Stories about Health from December, 2013
Let's ask the volunteers to find out! In many countries, volunteers fulfill important basic services for governments and charities.
In many countries there aren't enough doctors and nurses to care for the sick, so charities and governments enlist the help of volunteers.
Positive stories from Niger are a few and far between these days, thanks to economic hardship combined with threats of terrorism. Three projects are trying to change that.
Even after the lifting of some sanctions, Iranians still have difficulty acquiring the medicines they need to thrive or survive.
Reports surfaced that Syria's chemical weapons stash would be destroyed in Albania. The Albanian government had refused the proposal, after angered Albanians took to the streets in protest.
With 16 votes for and 13 against, the Uruguayan Senate passed a bill regulating production and distribution of marihuana, making waves and stirring up opinion both nationally and internationally.
"Government should take the biggest responsibility for the environmental disaster caused by air pollution in China."
The announcement of Nelson Mandela's death has dealt a hard blow. Regional bloggers share their thoughts about the passing of one of the world's most enduring icons of peaceful resistance.