St. Elisabeth's Hospital in the western German town of Lahnstein provides free medical services to children from war zones. Volunteers also help care for the patients, many of whom are traumatized.
One year on from the Christmas market terrorist attack, people affected are set to get more money and better help. It's the latest step in efforts to make up for a poor initial response to the tragic events in Berlin.
Wide-eyed children, women using primitive tools, arid fields — when appealing for donations, aid organizations deploy the very cliches they often criticize. Some are starting to rethink their approach.
The International Criminal Court has awarded compensation to child soldiers recruited by a convicted Congolese warlord. Rights groups hope the decision sends a message to those who recruit child soldiers.
Fans had to wait two years for it. The eighth Star Wars episode hits movie theaters right on time for Christmas. This much can be said, without spoilers: It is already celebrated as the very best one.
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