 2014

Stories about Good News from May, 2014

Quintuplet Birth in Guatemala

Guatemalan media is reporting [es] a quintuplet birth in Guatemala City. The babies’ weight, three girls and two boys, is between one pound with 9 ounces and two pounds with...

What Happens When a Muslim, Jew, Christian, Atheist and Agnostic Travel the World Together?

Victor, Josselin, Samuel, Ilan and Ismael all belong to different religions (or none at all). Together, they created the InterFaith Tour.

“An Island Luminous” Makes Haiti Open Access

There's an exciting new free-access website on Haiti, which pairs rare books, manuscripts, newspapers and archival photos with intelligent commentary.

What is Really Ailing France ?

The inability of the French economy to rebound from the Euro zone crisis, the loss of corporate champions like Alstom and Arcelor and the forceful rise of the far right...

A Low-cost Solution to Heal Cataract in Sub Saharan Countries

One of the main causes of blindness in sub saharan countries are cataracts. A group of french physicians has developed a surgical kit called “Phacokit” to treat at low-cost individuals suffering from cataract...

Cuba: The Joys of Getting Older

Cuban diaspora blog My big, fat, Cuban family shares 59 “wonderful truths” about aging.

Grenada: Kick'em Jenny Study May Save Lives

Repeating Islands republishes a report about a scientific study of Kick'em Jenny, an active underwater volcano located just off the coast of Grenada.

PHOTOS: Poui Season in Trinidad & Tobago

The jewels of Trinidad and Tobago's dry season, the pink and yellow Poui trees, are offering a last burst of splendour as the country looks forward to the rainy season.

Meet Khadija, a Motorcycle Repairwoman Breaking Boundaries in Bangladesh

BRAC blog profiles how girls in Bangladesh are learning lucrative yet unconventional trades for women. Khadija, for example, was forced to drop out of school before finishing fifth grade to help support...

Guyana: Laugh & Learn

Guyana Gyal blogs about the power of laughter: Through the use of humour, she was able to help a young woman be confident enough to learn.

Meet Joshua Beckford Who Attended Oxford University at the Age of 6

Omg Ghana reports about Joshua Beckford's outstanding academic achievement: At age 8, you were probably practicing a sport or was preparing for the third grade. Well, meet an 8 year old...

Madagascar to Start Distributing Crude Oil Locally and Hope to Boost Job Market

L'Express reports that the Madagascar Oil Group will start testing distribution of 55,000 to  73,000 barrels [fr] of crude oil from Tsimiroro, Madagascar onto the local market. It is part of the new government strategy...

Two People Are Driving Around Europe to Find What It Means to Be European

On the eve of European elections, two French artists will tour Europe to meet with as many types of Europeans as possible.

Shamed Macedonian Government Caves in to Student Demands

Amid elections and economic instability, a student digital movement shames the Macedonian government into issuing a tender to fix appalling living conditions in the largest Skopje university dormitory.

Pity for the Poor, or When Do We Get to Hear the Good News?

When NGOs communicate, they often go for narratives of distress and disaster instead of showing progress and potential. The result is a distorted and stereotyped view of the world.

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