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  • Madagascar hopes election will end nearly five years of crisis

    Madagascar hopes election will end nearly five years of crisis
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Madagascar is set to hold elections Friday, trying to shrug off the effects of a 2009 coup that plunged millions of people into poverty and hunger due to subsequent African and Western sanctions and withdrawal of budget aid....
  • L.A. Filipinos mobilize to assist typhoon victims

    As the death toll continues to rise in the aftermath of the powerful typhoon that swept through the Philippines last week, Southern California’s local Filipino community has been mobilizing to assist in relief efforts. A 5K Charity Walk was held...
  • U.N. to immunize 20 million children against polio in Middle East

    BEIRUT – An outbreak of polio among children in war-torn Syria has prompted a mass immunization campaign that aims to vaccinate 20 million children in seven Middle Eastern nations and territories, the United Nations and the World Health Organization...
  • L.A. Times Travel Show to welcome new, returning headliners in 2014

    L.A. Times Travel Show to welcome new, returning headliners in 2014
    Essayist. Actor. Activist. Author. Those are just some of the labels you might apply to Adam Richman, Alyssa Milano, Henry Rollins and Arthur Frommer, the keynote speakers for the Los Angeles Times Travel Show on Jan. 18 and 19 at the L.A. Convention...
  • Engaging with North Korea

    Pyongyang, North Korea — I became British ambassador to North Korea a year ago, and since then I have seen firsthand the nature of the regime. Its human rights record is appalling; it continues to develop its nuclear and ballistic missile programs...
  • Teen pregnancy declining, but 7.3 million a year still give birth

    Teen pregnancy declining, but 7.3 million a year still give birth
    The global incidence of girls under 18 giving birth has declined steadily for decades, but with 7.3 million children born to teenage mothers each year, the costs to their health and society remain staggering, according to a U.N. population study...
  • UNICEF Taps 'Austin & Ally' Thesp as Trick-or-Treat Program's Celeb Ambassador

    The students at Glassell Park Elementary School in Los Angeles who assembled to talk about UNICEF's annual Trick-or-Treat program exploded in excited screams. And while the 63-year-old campaign that collects donations during Halloween for children in need...
  • Stars Strive to Shine Just Right in Awards Season Spotlight

    So is Robert Redford really a "fun guy"? And does Joseph Gordon-Levitt truly project "a mellow, laid-back vibe?" I pondered these earth-shaking questions as I read recent examples of that dubious literary genre, the "celebrity interview," wherein...
  • William Petersen, Michael Shannon Among Thesps Making Return to Chicago Stages

    Can't go home again? That old adage apparently doesn't apply to actors who started in Chicago theater before going on to Hollywood success. In the past six months alone, Windy City auds have seen the return of an impressive ensemble of well-known big- and...
  • Cable vs. Broadcast TV: Learning to Love the Low End of the Dial

    I've recently rekindled a strained professional relationship: I'm watching scripted series on the Big Four networks again. This development surprises no one more than me, since I had admittedly become a cable and pay TV snob. Like so many others in the...
  • Photo essay | Education in wartime Syria

     
    MADAYA, Syria (AP) — Clutching his books close to his chest, 12-year-old Abdo al-Fikri eagerly walked into a classroom last month in Madaya, an opposition-held village in northern Syria, his brother and sister trailing behind him. It has been a year...
  • Community & Clubs: Just Seventeen, and in a magazine

    Community & Clubs: Just Seventeen, and in a magazine
    The evening of Oct. 14 was marked by Seventeen Magazine's Pretty Amazing winner, Lindsay Brown, a soccer player and recent Notre Dame graduate, sharing her inspiring story of helping to educate and empower young girls in Nepal and Africa. For more about...